10 Safety Rules for Kids and Parents (and Nannies!)

Feb 16, 2024 | Health & Safety, Parenting Advice

In today’s world, ensuring the safety of our children is of utmost importance. But with working parents having less time to monitor their kids’ behavior all day, it’s crucial for kids to understand certain safety rules that can help prevent accidents and keep them out of harm’s way. For parents that hire nannies to help with child care, it’s also important for nannies to know these rules and teach them to the children.

This list from safelyeverafter.com is a good starting point for having a conversation with your kids to help them navigate the world confidently and responsibly.

The Super Ten, Play-it-Safe Rules for Kids and Grownups!

  2. I know my NAME, ADDRESS, & PHONE NUMBER, and my parents’ names too. (Don’t forget: kids need to know their parents’ cell phone numbers!)
  3. Safe Grownups Don’t Ask Kids for Help!! (They go to other grownups if they need assistance).
  4. I never go ANYWHERE or take ANYTHING from someone I don’t know.
  5. I must “CHECK FIRST” with my safe-smarts grownup for permission: before I go anywhere, change my plans, or get into a car even if it’s with someone I know. If I can’t check first, then the answer is NO!
  6. Everybody’s bathing suit areas are PRIVATE.
  7. I don’t have to be POLITE, if someone makes me feel scared or uncomfortable. It’s okay to say NO… even to a grownup, if I have to.
  8. I don’t keep SECRETS… especially if they make me feel scared or uneasy. (No adult should tell a child to keep a secret.)
  9. If I ever get LOST in a public place, I can FREEZE & YELL or go to a Mom with Kids and ask for help.
  10. I will always pay attention to my Special Inner Voice, especially if I get an “uh-oh” feeling.

Remember, safety education is an ongoing process, so continue to reinforce these lessons and adapt them as your child grows and encounters new experiences.

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