With school holidays officially here, the safety of children during this period has been greatly emphasised.
Not all parents are able to take leave to spend time with their children and therefore local authorities are urging parents to educate their children on the following basics which will play an instrumental role in ensuring their safety.
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Here are some important hints to bear in mind before the school holidays:
Children, who are home alone during school break, need to ensure that they keep all doors locked. They need to also be told to not allow anyone to enter the property.
Parents are advised to also find someone trustworthy whom they can trust to watch their children.
It is important to teach your child to always memorise important details and relevant contact numbers should an emergency arise.
A list of important emergency contact details such as the local SAPS or Fire Station, should always be kept close to your landline.
Teach your teenagers how to operate your alarm system as well. When you test your alarm, let them press the panic button to familiarise themselves with the process, so they will know exactly what to do in an emergency.