Child Welfare outside of the house

  1. Good supervision is the best way to keep your children safe when outside the house.
  2. Security guards are not babysitters and should not be relied upon to watch your children.
  3. Teach your children how to safely cross roads, look for traffic, and be road-wise.
  4. Supervise children when using the pool and allow them to use it only when there is a lifeguard on duty. Pool rules must be obeyed.
  5. Teach your children to beware of dogs and not to touch or approach dogs they do not know; rabies occurs in the Philippines. Other animals and wildlife, such as snakes, should also not be approached by children.
  6. Make it a rule that your children must always tell you first before they go to a friend's house or if their after-school plans change. Know where your children are at all times.
  7. Tell your children they should never wander off with someone they do not know. Teach them to run, yell, and tell if they ever feel threatened by a stranger. Tell them to never accept candy, food, or drink from strangers.
  8. Help your children identify safe people they can go to for help if they get lost.
  9. Children should know their full name, home phone number, and how to use the telephone. Provide your children with your contact information in case of emergency (office phone number, cell phone, etc.)
  10. When using the school bus, children must behave politely and sensibly toward other passengers, the monitor, and the driver to ensure everyone's safety.
  11. Teach children to use seatbelts when riding in a car. By Philippine law, children under the age of 6 must not ride in the front seat of a car.
  12. Teach children to use helmets when riding a bike, skateboarding, or rollerblading.

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