Organized by Child Accident Prevention Trust, Child Safety Week aims to raise awareness on the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. See the below list of tips to help keep your child safe all summer long:

  1. Stay safe at the beach. Swim at lifeguard-protected beaches and keep an eye out for rip current warnings. Investing in swim classes is another great way to keep your child safe at the beach, lake or even the local pool.
  2. Wear a helmet when riding a bike. Cycling accidents increase as children grow older. Make sure your child gets into the habit of wearing a helmet at a young age.
  3. Lead by example. Children below the age of 8 have difficulty judging speed and distances. Practice safe behavior by using crosswalks and following crosswalk signals.
  4.  Have fun but be safe. As the weather warms up and the days grow longer, you and your family will want to spend more time outdoors. If you have a trampoline, make sure you use the safety netting or cage to avoid injuries.
  5. Stay hydrated. Children are more prone to dehydration as their bodies are as efficient at cooling off. Take a break every 20 minutes to enjoy a cool beverage, whether its water, a sports drink, or juice.

At Common Trust Federal Credit Union, we value your child’s safety. Stop by our branch any time to get your child safety kit. Child safety kits can be essential in providing information to law enforcement in case of an event or an emergency.