How to Keep Your Kids Safe When They’re Home Alone

As if looking after a child wasn’t hard enough, try keeping your kids safe when you’re away from home! When children are left unattended for periods longer than one hour, they lose their sense of self-control and that is when most accidents occur. That is why you must do your utmost best to protect your child even when you’re absent from home. Children staying home behind locked doors while you are at work can be kept safe “long-distance” with the help of these 5 simple methods.

Instruct the Child Well

Like it is the case with us adults, being prepared is important in case on an emergency for children as well. A child staying home alone should know how to turn on and off the home security system, call the police, lock and unlock doors, operate electronic devices etc. They should know that not panicking is the single most important thing in case of an unwanted event, like a kitchen fire. Instead of screaming and running in circles, they should dial the fire department, leave the house, and seek for help. If you are uncertain whether they will listen to you, you can always stage a fire drill or a mock emergency so they get practical experience on how to behave.

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