1. School Age

Safety

Up to 10-11 years, kids need help to be safe near cars.
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    First aid for burns and scalds starts with checking how bad the burn is. If you’re not sure, get medical help. Also treat the burn with cool running water.

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    This illustrated guide to indoor home safety for kids has information on smoke detectors, safety glass, poisons, safety gates, sharp items and blind cords.

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    This illustrated guide to outdoor home safety for kids has information on keeping kids safe around pools and spas, sun safety and safety in the garden.

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    Children can come across dangerous people or content online. Use our internet safety tips to help children manage online risks and enjoy using the internet.

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    Never leave children alone in hot cars. It gets dangerously hot very quickly inside cars, putting kids at risk of dehydration, heatstroke and even death.

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