Archive for 'Safety'

Preventing Childhood Drownings at Lakes and Pools

Preventing Childhood Drownings at Lakes and Pools

Every year children drown while swimming or playing near water. But there’s a lot we can do to prevent this tragedy. From splashing in a wading pool to diving off a dock, water play is one [...]

Cook and Chill

Cook and Chill

How to help ensure your families fresh foods are kept safe. Cook and Chill Do you own a digital meat thermometer? Only 32% of Canadians do, yet as Lynn Wilcott, of the BC Centre for Disease [...]

Safety Tips for Backyard Pools

Safety Tips for Backyard Pools

How to keep your children safe and sound around a backyard pool. Pool Safety Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury related deaths in North America. And if you have a backyard pool, the [...]

Playground Safety

Playground Safety

 Is your neighborhood playground a safe one? Playground Safety You’d think that a playgrounds would be one of the safest places for children to play.  The reality is that over 200,000 children are injured in playground [...]

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Telling your children to “never talk to strangers” is only one step in keeping our children safe from sexual predators and child abductors. As children, how many times were we told to “never talk to strangers”? [...]

Snowbank Safety

Snowbank Safety

Why Snowbanks are Unsafe for Kids to Play On. Snowbank Safety As the winter months pass, the piles of snow at the sides of roads and in parking lots and driveways gets higher and higher. To [...]

Winter Head Injuries

Winter Head Injuries

Why having kids don a helmet when enjoying winter sports is a must. Winter Head Injuries Winter is a great time to enjoy sports like skiing, sledding, and skating. But as fun as these winter sports [...]

Walking to School Safely

Walking to School Safely

How a few rules can make walking to school a safe and healthy activity. Walking to School Today most parents insist on driving their children to school even though walking is healthier; kids get exercise and [...]

The Dangers of Spring Flooding

The Dangers of Spring Flooding

During springtime, flooding, thin ice and rushing waters can lead to tragedy. But there are ways to keep kids safe from spring water runoff and rains. Every year we hear of someone who has drowned in [...]

Headaches

Headaches

When should a child’s headache be seen by a doctor. Headaches It’s easy to feel worried when a child has a headache.  And headaches that worsen or occur frequently, are accompanied by vomiting, visual changes, or [...]