child safety

Crushing end for dangerous toys
Crushing end for dangerous toys June 30, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Victorian traders on notice to keep banned or unsafe toys off their shelves, or risk hefty fines of up to $1.1 million. Minister for Consumer Affairs, Jane Garrett, recently assisted in destroying more than ... Read More »

How to keep kids safe online
How to keep kids safe online June 2, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An expert in how young people interact with the internet and video games will deliver the first talk in The West Australian ECU Lecture Series. ECU Professor of Communications Lelia Green will speak on the topic Kids, video games and ... Read More »

Take My Hand: Campaign to improve child pedestrian safety
Take My Hand: Campaign to improve child pedestrian safety June 1, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents are being urged to take their child’s hand when walking as part of a new road safety campaign launched today (Friday May 8), aimed at reducing child pedestrian injuries and deaths when crossing roads or in carparks. The Take ... Read More »

Latest update on medicines supplied without child-resistant caps – additional product is recalled
Latest update on medicines supplied without child-resistant caps – additional product is recalled May 19, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Consumers and health professionals are advised that a further product has been affected by the below issue. Certain batches of methotrexate 2.5 mg tablets in bottles of 30, marketed as DBL Methotrexate Tablets, are being recalled. Further information regarding this recall ... Read More »

Danger in Using Sitting and Carrying Devices for Sleeping Infants
Danger in Using Sitting and Carrying Devices for Sleeping Infants May 13, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants 1-12 months of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants sleep on their back on a firm mattress, without loose bedding. However, many parents use sitting or ... Read More »

Checklist for advising children about safe use of social media
Checklist for advising children about safe use of social media April 18, 2015 (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents wanting to help their children use social media safely should advise them: To set privacy so that only friends can see the information they add. Not to add people to their social network that you don’t know and trust ... Read More »

Social Media: A guide for parents
Social Media: A guide for parents April 18, 2015 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Introduction Social networking is increasingly popular and interacting using online social media has become an important part of children’s and adolescents’ lives. The majority of Australian children use social media and use increases in older age groups. Amongst 8-11 year ... Read More »

Impact of Parents’ Military Deployment on Children’s Safety and Mental Health
Impact of Parents’ Military Deployment on Children’s Safety and Mental Health April 12, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that following military parents’ return from combat deployment, their children show increased visits for mental healthcare, physical injury, and child maltreatment consults, compared ... Read More »

Medicines supplied without child-resistant caps – multiple brands
Medicines supplied without child-resistant caps – multiple brands March 23, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Return affected products to your pharmacy Some medicines can be toxic to children and are required to be supplied in child-resistant packaging. When these medicines are supplied in bottles, they must have a child-resistant closure (cap). Consumers and health professionals ... Read More »

Back to school anxiety for families with children affected by food allergy
Back to school anxiety for families with children affected by food allergy January 28, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For families who have children with food allergy, the transition to school after the summer holidays can be an extremely emotional experience. A pilot study conducted by the University of Western Sydney into Starting School with Food has provided valuable ... Read More »







 
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