child safety

Finding positive permanent homes for foster kids
Finding positive permanent homes for foster kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Queensland foster and kin carers are being asked to take part in a survey to identify positive ways to give kids a chance of a permanent home. Leith Harding, from QUT’s School of Psychology and Counselling said in Queensland there ... Read More »

Installing a car seat correctly
Installing a car seat correctly (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Once you have chosen the right type of car seat for your baby or child, you’ll need to put aside time to install it correctly in your car, and secure your child safely in it every time you drive. It ... Read More »

Support for new UN framework for children’s rights online
Support for new UN framework for children’s rights online (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The global push for a new international framework governing the rights of children online has gained new momentum, after a multinational study found governments and NGOs are calling for formal assistance to recognise and address children’s digital rights. An estimated ... Read More »

Driving safely with children
Driving safely with children (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Kids are unpredictable, which means driving safely with children can be challenging, and requires preparation. It’s impossible to predict when a child will do something that distracts you while you’re driving. And unlike a ringing phone, you can’t just ignore ... Read More »

Tiny tots and tea cups a bad mix
Tiny tots and tea cups a bad mix (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than two-thirds of toddlers burned in hot drink accidents are not treated with correct first aid, according to new research. University of Queensland PhD candidate Jacquii Burgess at the Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research said hot drink ... Read More »

Why children struggle to cross busy streets safely
Why children struggle to cross busy streets safely (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research shows perceptual judgment, motor skills not fully developed until age 14. For adults, crossing the street by foot seems easy. You take stock of the traffic and calculate the time it will take to get from one side ... Read More »

Kids’ nightwear safety boosted by new product standard
Kids’ nightwear safety boosted by new product standard (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children’s nightwear has a new safety standard, with highly-flammable garments excluded from sale and better labelling for fire warning, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says. Mr McCormack has today accepted advice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that ... Read More »

Vaccination and alternative medicine
Vaccination and alternative medicine (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Childhood immunisation has been one of the last century’s most successful public health measures. Yet, for some, vaccination remains a highly politicised and contentious issue. Naturopath, academic and former nurse Jon Wardle reveals how his latest research project is set ... Read More »

New centre set to create safer communities for women and children
New centre set to create safer communities for women and children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first and only Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) to promote safer families will lead research into the health effects of intimate partner violence on individuals and families, and how the health sector can respond. The CRE was officially launched ... Read More »

Anchor furniture to keep our kids safe
Anchor furniture to keep our kids safe (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Tragically, up to two children die and hundreds of children are injured in Australian households every year by furniture or TVs toppling over. Today, NSW Fair Trading and other consumer affairs agencies across the country are launching a campaign to ... Read More »

 
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