When it comes to kids’, parents are always proactive about their protection, especially when leaving them alone at home. But, the question is what all should they do to ensure their child’s safety when they are not around?
While there are lots of things that they can do, however, the most important one is to teach them some significant security tips. Basically, it is the responsibility of parents to educate their kids about some safe keeping ideas which can come in handy whether or not they are with their juniors. So, following are the Home Security Tips that you must share with your little ones:
1) Restrict the Social Media Postings:
As nowadays everyone is socially active, including young ones, thus, it becomes imperative to make them understand that they have to be careful while sharing information on social channels as this might lead to burglary and other undesirable incidents. Share with them the situations and convey them the consequences. Also, instruct them not to share personal information online like vacation plans or trips (If they are very keen, then ask them to post things after coming back).
2) Display Good Behavior:
Do things that you want your kids to grasp. They learn what they see. So, try to display things through your behavior first like closing doors & windows before leaving the house. Parents may even involve their offspring in these tasks as well.
3) Make your Kids learn the Emergency Numbers:
Tell your children about 911 and other emergency contact numbers, including your number and numbers of some trusted people. Guardians can even pen down these numbers and keep them besides land line phone. Also, making them learn the home address by heart can be pretty useful specifically in case they call 911 and they have to convey operator about it.
4) Install and Instruct about the Security Systems:
Positioning security systems like security alarms, security cameras, etc. will give you peace of mind when you are out. As children are mischievous, thus, they might end up doing some pranks or something naughty which you might not be happy about. And, to hide their activities they might deactivate the cameras for a while. So, instruct your kids strictly not to tamper with the security cameras. Also, share with them how to arm and disarm the alarm systems.
5) Unknown Parcels should not be accepted:
Kids should be guided not to accept any courier parcel which they don’t know about or for which their parents didn’t mention anything beforehand.
6) Educate about when to answer the door:
If your descendants are alone and the need to answer the door, they should know that they have to look through the peephole first to see if it is a known face or not. And, if it is an unknown face, then they should answer through the intercom or open the door with the door chain latched. Also, while communicating with the stranger, children should inform that their parents are in the neighborhood or have gone to some nearby market and will be back in a few minutes, thus, requesting the person to come again later.
7) Train them how to answer the calls:
When you are away and your little darlings receive a call, they should be edified not to give their details on the phone rather, ask for the name of the person on the other side and take down the message. Also, they shouldn’t let the fact get conveyed to the other person that they are alone at home. Instead, they can portray that their elders are occupied with some important work and will get back to them soon.
So, these are some easy tips that all guardians should teach to their sons and daughters.