Posts tagged: Safety in the Home

Sparkle Box – Foundation, Key Stage 1 & 2 Resource

Sparkle Box

Sparkle Box is an online education resource for teachers at Foundation, Key Stage 1 & 2 levels. A great variety of visual aids to assist and reinforce safety messages in a classroom situation.

Resources available to download and use in a classroom situation include:

  • Road Safety
  • Water Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Safety in the Home
  • First Aid
  • For further information visit

    Think Safe – Teaching Kids to Stay Safe

    Think Safe

    Think Safe

    Think Safe is organised by a variety of agencies and schools. Like many safety schemes it is due to the tremendous support of the agencies that participate in the various events and provide staff time and resources free that enable Think Safe and Safety Scene to run, without their help and support activities like our would struggle to operate.

    Think Safe is divided into three separate sections:

  • Kids
  • Teachers
  • Agencies
  • The kids section provides a super list of safety scenario which can be used in schools or at home including:

  • Coastal safety
  • Consumer safety
  • Dog awareness
  • Electrical safety
  • First aid
  • Farm safety
  • Fire safety
  • Food safety
  • Gas safety
  • Home safety
  • Playing safely
  • Rail safety
  • Range safety
  • About rubbish
  • Road safety
  • Stranger Danger
  • & Vandalism
  • each is a series of images with options to select the correct solution.

    The teachers’ section explains what will happen during a safety activity, via a short FAQ .

    The Agency section provides a comprehensive overview of the aims, objectives and operational aspects of the various safety events.

    View the website for further information.

    Electricity and how to use it Safely

    The Switched on Kids website is useful resource for both parents and teachers and covers the following information on electricity:

  • What is electricity
  • Electrical safety in the home and garden
  • Information for parents & teachers includes the following sections:

  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • First aid
  • Worksheets
  • Links
  • Competition
  • Downloads
  • Tests
  • Screen savers
  • Games
  • A well thought out website run by the The Electrical Safety Council. Click to visit the Switched on Kids website.

    Safety Around the Home

    A well design interactive hunt for dangerous or silly things to leave lying around the home, with two levels of difficulty American so they use some terminology that is not relevant to the UK.

    Activities include:

  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Click here to play the Home Hazard Hunt

    A Parents Guide to Trips and Falls in the Home & Playing Safely Outside

    Guarding children against trips and falls

    Every year over 390,000 children under the age of 15 are taken to hospital with injuries resulting from a fall at home or in the garden. Although most falls are not serious, some can lead to injuries with long term consequences. Putting the following safety checks in place can help your child avoid a serious injury.

    Home and outside safety information includes:

  • In the home – general safety tips
  • Stairs and banisters
  • Windows
  • Balconies
  • Outside
  • Babies
  • In an emergency
  • First aid courses
  • For further information

    A Guide to Keeping Children Safe From Poisonous Substances

    A guide for parents and a useful resource for teachers planning lessons for children and young people about the dangers of and how to stay safe from poisonous substances in and around the home and garden.

    Every year around 26,000 children under five are taken to hospital with suspected poisoning. Find out how putting a few simple measures in place can stop this happening to your child.


  • Storing medicines
  • Medicines – general tips
  • Storing household chemicals and products
  • Household chemicals and products – general tips
  • Storing chemicals outdoors
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • First aid

  • For further information