By Mzukona Mantshontsho
If you have children visiting or living in your home, that is the first place to start. You can help to ensure a safe environment for children in your home:
Ensure that all electrical wiring and appliances are safe and that all plug sockets are properly covered.
Fence off any bodies of water on your property such as swimming pools and fish ponds, and keep children away from these areas unless accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Keep baths and buckets of water empty or out of reach of children unless being used under strict adult supervision.
Never leave fires or hot liquids unattended, no matter for how short a period of time.
Keep all sharp objects out of reach.
Keep all substances such as chemical solvents, paints,
insecticides, alcohol, medicines, cosmetic products and even vitamins out of reach.
Install safety-glass on large glass doors or large, low windows and use stickers to ensure that the glass can be clearly seen.
Have a list of emergency numbers at hand next to each telephone or saved into each cell phone in the house.
Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity.
Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.