Do you know where your children are and who they are with at all times?
It’s really important to know where your kids are and who they are with:
- If there’s parties, drugs and alcohol at your place children are vulnerable to abuse. Stay sober, nominate somewhere safe for the children to hang out, or take them out of harm’s way.
- Visit whānau and friends’ homes before allowing your children to visit or stay over.
- Got an uncomfortable feeling about someone’s behaviour? Listen to gut instinct and make sure your children are safe.
- It’s tempting but too risky to leave children alone for an hour or two when you are working. Make arrangements with trusted whānau, another school family, a neighbour, or an after-school care service.
- Tell your child the people they can talk to about any worries they have.