The Home can be a dangerous place for young people to play. Taken from the BB Anchors Pro pack C-2-2
To introduce safety awareness in the home. To engage the young people with the subject matter and to let them think through what they would do in a difficult situation and help them to understand what action to take and how to take measures to be safer at home.
Lamp with cord
Bottle of pills
Activity 1 Safety at home
Aim: To look at items from around the home and to think about how they can cause accidents
• Hold up each of the objects that can be found in a home.
• Ask about how each item can be a danger in the home. they are dangerous.
• Then ask the children how they can be used and stored safely.
• Next tell the children we are going on a virtual tour of the home.
• Start in the living room/lounge — don’t jump off furniture, if there is a fireplace don’t touch burning wood. Keep away from electric things, don’t ever put things in the sockets.
• Kitchen — never touch knives, don’t touch cleaning products and never drink them, don’t touch the cooker/oven, never touch boiling water.
• Bedroom — don’t jump off the bed, don’t trip over wires, don’t touch electric sockets,
• Bathroom — Pills, razor, water — always be careful in the bath, don’t run hot water when your parents aren’t there — it is very hot.
Extension Tasks! Adaptations:
You could look at
(www.homesafetygame.com) for further ideas and information
Activity 2 Who is at the door
Aim: To think about answering the door at home.
• Today we are going to practise thinking about what to do if the doorbell rings and parents or adults are not at home or in the garden.
• lam going to ring the doorbell and you are going to show me what you would do.
• Ring the bell and get a volunteer to pretend that they are home alone, what would they do?
• You pretend to be someone who is popping over to pick up something.
• Then pretend that their mum has called the repair man to fix the fridge.
• Tell them that you have come to deliver some cakes.
• See what their response is. Don’t comment on their responses.
• Then talk to the children about answering the door. Only adults should answer the door. Children should never answer the door if they are home alone. They must ignore the door and not talk to anyone who is outside.
Acting out these ideas is a safe and simple way to get the children involved and thinking about how to keep themselves safe.
Activity 3 What if......
Aim: To think about what if’s. Make the subject of safety fun and teach through a games format.
• Tell the children that you are going to play a game called What if..?
• What would you do it
• You needed to call the emergency services — lire, ambulance or police (call 999)
• You were playing on the beach or in the garden in the hot sun (put on sun cream)
• You touched dogs mess or chemicals like bleach (wash hands)
• You were playing on the drive and your dad was leaving in the car (stay out the way)
• There is an electric fire or a log tire on (stay away from it and don’t touch it)
• You have a lolly pop in your mouth (don’t run around with it in your mouth)
• Your brother was playing with matches (call your mum or dad and take them away from him)
• You dropped a glass on the floor and it smashed (call your parents and don't try to pick it up yourself)
• The doorbell rang while your mum and dad were in the garden (don’t answer the door and go fetch your mum and dad).