The Vital Importance Of Home Alone Courses For Kids
With the holiday season now well behind us and 2024 in full swing, viewings of the Christmas-classic Home Alone (and its sequel) will significantly die down until next winter. However, it goes without saying that the concept of having youngsters at home by themselves is one of grave concern for parents all throughout the year.
Are you the parent of a child, aged 9 to 12, who is preparing for some alone time in your home? For many parents of “tweens”, it can be tough to mentally cope with the idea of having the kids stay home alone for various periods of time. Between work commitments and other responsibilities, however, it can be a necessity. This is what makes a Home Alone Safety For Kids course so vitally important.
There are many home alone courses available for children.
The Home Alone Program covers such topics as establishing a routine; knowing that your house key is your responsibility; being aware of strangers; proper use of the telephone; how to handle emergencies; and knowing basic first aid.
Nothing is more important than the health, safety and well-being of your child. With that in mind, home alone courses help parents to assess whether or not their children are ready to be left alone. If so, it’s important for parents to know how long their kids can stay home alone and what precautions are necessary so that their safety is assured. Needless to say, the information provided by home alone courses is critical.
Home alone courses provide vitally important basics.
They generally cover such topics as unlocking and locking the door; calling Mom or Dad to say “I’m home”; having a back-up person; food preparation; safe activities; answering the door or the telephone; and knowing when and how to get help. By the end of each course, both parents and children feel better prepared and more confident about taking this major step in a child’s journey towards independence.
The SOS 4 Kids Home Alone Safety For Kids course is very comprehensive and also covers such aspects as street smarts and bike safety; how to detect “tricky people”; snacking and kitchen safety; home fire safety; basic first aid skills and perhaps, most notably, internet safety.
Home Alone Safety For Kids offers more than a traditional home alone course.
It is a comprehensive seven-hour safety program that uses games, digital media, videos and a variety of activities to equip children with life skills. The program seeks to help kids protect themselves from dangerous situations and become more independent and responsible. As mentioned, one key component of the program is internet safety.
During her appearance on “Oakville Matters”, SOS 4 Kids co-founder, Sue Perry stressed the importance of practicing internet safety in today’s world. “Just because your child’s in the house and alone doesn’t mean that they are truly alone,” she warns, “So we teach them about cyber predators in child-friendly language…We don’t want to scare kids, we just want to make them aware. We teach them how vulnerable they are and how much people can find out about them with very little information.”
To sign up or get more information about our Home Alone Safety For Kids course, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-844-373-1024 or email us at [email protected]. You may also fill out the form on our Contact page!