Safety education is the responsibility of all staff in the school, including teaching and non-teaching staff, through the formal and informal curriculum.
If safety education is to be effective, safety should underpin the whole culture and ethos of the school.
Why is safety education needed in schools?
Some facts and figures about accidents and injuries among children and young people
Accidents are the main cause of death and disability for children in the INDIA.
As many as 10,000 children are permanently disabled each year by accidental injuries.
Boys - in all age groups - are more likely to be involved in accidents than girls.
Children from poorer families are five times more likely to die as a result of accidents than those from wealthier backgrounds.
Road accidents are the leading cause of accidental injury amongst children and young people: every year, over 130 children die and more than 4,500 are seriously injured while walking and cycling, often close to their homes.
Child pedestrian casualties peak at about age 12; child cyclist casualties peak at about age 14.
House fires are the biggest single cause of accidental death in the home.
A large proportion of non-fatal home injuries are due to falls.
Other significant causes of death or injury in children are burns and scalds, poisoning, drowning, choking and suffocation.
Young, inexperienced workers have the highest accident rates in the workplace.
Young, inexperienced drivers have the highest accident rates amongdrivers.
What is safety education?
Safety education should enable pupils to keep themselves safe and to contribute to keeping others safe. It helps them be aware of possible hazards in different areas of their lives, and be able to take appropriate decisions and actions.
Safety education is not about isolating young people from all hazards –the bumps, cuts and bruises which are a normal part of growing up – but about equipping them to deal safely with a wide range of situations.
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Train your kids about rail safety
We all teach our kids about road safety. Even now it seems the Green Cross Code is embedded into our psyche and we pass these essential personal safety skills on to our children.
But how many of us teach our children about the dangers on the railway? With the demise of the TV public information films and head teachers facing ever more pressure to meet targets and deliver curriculum, are our children getting taught these messages? A recent survey showed that two thirds of parents hadn't discussed rail safety with their children.