Topics: Car seat, The Child, Child Pages: 2 (689 words) Published: March 25, 2013
Kalie Spain
Instructor: A. Muro
Eng. 095

How is the safety for children being approached today?

Something that really gets to me is how some people have no respect for the safety of their children now days; For instance, today on the way to school I saw this lady with her child, which looked to be about one year old, without a car seat. The child, from what it looked like was not even buckled in. I myself have two children and there is no way I would let my child ride in anything without proper safety. I believe not one part of letting your child go unprotected like that is ok. I think it is very selfish to leave you child open to such danger, even death. Myself, knowing that my child is safe makes me feel good. Not only do people not use car seats at all, but there are a great number of children who isn’t even properly using them. A great deal of evidence shows that when properly used, child safety seats and safety belts can save lives. In fact, studies have shown that during a collision, these seats reduce the risk of death by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. That is a large number of deaths that could be prevented just by doing the simplest tasks. Safety does not just include safety using seat belts; it includes safety around the house; as in protecting your child from hazardous chemicals that could be used around the house. It could also include using other safety devices as in door handle protectors, cabinet locks, electric socket covers, etc. There are many different ways safety is abused. There are many people out there that don’t take their child’s safety in mind until it’s too late.

Making sure your child is safe should not be a priority. It should be a value. To say that safety is a priority means that it could change based on the needs or urgencies of the moment and will not always be on the top of your priority list. Safety is a mindset and an attitude for everyone; it must be considered a core value that is instilled in...
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