June is National Safety Awareness Month.
We here at WildfarmKids•com are all about keeping our youth safe and we do this by providing free information to those around children.
What do you live for? Everyone has something they live to see or experience. No matter what your passion is. We would like to encourage you all to take some sort of action to highlight the importance of keeping your children and family safe. Read through our website to learn more about the hazards of the choking game and the signs and symptoms to look for.
Each year we can not stress enough how important it is to know the warning signs.
Schools are letting out for Summer break, watch out for your children’s safety!
As our youth go off to summer camps and recreational programs keep in mind not every second will be monitored. Children talk and share things. They share games and experiences. They share the choking game never understanding the dangerous consequences.
Know the signs before it’s too late!
Physical warning signs:
●Bruises around the neck
●Frequent, often severe headaches
●Bloodshot eyes or small, red facial spots
●Disorientation after being alone
In the Home:
●Sheets, belts, neckties, scarves, robe ties, T-shirts or ropes tied to bedroom furniture or doorknobs, or found knotted on the floor or wear marks from being tied.
●Mentioning choking games, showing curiosity about asphyxiation
●Having a history of Internet searches about choking games
●Placing choke hold or sleeper hold on others while playing or talk about having been placed in one
●Small child mimicking the choking game (from seeing someone playing it)
In the pool:
●Trying to see how long they can hold their breath under water
(may result in having a shallow water blackout)
If you notice any of these signs, your child may be experimenting with or playing the choking game.
Risk is real, don’t take the chance.
Talk to your children about this, they may know more then you are aware of.
WildfarmKids•com would like to share this with you as part of National Safetry and Awareness Month;
National Weather Service and Homeland Security and Emergency Management have designated June 9, 2016 as Heat Awareness Day.
Most Summers in the United States produce heat waves that bring health risks if precautions are not taken. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. During extremely hot and humid weather, your body’s ability to cool itself is challenged due to decreased evaporation of sweat. When your body can no longer adequately cool itself or when too much water or salt is lost through sweating, your body temperature rises and heat-related illness can occur.
In 2015, there were 24 vehicular heatstroke children deaths in the United States. Never leave children or pets in a vehicle. Look before you lock! The temperature in a vehicle can quickly become deadly. If the outside temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit, in 10 minutes the temperature inside the vehicle will be near 100 degrees, in 30 minutes near 115 degrees and in 1 hour, near 125 degrees.
During periods of hot and humid weather:
• Drink water often
• Take breaks and cool down
• Wear lightweight, loose fitting, light-colored clothing to reflect sunlight
• Eat light and easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or salads
• Make sure pets and livestock have access to water
• Check on neighbors
Sharing information is our way of caring for others.