Safe children: together we’ve got this

For parents it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the demands that come with family life and keeping children safe can feel very challenging.

Parents often need support to help them to grow in confidence and become effective as possible. Feeling empowered to keep your child safe is an important and practical step towards this.

We would love you to help us share our messages in the build up to and during Child Safety Week. 

Below you’ll find some examples of messages tailored to use on either Facebook or Twitter. There are also loads of ideas with the free Child Safety Week Action Pack.

Please do feel free to create and post your own though – we’re looking forward to retweeting and sharing some of your ideas!

Thank you.

Ideas for Twitter

Look out for our posts on the Child Safety Week Twitter feed as well as the main CAPT Twitter feed. We'd love you to retweet them to your followers.

General

  • Child Safety Week is back from 4th-10th June. Together we've got this! #childsafetyweek #safechildrentogether
  • Keeping children safe. We’re all in it together. Nothing has more impact than the voice of experience #childsafetyweek #safechildrentogether
  • It’s good to share! What’s your top tip for keeping children safe? #childsafetyweek #sharingiscaring
  • Share your experience. Sharing your stories. Share the responsibility. Let’s keep children safe together. #childsafetyweek #safechildrentogether

Safety focused

  • It’s frightening if you think your child is choking. But they may be gagging. Would you know what to do? #childsafetyweek #safechildrentogether
  • Did you know that a baby can drown in as little as 5cm of water? Never leave them alone in the bath #childsafetyweek #safechildrentogether
  • Button batteries can deadly if swallowed. Keep objects containing them well out of reach #childsafetyweek #safechildrentogether
  • What’s the quickest route out of your house in a fire? Make sure you and your family all know it #childsafetyweek #safechildrentogether
  • Babies can wriggle their way to the edge of a raised surface very quickly. Change them on the floor. #childsafetyweek #safechildrentogether
  • Children can’t judge speed and distance of cars. Set a good example - don’t dash across roads. #childsafetyweek #safechildrentogether
  • Don’t rely on child-resistant caps. Some 3 year olds can open them in seconds. Keep them out of reach #childsafetyweek #safechildrentogether

Ideas for Facebook

There are lots of very simple things you can do to engage parents and families in Child Safety Week. You can find a few ideas below. Remember you can also share our posts - follow Child Accident Prevention Trust on Facebook to see our updates.

  • Share your top tip for keeping children safe and ask parents to do the same
  • Why not brave the Bitrex Taste Test – do you dare to share? Get yours here http://www.bitrex.com/taste-test
  • Do you have a parent or family you work with who would be willing to give a quote and photograph? – personal stories can be very effective, giving others a voice to relate to 
  • Surprising facts and figures and ‘Did you know’ posts can be very effective. Use the Child Safety Week action pack to find facts that might make the parents and families you work with pause to think.
  • Share CAPT’s posts with your audiences

Good luck with getting your social media buzzing with families sharing - #safechildrentogether


Please don’t forget to use our campaign hashtags –

#childsafetyweek

#safechildrentogether