SDERA safety tips for parents of young children
If you’re a new parent or have young children, a big concern is making sure your child understands road safety. From choosing the right car seat, to making sure your child understands how be safe around traffic there’s a lot to take in. That’s why SDERA is here to help.
SDERA is WA’s road safety authority for the early years and schools. They provide a wealth of knowledge and training to parents and educators on how to keep children safe.
One of their most useful resources for first time parents is The Smart Steps: A Road Safety Booklet for Parents and Carers. This booklet provides information such as guidelines on when children should move from a baby, to toddler, to booster seat. It also shares messages that parents should actively be using with their children such as holding hands when crossing the road and why it isn’t safe to run ahead.
Other useful information you’ll find SDERA providing includes:
- Pedestrian safety
- Bike safety
- Playing safely
- Making smart choices
- Activities for children including colouring in, a traffic mat and more
- Smart step song
- And so much more
Visit the Smart Steps for Parents page to access a range of road safety education information and resources.