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Safe-T-Mum is the creator of  Safe-T-Hand ~ Child Safety Around Cars.

Safe-T-Hands are tools for Parents, Guardians and Educators to use when teaching Road Safety & Awareness.

“Your child places THEIR hand over the SAFE-T-HAND and waits CLOSE to the car.”

Safe-T-Hand’s are available in a choice of 7 designs:

  1. Monsters in Green Goo
  2. Alphabet Craze
  3. Little Lady
  4. Numbers

http://www.safethand.com.au/gallery/Decals/monsters-in-green-goo-free-postage/194407http://www.safethand.com.au/gallery/Decals/alphabet-craze-free-postage/195909http://www.safethand.com.au/gallery/Decals/little-lady-free-postage/195538http://www.safethand.com.au/gallery/Decals/numbers-free-postage/195897

To celebrate our 1st birthday in October 2013, we ran a competition for two children to help us design two NEW designs:

Safe-T-Hand butterflies car magnet kids road safety near cars    Safe-T-Hand dinosaurs car magnet kids road safety near cars

Safe-T-Hand is Authorised to Fundraise for Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT)

Donating 10% of sales to ASPECT

THEN from your feedback and requests, we created Tic Toc to capture the attention and interests of children with special abilities. We donate 10% from Tic Toc’s sales on your behalf to Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT).

Safe-T-Hand is Authorised to Fundraise for Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT)

Safe-T-Hand is Authorised to Fundraise for Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT)

‘One in 100 Australian’s are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder each year, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia’s leading service provider and the evidence informed schools program is the largest in the world, with additional services that include information and advice, diagnostic assessments, behaviour support, parent and family support and adult programs.’

 

BEWARE of Copy Cat ‘Kid Safety Near Cars’ businesses, selling inferior products.

Safe-T-Hands are:

  • Decals & Magnets
  • Highest Vehicle Specific Quality & Strength
  • UV Fade Resistant Inks
  • 5-7 Years Outdoor Quality Life Rated
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to Apply  {clean : dry : apply}
  • WON’T Damage your Car (when applied following our instructions)
  • .1mm Laminate Coating for Weather / Scratch Protection
  • 100% Australian Made & Owned
  • Removable
  • Textured Semi-Permanent Adhesive (Decal)
  • Magnets are packaged in recycled plastic sleeves, with 1000gsm (THICK) instruction card for flat storage
  • ALL Safe-T-Hands come with specific instructions: Decal application & use; Magnet application & use; Tic Toc Magnet application & Visual Aid for Child AND Parent use  🙂

All Safe-T-Hands come with the option of Personalising with your Child’s name, on a Mini-REGO sticker!

Shop for our clever Safe-T-Hands on our website: http://www.safethand.com.au

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SafeTHand.ChildSafetyAroundCars

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Read Safe-T-Mum’s blogs, beginning with ‘Childhood Road Safety Awareness’ listed in POSTS in the column to your right >>

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6 responses »

  1. Love it

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    • Thanks Mum!! & select this post – ‘Childhood Road Safety Awareness’ to read another page lol
      This is where you’ll find all of my future posts too, looking forward to reading all your comments 🙂

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  2. Is it a good Idea to encourage children to place their hands on a car. What if the car parked next to you has them? What if you are reversing out and your kid runs to the car to put their hands on it as you reverse over them? Children should have their hands held when removing them from a car and they should be put in the car before you load or unload anything.

    I just watched a mother unload 3 kids whilst talking on her phone, the 7 year old ran through the car park to the McDonalds playground looking out for traffic, the 5 year old was delayed a little and raced off after his brother and ran right in front of a car coming into the car park just as I was telling my son that this is how kids get run over. One hand on the baby and the other on a mobile phone rather than the 5 year olds hand.

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    • Dear Jason,
      Those are all valid points but I fear you’ve missed the concept of Safe-T-Hand: TEACH, ENCOURAGE, REMIND. As you’ve messaged me via my blog post, I’ll assume you’ve read it. The second line of the ‘About’ page says: “Safe-T-Hands are tools for Parents, Guardians and Educators to use when teaching Road Safety & Awareness”.
      Now I’ll address each of your points:
      1. Is it a good Idea to encourage children to place their hands on a car.?
      Answer: I don’t teach parents or educators, I HELP parents and educators who want to teach children road safety and traffic awareness. How parents and educators choose to do this is up to them but my Road Safety Teaching Tool, the Safe-T-Hand, has been designed as the initiator for this communication between a parent/educator and child; as a distractor and as a visual reminder. Visual reminder for what you may ask? To remind the child, who has been taught (proactively by the parent/educator) about the risks and dangers of what could happen when not holding an adults hand, and if not waiting close to their car, when near other cars and traffic.
      2. What if the car parked next to you has them?
      Answer: Let’s imagine every car in the car park has a Safe-T-Hand. The child’s parent has taught their child why they need to use their own Safe-T-Hand on THEIR own car – to wait close to THEIR car because OTHER cars/drivers can’t see them. This child’s parent/guardian is also standing right next to them. If a car with another Safe-T-Hand was parked, about to park alongside or driving away – the parent/guardian is right there knowing this, telling this to their child and reminding their child to wait close to their car… The child is within sight and reach at all times. Again I’ll refer to the ‘About’ page of my blog – “All Safe-T-Hands come with the option of Personalising with your Child’s name, on a Mini-REGO sticker!” So not only has the child chosen their own design they want to use, they’ve added ‘ownership’ by placing THEIR name onto THEIR Safe-T-Hand. Further encouraging the child to only want to use THEIR own Safe-T-Hand.
      3. What if you are reversing out and your kid runs to the car to put their hands on it as you reverse over them?
      Answer: Again, Safe-T-Hands are for parents and educators who want to teach children road safety and traffic awareness. How parents and educators choose to do this is up to them but my Road Safety Teaching Tool, the Safe-T-Hand, has been designed as the initiator for this communication between a parent/educator and child; as a distractor and as a visual reminder. And AGAIN I’ll refer here to my blog, on the ‘Childhood Road Safety Awareness’ page – FIRSTLY: “Discourage any type of play or activities around cars”. Read it as there are too many points and examples for me to re-mention here – e.g. When there’s no car in your driveway, do you let the kids play on it’s level surface? Any place a car can drive is NOT an ideal place for play. Even with the gates shut. All your child sees is the perfect level playing area. SECONDLY: “‘Make it ‘fun’ to be safe near cars”
      Kids love an excuse to be loud! Encourage your child to yell “SAFE” when they plant their hand onto the side of the car or their Safe-T-Hand. With driveway deaths by no means ‘unusual’ – it’s important that your child alerts you to their presence when outside and ESPECIALLY when near cars in driveways or garages!!
      4. Children should have their hands held when removing them from a car and they should be put in the car before you load or unload anything.
      Answer: I agree and do this when my children aren’t feeling so ‘independent’. But I don’t understand what this point has got to do with Safe-T-Hand..? Consider this one of many scenario’s: You’ve two young children (too big for a shopping trolley now), a handbag and bags of shopping – how do you get the children into the car BEFORE putting all of your bags down to get the key out plus open their door? You need them to stand and wait somewhere BEFORE don’t you? That’s when Safe-T-Hands are designed to be used. It’s up to the parent/educator whether they put their bags into the car WHILE the child climbs in (if old enough to do this on their own) or after they’ve helped their child into the car.
      LASTLY, your ‘scenario’ demonstrated a non-proactive parent to me who needs to be educated themselves. I only hope their child’s educators are initiating the road safety and traffic awareness communication.
      I do applaud you for pointing out to your son, when he saw what happened, the unsafe behaviour by not only the seven and other five year old but also their mother.
      Jo Byron.

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  3. Once again feeling happy and proud to say that this is one of my favorite Blogs. The postings are very unique and also outstanding with the new creativity and knowledge and with the new different ideas and concepts. Really I am waiting for some more new posts from you. Just keep up your higher efficiency.

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    • Thank you ‘Decals for Trucks’ for such positive feedback 🙂 I have more regular blog posts planned for this year – including completing all 7 steps!

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