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Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1
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Falling off playground equipment is the most frequent cause of injury for 5-9 year-olds.
Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre, 2008, Falls Across the Lifespan
HaltonParents blogs about children/tweens (external link)
What age can I leave my child alone? (external PDF file)
Halton Children’s Aids Society strongly recommends that no child under the age of 10 should be left home alone.
At Home Alone - Family Handbook (PDF file): A handbook for parents and children to help assess child readiness and take necessary preparations to be left home alone safely.
Developed by Toronto Public Health and Partners in Prevention
Getting ready to have your child stay home alone is a big milestone for families. The aim of the Family Workshop Handbook (featured on the right) is to help you get ready. Using the handbook, families can develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to meet their unique needs. In your discussions as you go through the exercises, remember to:
Home alone courses
First aid and CPR courses
Helmet FAQs (external link)
Wearing a properly fitted helmet helps to protect your brain from absorbing the force from a fall at any age. In fact it can reduce the risk of serious head injury by up to 85%. (Safe Kids Canada). Tips to help you find the right helmet::
Walking to school is a great way for children to be active. To do this safely, children need to know the rules of the road.
Enjoying swimming and water play is a fun way to maintain an active lifestyle, but it doesn’t go without risks.
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Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .