Social media toolkit – #childsafetyweek
Spreading the #childsafetyweek word
Thank you to so many of you who took to social media to share advice, videos and stories for Child Safety Week 2017, and really brought the theme to life.
It’s brilliant to see you speaking up for safety! Please keep conversations going with the parents and families you work with throughout the year.
Below you’ll find some examples of messages tailored to use on either Facebook or Twitter. Please do feel free to create and post your own though – we’re looking forward to retweeting and sharing some of your ideas!
Don’t forget to use the hashtags: #childsafetyweek or tag #CAPTcharity
- It’s frightening if you think your child is choking. But they may be gagging. Would you know what to do? #childsafetyweek
- Did you know that a baby can drown in as little as 5cm of water? Never leave them alone in the bath #childsafetyweek
- Button batteries can deadly if swallowed. Keep objects containing them well out of reach #childsafetyweek
- What’s the quickest route out of your house in a fire? Make sure you and your family all know it #childsafetyweek
- Babies can wriggle their way to the edge of a raised surface very quickly. Change them on the floor. #childsafetyweek
- Children can’t judge speed and distance of cars. Set a good example – don’t dash across roads. #childsafetyweek
- Don’t rely on child-resistant caps. Some 3 year olds can open them in seconds. Keep them out of reach #childsafetyweek
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!
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