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Safety tips for bright sparks

Safety tips for bright sparks

Plunket’s national child safety advisor, Sue Campbell, urges families to take care and be responsible with fireworks this Guy Fawkes.

Plunket encourages people to attend the organised public displays, where neighbours and friends can meet and enjoy the occasion without too much danger. Community fireworks displays can be great fun for all the family, they are well organised and have good safety measures in place.

“Fireworks are fascinating and exciting but can be terrifying for young children,” says Sue. “Adult supervision is vital, and if families choose to celebrate Guy Fawkes there are some precautions they can take to keep everyone safe.”

Children will often copy adults, so it is important that you keep fireworks out of reach of your children, that you read and follow the safety instructions, keep your lighter or matches well out of reach and have a responsible adult supervising the children.

Sue also adds, “Excitement is high and it is often easy to forget the simple safety precautions that make the fireworks experience safe and fun for littlies.”

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