How to keep our children safe by Peter Zieve
Peter Zieve graduated from MIT in 1976 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. In 1977 he founded EFB incorporated and then went onto study for and pass a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He invented a Low Voltage Electromagnetic Riveter, which enabled him to set up his own business called Electroimpact, of which he is Vice President. He employs over eight hundred people and is a great contributor to the community. Zieve believes wholeheartedly in the future of our children keeping them safe and securing their education. He also does what he can to keep out children safe, therefore he sets up lots of local events such as sports days to ensure that the children are safe and well in these worrying times.
All parents worry about their children whether they are at school, out with friends, on their first date etc. The worrying does not stop. These are a list of the top ten tips to prevent worry.
Teach your child their full name, address and telephone number but also that they must be careful who they share these with.
Children under eight years should never really be out of your sight, unless with an older responsible child or adult.
Don’t allow young children to play alone in parks, on the street or in the mall even just for a few minutes.
Encourage your young child to hold onto you always.
Teach them from a young age that they must never go with anyone, even if they know them, without your permission.
Teach older children about crossing roads and how to ask for directions. Let go of the reins bit by bit as you can see that they are managing different tasks and you are building up your trust in them.
Make sure there is a plan if they do get lost or separated.
Build your children’s self-esteem always. This makes them self-confident and less of a target.
Tell children that they never have to do anything that feels wrong.
Be a good listener, watch out for any signs of them behaving differently.
There are further steps that can be taken by you for your peace of mind:
Speak to school or local groups, that your children attend, about their bullying policy and child protection policy. Ask for a copy of these policies. Ask to speak to the person who is responsible if there are any issues, just a quick hello so that they know who you are and vice versa. Ask about their accident prevention policy and what measure they put into place to avoid accidents. Ask them about policies for outdoor activities and trips out of the school or group environment, this could be a herald to any future problems Ask them to keep you up to date with any news in this respect. Keep your children safe on the internet from a random blog or YouTube by having child locks on the computer.
It is this believe in Mukilteo and its children that has encouraged Peter Zieve to begin to campaign for a place in local, politics in the city of Seattle. He wants every child to be able to reach their full potential.