By: Amber Adasiewicz, Morgan Andre, Kira Zeinert 8th hour
Who is are target audience?
Facts and Statsistics
- Nearly all (98 percent) of 11- to 13-year-old babysitters know who to contact in the event of an intruder or if a child is sick or injured (96 percent) or poisoned (85 percent).
- However, 40 percent of younger babysitters reported that they had left children unattended while babysitting, and 20 percent opened the door to strangers.
- Fifty-one percent of the children interviewed had taken a first-aid training class
- Ninety-two percent of pre-teen babysitters were familiar with the location of first aid supplies and 64 percent with the location of a fire extinguisher.
- The study provided a snapshot of pre-teen babysitter strengths and weaknesses, said lead study author Nicole M. Hackman, MD, FAAP, of Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. "By identifying the unsafe behaviors, we have the opportunity to design specific educational programs to prepare pre-teen babysitters to safely respond to common emergency situations."
(Ask employer to put a rope ladder under each child's bed if on second floor)
ANSWER: You tell the kids to play follow the leader to the door to outside. But if there is fire on the other side of the door you hang the rope ladder from the window sill and climb down, you then the youngest to the oldest.