Safe Home Korea

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Safe HOME Saves Kids… that’s the motto of Safe Home Korea. I got to read their book while doing the laundry for our recliner slipcover and car seat covers.

Two Sundays ago, my husband and I attended the “Safe Home Start” training seminar at the Kids’ Autopark located inside Seoul’s Children’s Grand Park. The free 2-hour program is offered by SAFIA or Korean Association of Safety Communities.

It was by chance that we learned about the “Safe Home Start”. We had just finished a one-and-a-half hour training at “Seoul’s Civil Safety Training Center” when we decided to take a stroll at the Children’s Grand Park. It was free so we just went to the venue and it was an educational two hours that we spent.

Kids' Autopark at the Children's Grand Park

While the parents were ushered to the seminar room, the kids were taken care of by two female staff who took them outside. My son said that they drove mini cars and they were taught pedestrian safety, including how to cross the street and follow the street lights.

The “Safe Home Start” is divided into two programs. The first one is all about safety at home. Unfortunately, the lecture was all in Korean so I didn’t understand it completely but my husband was there anyway. The lecture covered everything from tips on buying furniture and toys to what to expect and what to do when you have a baby until they’re seven. The second part is about first aid, specifically for children. We were taught Heimlich maneuver and CPR.

A lecture on administering CPR

After the training, each parent were given a bag of “safety” goodies. Each bag contains:
– a checklist for home safety
– a book with tips on safety and first aid
– a door stopper
– safety covers for plugs (they’re really nice)
– bumpers for furniture corners
– non-slip bathtub appliques
– a cold gel pack

Safe Home Start - a bag of safety goodies

I love the freebies but I don’t have any use for them now. If you guys are interested, I’ll send them to you ;p

11 comments

  1. ate Betchay, can i have it instead? ^,^

    this is definitely a good program. been bugging Alex to check for programs or trainings like this but he’d just say “kamaysaba”
    it’s really important to be knowledgeable of these, esp. that we are quite far to the nearest hospital or clinic. unlike in bupyeong before, children’s clinics and hospitals were everywhere… just walking distances from our old place…

  2. Hi miss Betchay! I really envy you ^^…I wish we could also live in Korea with my Husband but I still need to be here in the Philippines with our baby. I guess I could not have that chance anymore since he opted to live here with me instead by next year. But I’m really glad I was able to find out about your blog site. It’s very helpful especially that I’m so interested about Korea. I will keep on visiting your site. More powers to you and Merry Christmas! ^^

  3. Hello!
    Here’s is really another big example of the difference in the way of living between PHP and ROK. Two thumbs up for this post. 🙂

    Although my question is a bit off topic, can you please share how do school kids manage their bags and books whenever they go to school? My kid has just started 1st Grade in here in PHP, where trolley bags are so ubiquitous, and the issue of the bag that he would use came up. Korean hubby insists that kids can do fine with backpacks just as Koreans do (during his time.) Just wondering if it’s still the same case now coz I really didn’t notice it much a couple of years ago when we used to live there. (Or maybe I just forgot .T.)
    How is it nowadays?

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