Do accidents happen to children who can crawl more than to children who can walk or are too young to walk? I think that accidents happen to children who can crawl because they are becoming more mobile and independent than when they were younger but are not yet aware of safety hazards. I will obtain this information by doing a survey of parents and looking at information about accidents that occur, why they happen and how they can be prevented.
I will get this information from books, in leaflets and on the internet. Hypothesis 2 : Is the playground a danger area to very young children? I think that the playground is a danger area to young children because when not supervis ed children become exposed to dangerous equipment. I will collect relevant information to this area by carrying out a survey about accidents on the playground and how many children I know that are under 3 have had any accident on the playground.
I will also study a playground and see what pieces of equipment are damaged or dangerous and I will look into safety on the playground. I will obtain this information out of books, off leaflets, on the internet and from doing a survey on 2 playgrounds. Hypothesis 3: Are the majority of accidents which occur to children who cant crawl caused by bad supervision or care?
I think that these accidents are caused by bad supervision or care because the majority of accidents which occur to very young children who cant crawl are things like drowning in the bath or rolling off the settee when they are unsupervised. I will find out more about these accidents further by looking at what accidents happen to this age group and why they happen and looking at how parents can be distracted from looking after their children.
I will collect this information from books, leaflets and on the internet. Hypothesis 4: Do parents teach their children about what can hurt them from an early age? I think that most parents teach their children about what can hurt them from a very early age for instance: If a baby or toddler goes to touch a radiator and the parents say “no, that is hot”. I will obtain this information by doing a survey about what the parents taught their children about accidents when they were under 3 years of age. Hypothesis 5: Do parents of young children have a stair gate and fireguard? I think that most parents will have a stair gate and a fireguard because it common sense to buy a stair gate and fireguard to increase your child’s safety. I will collect this information by doing a survey on how many parents have a stair gate and a fireguard.
Hypothesis 6: Is drowning a worse accident amongst boys than girls? I think that drowning is a worse accident amongst boys because most boys are more active and energetic and enjoy more physical and daring task’s while most girls enjoy more quieter activity’s like playing with dolls and playing with toy stoves. I will collect this information by seeing if the statistics for accidents prove this prediction right I will also look into drowning- how and why it happens to young children and how it can be prevented. I will obtain this Information by looking at accident statistics on the internet and collecting information about drowning from books, leaflets and off the internet.
Hypothesis 7: Can children’s toys and baby equipment be potentially dangerous? I think that some children’s toys can be dangerous as they can cause choking, suffocation and other accidents if they are not made to a high standard which a lot of toys aren’t anyway. I think that baby equipment can also be dangerous as things like baby walkers can just walk your child into danger as they allow children to become more mobile and therefore are exposed to a lot of dangers that they haven’t come across or learnt about before and they can also tip over and the child can fall out.
I will collect this information by looking at some of the toys that are on the market for children under 3 years of age and seeing if they are safe and have the Red Lion symbol on them I will also look at accidents that happen with toys and baby equipment. I will obtain this information from books, leaflets. The internet and by doing a survey of toys that are on sale at the moment. Hypothesis 8: Do the majority of accidents which occur to 0-3 year olds happen in the home? I think that most accidents happen in the home because there are many potential danger hazards that people forget about such as windows which children can reach easily and open.
Also most children under 3 are supervised constantly when they are out of the home but many parents forget they are still exposed to danger when they are in the home. I will collect this information by looking up the statistics for last years accidents and looking at what dangers they are in each room of the home and doing a survey to see how many children under 3 years of age have had a accident in the home whether it was a minor or major accident that happened.