Educational computer programs will be used to help well-baby (tipat halav)
clinic nurses teach parents and children about road safety, according to
Beterem, the National Center for Children’s Safety and Health. Parents who bring
their young children for routine visits will be taught by the nurses about
wearing seatbelts and using car seats, as well as how pedestrians can cross
streets safely and drivers can let children off without endangering
The nurses will teach parents in individual and group sessions,
The software was developed on the basis of a pilot program
developed by Beterem, the Health Ministry and the National Road Safety
Authority, using public health nurses from the Haifa, central, northern and
Road accidents are one of the main causes of deaths
and injuries in children. Last year, 32 youngsters were killed on the roads and
streets – a 10-percent increase over the previous year.
As tipat halav
stations are visited by parents and children for health checkups and
vaccinations up to the age of six, they’re a natural place to teach about road
safety, said Beterem director-general Orly Silbinger.
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