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Questions for discussion in English: Accidents at Home

Accidents at Home
  • What is the most dangerous thing in your home? How can your home be made less dangerous?
  • What is the most dangerous thing in your home for a child? How can it be made less dangerous?
  • What is the most dangerous thing in your home for an elderly person? How can it be made less dangerous?
  • What dangers can be found in the kitchen that can cause accidents?
  • What can be done to prevent kitchen accidents?
  • What can a parent do to childproof a kitchen?
  • What dangers can be found in bathrooms that can cause accidents?
  • What can be done to prevent bathroom accidents?
  • What can a parent do to childproof a bathroom?
  • What dangers can be found outside the home in the yard that can cause accidents?
  • What can be done to prevent yard accidents?
  • What can a parent do to childproof the yard?
  • What other dangers can be found in a home in bedrooms, laundry rooms, garages, and living areas?
  • What can be done throughout the house to prevent accidents?
  • What can a parent do to childproof the different rooms of the home?
  • Where at home would you put your first aid kit?
    • What would you have in it?
  • Where are these items found in a house, why could they be dangerous, to whom could they be dangerous, and what could someone do to lessen the danger they present?
    • hot pan/pot
    • hot curling iron
    • knife
    • window
    • iron
    • medicines
    • gasoline
    • pool
    • insecticides
    • natural gas
    • balcony
    • toilets
    • staircase
    • stove/oven
    • stool/ladder
    • yard tools
    • fireplace
    • cellar /attic
    • bathtub
    • bad dog
    • tall pieces of furniture
    • swing set / playground
    • very clean glass sliding door
    • electronic equipment
    • cleaning supplies
    • lake/retention pond
    • loose carpet on slippery tile floor
    • glass table or sharp edged table
    • hairdryer
    • bric-a-brac
  • What do you need to do if...
    • you cut your finger preparing food?
    • you fall down and can not move a limb?
    • your child drinks a poisonous liquid? (discuss syrup of ipecac)
    • the toilet is flooding the bathroom?
    • a pan on the stove is on fire?
    • a neighbor's dog is growling at you?
    • our child falls off a chair and is bleeding?
  • What is the phone number for the police?
  • How do you call an ambulance?
  • What is the phone number for poison control?