Vidya Raut, Vishakha D. Ganvir
Abstract: Every home and school should teach about safety and protection measures. As a parent, should take an active interest in your children and listen to them. Teach you children that they can be assertive in order to protect themselves against abduction and exploitation. And most importantly, make your home a place of trust and support that fulfills your childs needs. Together we can protect our nations children by teaching them to be smart, strong and safe. The various research studies are done to identify the best practice, promotive and preventive measures to provide safety environment to the children to prevent from injury or accidents. This study was based on evaluative approach. The method used for this study was Pre experimental one group pretest post test research design. 60 samples were selected with non-probability convenient sampling technique. Sample selection was based on inclusive and exclusive criteria. The tools used for this study was questionnaires with including selected Demographic variables, which was prepared on the basis of review of literature, various information & informal discussion with the patients. While data collection process followed the ethical consideration such as written permission was obtained from hospital authority and informed written consent obtained from mothers of under five children. Based on the objectives and the hypothesis the data were analyzed by using various statistical tests. Analysis of data showed that there is significant difference between pre test and post test knowledge. The calculated t values are much higher than the tabulated values. Hence it is statistically interpreted that the structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding child safety was effective.
Keywords: child safety, under five children, exploitation, injury and accident, safe environment