Smart Steps for Parents

Smarts Steps has a great range of road safety education information and resources for families and anyone transporting young children. The resources include ideas for parents and carers to help young children develop skills, behaviours and attitudes to become safer while travelling as passengers, pedestrians and users of bikes and wheeled toys.

The Road Safety Booklet for Parents and Carers

Road Safety Booklet for parents cover imageThe Smart Steps: A Road Safety Booklet for Parents and Carers has key road safety messages for parents to use and share with children such as – always hold a grown up’s hand when crossing the road. The three activity booklets within the resource can be used to engage children in their road safety education.  


1. Passenger safety activity for children


The Passenger Safety activity booklet has tips on making sure children are seated in the correct size restraint for their size and an activity for children.

 

2. Play safety activity for children


The Play Safety activity booklet has tips on setting up safe play areas away from roads, teaching children how to put on their bicycle helmet and an activity for children.

 

3. Pedestrian safety activity for children


The Pedestrian Safety activity booklet has tips on teaching children how to cross roads safely, key messages to say when out walking together and an activity for children.


Your guide to child car restraints


It is the law that all children under 16 years of age, when travelling in a motor vehicle in Western Australia, must be restrained in a suitable restraint that is properly adjusted and fastened. 

The information in this brochure will assist you in making the correct choices when buying and using child car seats.

Visit the Child Car Seats website for more information on buying a child car restraint


Buckle up, every child, every trip

Buckle Up brochure cover image

It is the law that all children under 16 years of age, when travelling in a motor vehicle in Western Australia, must be restrained in a suitable restraint that is properly adjusted and fastened. The Buckle Up brochure will explain the laws and how to check that your children are safely restrained. It is available in eight languages.


Izzy storybooks

Our road safety mascot Izzy features in these three storybooks that have age-appropriate road safety messages for young children and families such as ‘buckle up’, ‘hold my hand’ and ‘always play away from roads’. A set of three Izzy storybooks costs $10.00 and can be ordered using the resource order form.

                                                          

Izzy road safety game

Izzy's online road safety game helps you learn all about road safety. There are games to play, stories to read and songs to sing. Please note: The Izzy interactive road safety game is flash based and consequently compatible with PC computers only.


Other resources for parents, carers and educators

Child Car Restraints (WALGA RoadWise)
Kidsafe WA
Meerilinga
Ngala Family Resource Centre WA
Playgroup WA (Inc)

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