On average, more than 500 Western Australian children present to the Princess Margaret Hospital Emergency Department for a poisoning injury every year. Most accidental poisonings occur to children under five years of age, with this age group accounting for almost half of all poison presentations. Childhood poisoning is largely preventable when poisons are handled and stored correctly, and when children are taught about the dangers of poisons. Kidsafe WA has launched a new Poisons Animation, developed with the support of the Western Australian Department of Health. The animation provides tips to reduce the risk of these injuries occurring.
The new animation was launched at Goodstart Early Learning Banksia Grove along with Cotsville who showed their new animation ‘Baby Thomas’, which also promoted important safety messages. The kids and parents enjoyed the animations and the activities provided, which helped them to learn about poisons around the home and how to prevent poisoning injuries. Thank you to Goodstart Early Learning Banksia Grove for hosting the animation launch, Cotsville for joining us and providing activities, Sandbox Post Production for developing the animation and Verity James for voicing.
Check out the animation for tips to prevent poisoning in children and for poisons safetyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQob-pwLZJ8.