Author: Neighbourhood Watch London

How to Make Halloween Costumes Safer

Since 1980, there have been 16 cases in which children under the age of 15 years have suffered burn injuries. One of those injuries resulted in death.1 However, many agree that the biggest risk to injury for children on Halloween is motor vehicle accidents. On Halloween children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car as on any other night of the year.2 It is for these reasons that children’s Halloween costumes need to be made safer to prevent fire injuries and vehicle accidents. Below, you will find tips on how to make your children’s...

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6 Ways to Have a Great Thanksgiving

The holidays, for some, are the most wonderful times of the year. For others, the holidays can be a stressful time. Getting families together and putting on big meals is a stressful enough task but if you add on boredom or high emotions then things can get explosive. Here are six ways to navigate holiday landmines! 1. Make the food together It’s definitely easier to do premade food, especially with everyone’s busy schedules; however, it’s not the healthiest way to do things. Getting people together to cook the meal will also bring everyone closer. Having a couple of people...

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5 Apps to Help You with School and Life

Staying organized during the school year can be difficult. Often, you are so busy that you’re quickly overwhelmed and important things can be forgotten. Schools try to help us with this by offering planners and other learning tools. What people easily forget is that most of us have valuable learning tools right in our pockets… Our phones! We are going to tell you about 5 apps that will make your life so much easier and help you stay organized during the school year.   1. Easy MLA Referencing $2.79 I don’t know about you, but I often struggled to...

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How to Prevent Bullying

“How many of you have ever felt personally victimized by Regina George?” Many people will recognize that as a quote from the popular 2004 movie Mean Girls. Mean Girls is based on a book called Queen Bees and Wannabes written by Rosalind Wiseman. The book was mostly the basis for the movie, and discusses how girls form cliques and patterns of aggressive behaviour. Unfortunately, bullying, in both boys and girls, is still a prevalent issue for many people, and with children returning back to school we at Neighbourhood Watch London wanted to help you identify situations of bullying and...

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How College/University Students Can Make the School Year Fun

Students have begun their yearly pilgrimage to London with the intention of attending the Fall/Winter college or university session. Some students are new to London, and some students are experiencing life away from home for the first time. In order to help our new community members stay safe as they navigate this exciting time, we decided to compile some tips for staying safe and introduce them to some helpful resources! Post-secondary school students experience difficulty in balancing the “university experience” while still maintaining an appropriate level of safety. It’s definitely possible to have fun with new friends while maintaining...

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