Tripping tops kid’s list of at-home safety concerns


TAIPEI–Accidents caused by tripping top children’s list of safety concerns in a domestic environment, according to the results of a study conducted by the Ching-chuan Child Safety Foundation yesterday.

According to the survey, 51.5 percent of children polled said they were most worried about tripping over and injuring themselves, 50.2 percent said they feared getting their fingers caught in a door, while 42.3 percent said they were concerned about stumbling over obstacles on the ground.

As in an outdoor environment, 41.6 percent of children said they worried about getting lost, 36.4 percent said they feared being burned by a scooter’s exhaust pipe and 38.4 percent said they worried about falling over, according to the foundation’s survey.