Friday, 18 December 2015

Who is watching if Santa is being good?

Every one loves Santa Claus, our generation loved him because he stood for hope, a caring grandfather and someone who is fair, after all he gives gifts only to kids who have been good throughout the year.   Well, he has a gold book and a black book and he watches children all year long and makes his entry in the gold book every time a child is good and a child gets a black book entry if they have been wicked or naughty.

But who is keeping track of whether Santa has been good? Did you know that Santa could be smelly? Santa can grope little boys and girls inappropriately? Santa can be a drunk or a drug addict? Santa could be having many contagious diseases?   Let’s be practical, the Santa Claus that your child encounters is a hired man/boy who is just wearing a suit, and trying his best to convince the kids he is Santa. How much do we know about these Santas that we so willingly ask our kids to go and hug, shake hands with, sit on their lap? In countries around the world there have been instances where ‘Santa’ has been arrested for drinking, touching kids inappropriately etc. so this means that there could be a pedophile lurking behind the beard and rosy cheeks? Isn’t it the perfect opportunity for them? As   parents are urging their kids to ‘go to’ the Santa, ‘go kiss’ the Santa, ‘go sit’ on his lap.

Well, sad as it may sound, it’s time to keep an eye on these new age Santas. Warn our kids and watch them carefully when kids are with Santa. But how would you be able to keep an eye on all the Santas that your kids encounter this year? There is the Santa in school, the Santa at the mall, the Santa at a child’s party, the Santa in your own housing society.

 Keep a watchful eye on all Santas with these pointers-

1.     Ask your child’s school/housing society/or friends, to have a safe parent or teacher dressed as Santa and not hire one from outside.
2.     Get the hired Santa suit laundered.
3.     Talk to this Santa about the dos and don’ts with the kids; ask them to only shake hands with the kids and not to take the kids on their laps.
4.     Not to kiss or get kissed.
5.     Always have at least two other safe adults monitoring Santa.

Warn your kids about Santa Claus without killing the myth and belief.

1.     Teach your kids to only shake hands with Santa
2.     If you are clicking a photo of your child with Santa, be vigilant about Santa’s ‘hands’.
3.     Please do not ask your child to hug or kiss Santa. The suits that they hire are hardly clean so let’s not pass unnecessary germs to our kids.
4.     Teach your child about good touch bad touch before meeting Santa, and talk to your child that even Santa cannot be allowed to give bad touch

Try to keep your child’s belief in Santa alive as long as possible but important that you also believe in safety of your child. Maintain a balance. Merry Christmas.


86 comments:

Supervisor Apeksha said...

Thank you Ma'am for sharing your thoughts over this unnoticed practice going around. We as adults actually need to be sensitive and alert towards what all is happening in the environment by keeping in mind the points for safety of our children to avoid any mishaps.

Tanvi Mody said...

I Miss Tanvi Mody teacher of PJK Plus Vile Parle would like to thank you ma'am for sharing this blog with us. Childern's safety is very important and we need to monitor when santa is around them.

Sarina Oberoi said...

Keeping the fun and enthusiasm of the festival and fun it is important to keep in mind the safety and security of the child.
Thank you ma'am for the article it will help the parents focus on the important areas while helping the children to enjoy.

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Radhika Joshii said...

Great Insight Ma'am,
Merry Christmas!!!

Senior Mentor said...

A message for all parents to look for hazards in times and places where the keen eye of the parent may be lost in the fun, excitment and enthusiasm . Be alert and keep safe.

vaishali joshi said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing, surely we will take efforts to share this guidelines and spread the awareness among the parents of very young children.

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Amrita Kaur said...

A must read for all the parents...
We never realize that who, how is the Santa?
Let's be vigilant and keep a watchful eye on all the santa's around..
" Let's be careful, let's be safe"
Thanks alot mam for a wonderful article..

Bhosari Pjk said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing this article with us.As the child safety & security is the most important aspect so it is very important to more vigilant & aware of all the point that you have shared with us.

Arwah Dalal said...

A beautiful message to all parents and everyone who believes in Santa. Let's spread this awareness and keep our children safe.
Thank you ma'am for this eye opener.

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drewsand afonso said...

Thank you ma'am,I teach at PJK khar,Landmark. I don't think it would occur to most people that we need to be careful about our "santas". We need to speak to our kids and as you said, carefully, because I'd like to keep the belief alive.

jayshree shah said...

Thankyou for sharing this article at right time to bring awareness among educators,Teachers and parents.Message is for safety of our children which matters most.

Veronica Solomon Rane said...

Thank you Maam for sharing this blog with us, indeed it is n eyeopener for all of us. With kids we need to be vigilant at all times for their safety,security and enjoy a wonderful childhood with memories to cherish as they grow.
Veronica Solomon Rane
Teacher
PJK-Khar
(Landmark) centre

Shabbir Ahmed said...

Thanku ma'am I teach at PJK Khar Landmark. This is an alarm for all the citizens, Together we can build up a safe and secured place for our kids our little angels.

Shabbir Ahmed said...

Thanku ma'am I teach at PJK Khar Landmark. This is an alarm for all the citizens, Together we can build up a safe and secured place for our kids our little angels.

urvi khuthia said...

Wonderfully written ma'am.

In today's age and time we adults need to be extra cautious during festivals.
I Ms. Urvi Shah thank u for sharing this article.

Prithi Srinivasan said...

Lovely message coming at Christmas time, ma'am. This is an eye opener for all adults dealing with children.Not sure how many people would think about this while encouraging children to interact with 'Santa Claus'.
Prithi Srinivasan

Prithi Srinivasan said...

Lovely message coming at Christmas time, ma'am. This is an eye opener for all adults dealing with children.Not sure how many people would think about this while encouraging children to interact with 'Santa Claus'.
Prithi Srinivasan

Bijal Shah said...

Thank you soooo much Ma'am for sharing such a wonderful information as it's throwing light on such an important issue which goes unnoticed by us. We as an adult needs to be more vigilant for our children's safety.It's really an eye opener.
Bijal Shah,
PJK Khar( Landmark)

Supervisor Siva Priya said...

Thank you mam will carry this message to all parents and friends in and around to be alert and educate children to be safe supervisor sivapriya

Supervisor Siva Priya said...

Thank you mam will carry this message to all parents and friends in and around to be alert and educate children to be safe supervisor sivapriya

Shilpa Chaudhari said...

Every home and school should know about children safety ...... This article will b guideline for all .... Thank you so much ma'am for sharing Shilpa Chaudhari - teacher -PJK (Khar)- Landmark

Pjk Raipur said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing the article. Let's spread this awareness and keep our children safe from the unnoticed practice going around.

Hina Shroff said...

thank you maam your insight will guide many in this direction which most of us tend to ignore

Hina Shroff said...

teacher at pjkplus khar landmark centre

Unknown said...

thanks maam for wonderful and very informative message on this christmas its going to help many parents teachers to be aware n alert about this unnoticed practices which i think was very cadually taken widout looking into the dept.I miss priyam bhatt teacher of Pjkplus khar landmark will ensure to carry this message with parents n friens.

Priyam Bhatt said...

thanks maam for wonderful and very informative message on this christmas its going to help many parents teachers to be aware n alert about this unnoticed practices which i think was very cadually taken widout looking into the dept.I miss priyam bhatt teacher of Pjkplus khar landmark will ensure to carry this message with parents n friens.

Priyam Bhatt said...

thanks maam for wonderful and very informative message on this christmas its going to help many parents teachers to be aware n alert about this unnoticed practices which i think was very cadually taken widout looking into the dept.I miss priyam bhatt teacher of Pjkplus khar landmark will ensure to carry this message with parents n friens.

Priyam Bhatt said...

thanks maam for wonderful and very informative message on this christmas its going to help many parents teachers to be aware n alert about this unnoticed practices which i think was very cadually taken widout looking into the dept.I miss priyam bhatt teacher of Pjkplus khar landmark will ensure to carry this message with parents n friens.

Abhaya K- PJK Bangalore-1 said...

This is a very informative blog which make parents and teachers to prepare the children more vigilant and as a parent they also should be watchful while celebrating any festival which involves outsiders.

Parita Parekh said...

As adults we can gauge the risks that sometimes come along festivities but kids are unable to do so. Every child has a right to stay safe and enjoy festivities in its purest form and it becomes our responsibility to ensure the same. Swati Ma’am, we really appreciate the child safety concern that you shared with us. Its and “eye-opener” to all of us. Thank you Ma’am this insight.
Parita parekh – PJK Khar (Landmark)center.

Sunita Jadhav said...

Santas who welcome scores of children into their arms and onto their laps each day, the sniffles and sneezes can represent a genuine health risk. With festive spirits on all sides,we generally tend to overlook the safety aspect. Let's cherish and keep this beautiful belief alive
Merry Christmas
Sunitha Jadhav
PJK, Nashik

neha rupasari said...

I miss Neha Rupasari, teacher of PJ K Khar (Landmark) centre would like to thank you ma'am for sharing the blog with us. Let's spread this awareness and keep our children safe.

Monisha Bhatia said...

Thank you ma'am for your valuable insight. It will help spread awareness and keep ur children safe as well as enjoy the festive mood. Monisha Bhatia PJK + KHAR landmark

Mithila Kulkarni said...

Thank you Ma'am for sharing an important area to be covered for safety and security of child. An eye opening message for all parents and society.

Thank you,
Mithila Kulkarni,
PJK, Nashik.

Ruchi Supervisor said...

Thank you Ma'am, for sharing such an important issue which goes unnoticed by us about the safety and security of our children. It is really an eye opener blog for teachers and parents.

Rubina Khan said...

We generally talk about child abuse, good touch bad touch , but ; nobody can just imagine or think about the Santa in this manner.
Thank you ma'am for sharing such an important insight with us at the very right time.
You have given a wonderful gift to the tiny tots in the form of this kind of information and guidance to their parents and teachers on this festive season.
Merry Christmas!
Ms.Rubina Khan
PJK Nasik.

Sunita Sharma said...

Thank you Ma’am, for sharing such a good article. Yes really a matter to re-think whether Santa is good or bad and really our child is in safer hands. We as parents/ teacher have to be conscious and alert about the actions of Santa and the hygiene he is maintaining.

Best Regards,

Sunita Sharma
PJK Nashik

Pjk Bengaluru CBSE said...

This blog should be read by all, who hire people to dress up as Santa's for various reasons, to have an insight for the mishaps that might happen if they do not hire proper person and educate them, how to behave...

A very informative blog...

Uma Wagh PJK Jalgaon said...

True ma'am after reading this article only one thing comes to my mind and that is follow Kiducation and we won't be in trouble.Yes we really take good care of the children & parents believe in that.Thank you for making us aware about very important things in preschool education.Thank you ma'am.

Supervisor Divya said...

Respected Ma'am,
Greetings!
Thank you! for sharing your thoughts it gives a very simple message of stay alert and keep our children safe.


Farida Sayyad Sangli said...

Respected Madam,
We are really thankful to you for your timely guidance,
Ma'am, where you talk about events and importance of their celebrations, at the same time, you make us aware, as to what measures to be taken for safety and security of our children. We are really thankful to you Ma'am.

pjkplusib Worli said...

This article is an eye opener for parents/teachers who are so busy celebrating the festival but they are unaware of the problems their children can go through if they are not selective in choosing the appropriate person behind the Santa or any other costume.

pjkparbhani said...

It's always pleasure to see that Jumbo Kids shares essential information to all the parents through Kiducation blogs. As we ensures child's safety all the time, this is very important to see that parents also have to see this. By this article parent, teacher, heads can see the Santa by different view.

Supervisor Bharti said...

Thank You ma'am for sharing a topic which was un-notice for a long period. This blog should be read by all as it highlights the safety and security measures to be taken by an individual along with keeping the Santa's belief alive.

Supervisor Vruti said...

Respected Ma'am,
Greetings !

This is an informative blog in terms of understanding the 'New' Santa which is contrary to the Santa from our times. Thank you for sharing these watching eye measures that parents and care takers should be alert about.

MRUNALINI SHINDE said...

Many of us would have ignored this aspect of santa or rather would have taken it very casually. This aspect is very well highlighted in this article and I am sure this will help parents to ensure and look into thw safety aspect as well. Thank you maa'm for the valuable and timely insight.
Merry Christmas
Mrunalini Shinde
PJK,Nashik

Supervisor Jalpa said...

Respected Ma'am,

As Christmas is round the corner, this blog will help everyone to ensure the safety of their child without breaking the faith in Santa. To help children distinguish between good and bad Santa, the video on Good Touch Bad Touch can be shown.

Puja Supervisor said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing your thoughts over this topic which was being unnoticed since a long time. The parent/teacher needs to be alert when the child is around the Santa as we ensures child's safety all the time.

Maya Shenoy said...

Santa is a name we all look upon. Little did we realize till today the actual impact on our children. Thank you Swati ma'am for educating us. We will definitely look into the safety of a little ones with this valuable insight.

Sukh Sablok said...

I miss Sukhjit Sablok teacher of PJ K Khar ( Landmark) centre would like to thank you ma'am for sharing the blog with us. Let's spread this awareness and keep our children safe.

Shivani Kanakia Vadodara said...

Thank you Ma'am, for the timely insight and clear guidance. We will be alert and careful so as to avoid any discomfort for our kids during festival celebrations.

Pjk Baroda said...

We seem to have forgotten that Christ is the reason for the season so we should focus on His teaching of love, caring and generosity rather than continuing mythical practices. As for now, as we can't avoid our children interacting with 'Santas', let's hope parents follow the advise you have given and take appropriate steps. Thank you, Ma'am for the well timed advice and hope the spirit of the joy of giving is upheld.

Anwita Priyadarshini said...

Thank you so much ma'am for sharing such wonderful information. Its an eye opener for us. It will help in spreading awareness and keeping our children safe. Let's spread this awareness and keep our children safe.

Rajalakshmi S said...

Thank you for making us aware about very important things in preschool education.This blog gives importance to the safety and security measures to be taken by everyone without disturbing Santa's belief.

Unknown said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing this wonderful article with us. It is very important to more aware of all the point that you have shared with us.

Tejashree Marathe said...

Thank you so much Maam to share with us this blog. It is eye opening information. We will more alert to avoid any uncomfortable thing for our children during celebration. It is good awareness of good touch bad touch.
Merry Christmas to all and Happy New year.
Tejashree Marathe
PJK Nashik

Tejashree Marathe said...

Thank you so much Maam to share with us this blog. It is eye opening information. We will more alert to avoid any uncomfortable thing for our children during celebration. It is good awareness of good touch bad touch.
Merry Christmas to all and Happy New year.
Tejashree Marathe
PJK Nashik

Ashiwini Mungi said...

Thankyou maam for sharing such a wonderful information.As we always ensure child safety it will help as a guideline for both parent as well as teacher.
Thanks once again.
Merry christmas.

Jumbo Kids Nashik said...

An eye opener article for all. Enjoy the festive season with alertness and safety of young ones.Thank you ma'am for yet another helpful article.

Ashiwini Mungi said...

Thankyou maam for sharing such a wonderful information. As we always ensure child safety it will help as a guideline for both parent as well as teacher .
Ashwini mungi
PJK Nashik.
Once again thanks maam.
Merry Christmas

Rashmi Gawde said...

An educative article for all teachers and parents. We should definitely keep a watchful eye on Santa and follow these simple guidlines.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
Warm Regards,
Mrs. Rashmi Gawde.
Podar Jumbo Kids,
Nashik.

Jayanthi Subramanian said...

Thank you Ma'am for sharing such an informative article with us. It will really help the teachers n parents to be vigilant and cautious and spread such awareness among friends and neighbours.

Mrs Jayanthi Subramanian
Podar Jumbo Kids,
Nashik.

sejjal dave said...

Christmas its just so fun! And I'm not alone... lots of my friends enjoy them too. Maybe we never really want to grew up :-)
Thanks mam for showing us the other side of a coin. Yes ofcourse christmas is a time for celebrations but our first priority must be the safety n security of the child. This blog will suerly help us to be more alert and take precautions against the mishapes during the festive season of christmas.
Thank you.
Merry christmas.
Sejal Dave

Sakina Telwala said...

Our cute little ones dont even know who the santa is exactly but yes they r been made believe santa being good ,getting gifts for them,through myths and stories.So now its time to open our eyes and be more alert this Christmas..Thanks a lot Maam for sharing such a useful article. Warm regards Ms Sakina
PJK Nashik

sejal pandya said...

Thanku maam for sharing this wonderful article.This thought actually doesnot come to our minds because we believe santa comes like a sweetheart to all the kids for whom they wait so eagerly and enjoy the celebrations,but we should not ignore the hazards of unclean suit as well as the kind of touch they would get.
Merry Christmas to all of you
Sejal Pandya
PJK Nashik

roshni patel said...

Thank u maa'm for the wonderful article. This will definitely help us to look into the safety aspect as well.
Merrychristmas.

Roshni Patel
PIE Trainee
Nashik

manmeet kandhari said...

Thank you ma'am for the information...its really very neccessary nowadays to be aware of the safety of the children...

Manmeet Gujral
PIE Trainee
Nashik

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Harshada Holay said...

Thank you ma'am for this eye opener. Safety and security of the children is more important than fun. So in the excitement of celebrating festivals and having fun, adults should not forget to keep keen eye on the surroundings and keep our child safe.
Really ma'am the article is very wonderful and informative.

Harshada Holay said...

Thank you ma'am for this eye opener. Safety and security of the children is more important than fun. So in the excitement of celebrating festivals and having fun, adults should not forget to keep keen eye on the surroundings and keep our child safe.
Really ma'am the article is very wonderful and informative.

Harshada Holay said...

Thank you ma'am for this eye opener. Safety and security of the children is more important than fun. So in the excitement of celebrating festivals and having fun, adults should not forget to keep keen eye on the surroundings and keep our child safe.
Really ma'am the article is very wonderful and informative.

Meera Kadiwal said...

Thank you so much ma'am for this wonderful and informative article which help parents to safeguard their kids and have fun while celebrating festivals.

Usha Bhagat said...

An important message for all parents to keep a vigilant eye on the Santas who are meeting children. It is an eye opener article for parents to understand and teach children about good and bad touch and to keep a safe distance but at the same time to keep the fun of the festival alive and let children enjoy.

Pjk Indore said...

Thank you Ma'am for enlightening us.The article is an eye opener for the people across the world who hire a person without checking their backgrounds.Often during festive times safety and security of children is neglected.As parents and educators we should always be on our toes and should keep our eyes open to avoid any such indecency.
Thanking you for explaining Good touch and bad touch to our little children.They are able to understand the difference themselves.
A request to parents to educate the children on the same and to keep an eagle's eye on their children while they have fun and enjoy the festival.
And once again thank you ma'am for such a wonderful article.

Jumbo Kids Malad said...

Thank You ma'am for a wonderful and enlightening article which will not only help
Parents but all the adults around to be watchful of the santa around them and keep the little kids Safe.

Hema Mittal said...

Thank you for giving an enlightening article, ma'am. In times of celebration, we tend to get carried away in the whims and fancies of the festivals and forgot about the security and safety of our children. It is better to be cautious than sorry.

Pjk Gwalior said...

Thank you for sharing the enlightening article Ma'am.Its really a matter of concern for all the parents that not to see the one side of the coin celebration with strange Santa but remember the 2nd part of the coin safety of your children.

Megha Raje Bhosale said...

It is very important for the elders to teach children about Good touch and Bad Touch which are given to them . The spirit of festival should be celebrated with the awareness of safety and security in mind.We , as parents also get enlightened with such wonderful articles .

Pjk Ujjain said...

It is very true that sometimes in the festive season we are caught up with so many other things that we knowingly or unknowingly ignore the safety of the children which should be utmost taken care of. We all as a parent and as an educator too should keep children safety on priority.

shaheen said...

Santa and his encounter with children..... many wouldn't have perceived it in this way. A really note worthy aspect that's to be looked into. Thank u ma'am for sharing this
Shaheen
PJK, Nashik

SHAIKH SHAHNAAZ said...

Thank you ma'am for such eye opening facts.As an adult many times we fail to keep a keen eye on our young ones,but after reading this article we will surely keep your guidelines in mind and will try to be more vigilant and will take care of our children's safety.In todays world it is very important to teach our kids "how to keep them selves safe".Once again thank you ma'am for sharing the blog.

Shahnaaz Shaikh
PJK,NASHIK

PJK Khandwa said...

Thank you so much Mam for such a eyeopener that even Santa can be unsafe for children .Its is really very important for teachers,parents to understand the aspect and take utmost care of the safety and security of children.

Ms.Yaisha
PJK Khandwa

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