- Playing with fire
- Information for parents and carers
- Is your child curious about fire?
Children are naturally drawn to the warmth and light of fire. Many children play with matches and lighters and set fires out of curiosity. The most effective intervention for curious children is fire safety education.
Within our communities there exists a constant threat from young people who play with fire. Many young people start to play with fire for various reasons, ranging from natural curiosity through to attention seeking.
Without help and guidance firesetting behaviour can increase, and will lead to more serious consequences, such as major injuries and damage to our homes, schools and property.