Poison Prevention – ipl: Information You Can Trust

Tips for School and Library Staff

Using this site with young children.

This site was designed for children, but they should always be accompanied by a grownup to explain the information and talk in more detail about poison safety.

  • Look through the children’s section first to get an idea of the topics covered and how the information is arranged. Some content may not be appropriate for all children.
  • At the points where questions are asked, you have a chance to discuss things one-on-one or in a group before going on to the "answers". Take advantage of these opportunities to talk about poison safety in your school or library, and get more specific about the poisons found there. Allowing children to predict what will happen next can be a good motivating technique.
  • We were rather generic in our approach, so make sure children "fill in the blanks" and identify the other poisons they might encounter that we didn’t mention in the What or Where sections.
  • Most importantly, have fun! And be sure to let us know how it turned out.

Future plans…

We have many plans for making this site more useful, keeping it fresh, and keeping the information accurate and up-to-date.

Soon there will be archives of this site available for download so you can run them locally for more convenient access. Until we are able to respond to your feedback about this version of the site we decided not to create PC or Mac archives. When we’ve got it right, we’ll post the archives. Check back!