Hero toddler uses FaceTime to save mom after attack
2-year-old boy uses technology to call for help after dog bites mom’s finger ‘almost off’.
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Despite what you hear about toddlers, there’s more to them than tantrums. In fact, you can forgive them the occasional meltdown when you consider that they’re on the steepest part of the learning curve of their lives. One little boy has proven that parents shouldn’t underestimate two-year-olds after saving his mom by using technology, reported the Huffington Post.


Laura Toone’s foster pup had bitten her finger “almost clean off” when she tried to stop it fighting with other dogs. She was too injured to call 911 and her daughters refused to use the bloody phone. That’s when her son Bentley pitched in. The two-year-old boy brought in a towel, cleaned his mom’s hand and then called her friend on FaceTime, a video chat system used on devices such as iPhones or iPads.

As if that wasn’t enough, he even managed to unlock the front door for emergency personnel when they arrived…

Home safety

There are many ways parents who train even young children in what to do in the event of an emergency in the home. Even kids who are too young to read can be taught how to call emergency services on a phone or mobile device.

Toddlers learn a vast amount of information every day and often adapt well to interacting with technology. You can teach your young child how to turn on a mobile device, tablet or computer and show them where to go to contact the right people.

Of course, always make sure that your child isn’t going to call emergency services if you have just refused that extra biscuit after supper! Another wise move is to make sure that any apps you use which require your banking details are signed out of. This helps to avoid your child making ridiculous purchases, such as the crazy garbage-loving kid who bought a real garbage truck in an online auction. Ouch.

Here are some home emergency tips:

What to do in an emergency

Print it emergency info

Does your child know what to do in an emergency?


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