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Q: I have decided to make a stand

Iam making a small hand out to give to parents that ride e bikes with there children

 

Protect your head

Protect your childs  head

Wear a helmet

 

this will be written in Chinese,Im going to try and add this into my English lesson as well at the kindergarten.

 

if the Chinese are all about family then they should be about making sure there children dont get hurt.

 

if I can change some peoples minds about  wearing  a bike helmet then I just might have saved a life.

 

love to hear your thoughts on this.

I think its a good idea

 

you can fix broken bones but you cant fix a broken head.

 

 

1 year 1 week ago in  General  - China

 
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Thanks. Your idea is brilliant. Some Chinese they don't protect well because they don't want to spend money on the protection. Education is the key to let them emphasize on the safety.

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Thanks. Your idea is brilliant. Some Chinese they don't protect well because they don't want to spend money on the protection. Education is the key to let them emphasize on the safety.

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I think doing it at the kindergarten is the better option - most others will just ignore it - "silly foreigners...".

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Chinese 'say' they care about family, how many times have you seen them let their small child run out into the street. 

They just don't care, even about their own lives.

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Good idea !

Worth trying.

Chinese may or may not care about their families, but it surely proves that you care about others.

If the idea is well received, you can try to tie up helmet shops (giving them the idea of free advertisement) to to give child's helmet free with adult's helmet.

It is better to try and fail than not to try at all.

 

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Someone posted similar on Reddit a while ago. this wasn't about wearing safety helmets but was to promote safe ways to look after a child.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/chinaparenting/comments/52fk0z/simplified_chine...

 

Simplified documents, in Chinese, no how to look after your babies sensibly.

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Good idea man.

 

Can I suggest including a few reasons why it's a good idea, sort of like the pictures of diseased lungs on cigarette boxes or the graphic anti drink drive ads on TV. People need to see a reason sometimes.

 

Maybe google some statistics, or diagrams of what happens to the brain when the head hits the road,  and how the head is heavy and naturally bounces onto the road when you fall off a bike.

 

 

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Rob Rocks!

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I have to admit I take mine on the ebike without a helmet.

No excuse really.

Thanks for the heads up Rob.

I am off to taobao to buy a couple of bike helmets.

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Rob. Can you wechat me your leaflet? I will print them out and send them to my daughters school.

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I gave out 5 handouts this morning on the way to work only to be be laughed at,but I shall not give up.

it only makes me want to get the word out even more.

I gave out some to the parents at the kindergarten as well this morning.same reaction.

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I guess most people find them inconvenient to lug around and always have to learn the hard way. I am with you on how important it is... nothing hits home like a story... so add one or two of them to your leaflet. 

 

For example, I am a VERY skilled and cautious motorcycle driver (took and passed certified courses). I was riding down an empty street at night, just a little over the speeding limit... should not have mattered as there was absolutely no cars at all. However, a pothole the size of a Buick and a few feet deep, just sprang out of nowhere. No warnings signs, caution tape or anything. I hit the brakes as quickly as I could because I didn't have enough time to swerve out of the way... Not enough time and the bike went down and I was rolling on the pavement. 

 

No way to avoid it... I just had to take the hit. Because I had a helmet, I was left with some serious scrapes and bumps. If I didn't wear it (for whatever lame reason), I would have broken my neck... or scraped off half my face.

 

You may not look cool (although I like a full-face black helmet so it does look cool), and it make be a pain in the ass to lug around or really hot to wear in the summer... You may think you are super cautious or very skilled... but shit happens... beyond your control.

 

Chinese aren't logical people... they just go off instinct or emotion. So you should keep this mind when doing up your leaflet... 

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more power to u!

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;I gave out a hand out yesterday and the mother didnt  read it and her child threw is back in my face.

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I have given out about 30 handouts so far and people seem to laugh at me.or dont even bother to read it.

Im getting new ones made up this weekend different than the ones Im giving out.better than the ones Im giving out.

 

see how that goes.

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Some people are just beyond help, they're the lost causes but even if you only make one or two think outside of their oblivious box you can count it as a success.

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well let me just say this that at the kindergarten I work at trying to raise an idea  about wearing a helmet on a bike is not allowed.

 

I have been a kindergarten English teacher in China for 16 years,Iam a creative person.Iam good at what I do.

 

after 13 years of working  in the same kindergarten the people in power dont want you to think or do any thing that is good,anything that is good they take it  away from from you.if you try and think they take it away from you.

 

I care about the children I teach,I always try and do a good job in the class,but you cant do much with the children as you are not allowed to.

 

Im pissed off right now fucking pissed off.

 

I feel very empty about where I work,I feel that its not a good place to be,it used to be good but its not any more.

 

Im not giving up out side of the kindergarten about wearing a helmet,I just wont be doing it at the kindergarten.

 

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since  I started this people are not very open to the idea,one out of 20 people,smile and say thank you but thats about it.

 

I really think schools and kindergartens all have to get in on the idea about wearing a helmet.

handing out a flyer is not enough.

but Im just not sure on how to go about doing this.

 

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@ Robk. Bingo.

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I just wouldn't bother.

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Try telling them to look left before blindly pulling out of a side street

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It will never work unless the government starts paying for health care.....Then you will be damn sure they will make you wear a helmet....but  if you pay for the bill....They don't care if you wear a helmet or not....

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It will never work unless the government starts paying for health care.....Then you will be damn sure they will make you wear a helmet....but  if you pay for the bill....They don't care if you wear a helmet or not....

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http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/10/04/18/58/helmet-saves-life-of-b...
This story reminded me of your post from nearly a year ago.
Keep up the fight

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