The Beterem organization for child home safety revealed that 101 children died in 2022 in various home-related mishaps, of which 26 were from the chareidi community. This is alarming evidence of the hazards for children in the Israeli chareidi community.
According to the findings, a chareidi child under 15 with a hazard factor is twice as high as a non-chareidi youngster.
However, the longer study hours of chareidi children and their absence of risky behaviors put secular children in the age group of 15 to 17 at higher risk.
One hundred seventeen kids died in such accidents in 2021, 30 of whom were from the chareidi community.
However, these statistics include 11 people who died in Meron, with six being between the ages of 10 and 14 and the remaining five being between the ages of 15 and 17.
In 2022, car accidents (31%), drowning (16%), and choking (12%) were the main risk factors.
The head of Beterem, Orli Zilbinger, explained that “the chareidi community has unique factors affecting the amount of danger, including the fact that in big families parental attention must be shared between all of the children. Beterem means “before,” or “prevention before.”
The claustrophobic living conditions might impact the number of accidents and the economic position, which is a risk factor.
“At the same time, chareidi society contains traits that support upholding kid safety, like the communal structure and readiness to assist others, as well as the emphasis on a study that shields youngsters from risky activity. Additionally, chareidim are more open to listening to safety advice than other people are.
According to Zilbinger, many chareidi representatives in the new administration have the power to “lead a revolution in dealing to chareidi child safety, raise the issue in government committees, and generate funds to work to save lives.
A life dedicated is equivalent to saving the world.