It could be argued that children are quicker than adults at listening to important messages and adhering to rules. How many times have you been reminded by your children to put on your seat belt or put down the phone while driving? Are we missing a trick with children and our farm safety message?

If we channel this message through children, it could have a greater impact on work practices around Irish farms and change the culture and mindset around farm safety. We have been selling the message to the older generation for a long time, with varying levels of success. Is it time to concentrate more on the younger generation? As part of this week’s agri toy focus, we look at some tips to keep children safe on farms.