Families Urged to Plan and Practice During Fire Prevention Month
Every day at least one child dies in a home fire. In that same day, 293 children suffer from a non-fatal unintentional injury caused by a fire or burn. In a nationwide effort to educate parents about the importance of fire safety during National Fire […]Continue Reading →
Highlights from this month’s newsletter include:
Child Passenger Safety Week 2012 Safe Kids Wayne Life Jacket Loaner Station Debut Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Dr. Fortenberry’s interview on hyperthermia DI Dash 2012 Star 94 partners with Safe Kids Georgia Safe Kids Dalton receives donation for car […]Continue Reading →
For Release – Immediately
Atlanta, Georgia –Safe Kids Georgia and its lead organization, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, are urging parents and caregivers to make sure their child safety seats are properly installed on “National Seat Check Saturday,” happening Saturday, September 22. As part of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 16-22, 2012), locations throughout Georgia […]
Child Passenger Safety Week 2012
As parents and caregivers you want to keep our little ones safe, whether it’s at home, at play, or on the way. National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 16-22) is dedicated to ensuring you know exactly how to keep your precious cargo safe wherever you go.
The CDC reported that […]Continue Reading →
By Nicole Chavez
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2:25 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012
The cheer of a musical birthday card could turn into a medical nightmare if a child swallows the coin-sized battery inside the card.
Authorities say more children are showing up in emergency rooms after ingesting those small batteries found in toys, […]Continue Reading →
The Summer Olympics are set to begin July 27 in London, England. Now is the perfect time to cultivate the Olympic spirit at home by encouraging physical activity and fostering participation in sports activities. Sports and physical activity encourage friendships and teamwork among children while also allowing them to have fun and stay healthy at […]Continue Reading →
Get to know our Safe Kids Walker County Coordinator, Traci Reece!
Why Safe Kids?
Our coalition grew out of a Child Passenger Safety Technician course taught in 2004. Everyone in the class was local and it was easy for us to form a group. We conducted week long CPS events for over 5 years […]
Join Safe Kids Georgia in celebrating safety this Fourth of July
Safe Kids Georgia urges families to play it safe this Fourth of July. The Fourth of July is a time for celebration across the country, and here in Atlanta – fireworks are a crowd favorite each year. However, fireworks can become extremely dangerous […]Continue Reading →
Pool safety: the difference between life and death
By Gracie Bonds Staples
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In just a few short weeks, five people, including two small children, have drowned in metro Atlanta. Five.Continue Reading →
Coaching Our Kids to Fewer Injuries: A Report on Youth Safety
More than 38 million children and adolescents participate in sports each year in the United States. Sports are an excellent way for children to have fun and be physically active while also promoting healthy competition amongst peers. No parent intentionally puts their […]Continue Reading →