September Safety Net Newsletter from Safe Kids Georgia

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

Lifeguard Alex McDonald walks by children as they enjoy the water at the West Cobb Aquatic Center Friday […]

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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 […]

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Our first Safe Kids Georgia Gala, Celebrating the Possibilities, was a lovely event and our Coordinator’s were very excited to be honored at it. We had 185 guests including corporate sponsors, community volunteers and many influential members of our injury prevention communities. Our silent auction was a huge success as we had over 20 items that sold […]

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