Tips to help your family have a safe and happy holiday!
The holiday season is a magical, festive time—filled with decorations, gifts and fun for people of all ages. However, the very things that brighten the holidays also can pose a threat to children if not used properly. According to the Consumer Product Safety […]Continue Reading →
Be Safe, Be Seen This Halloween!
Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury.
On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit […]Continue Reading →
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With the summer season kicking off in Georgia, many of us will be spending more time out in the sun and near the water. Summer activities on or near the water can be great fun for the whole family, but it is important to keep water safety in mind […]
Biking is a multipurpose activity. It is a great way to get exercise, provide cheap transportation to school or work, and a fun way to relieve a little stress. On May 8, 2013 we will celebrate […]Continue Reading →
Children’s serves as the lead agency for Safe Kids Georgia, a statewide network dedicated to the prevention of unintentional injuries among children. Preventable injuries are the leading cause of death for children from birth to age 14. In 2012, Safe Kids Georgia, through its 28 local coalitions across approximately 56 counties provided education to more […]Continue Reading →
The2013 Safe Kids Georgia Leadership Conference, held at the Marriott Buckhead was a great success. There were over 70 coalition members, coalition coordinators and other attendees from all throughout Georgia. Multiple topics were presented during the conference ranging from how to handle stress to grant writing and strategic planning. There were several distinguished guests including […]Continue Reading →
Keep your holidays injury-free with these important safety tips
In addition to food, family, and gifts, decorations are one of the highlights of the holiday season. While candles, Christmas trees, and other decorations are part of the holiday spirit, they can pose fire and poisoning hazards, especially to curious children.
The holidays are a time […]Continue Reading →
Dear Friends of Safe Kids Georgia:
Did you know that wearing a bicycle helmet reduces the risk of traumatic head injury by 85%? Or that children using booster seats are 45% less likely to sustain injuries than those using only a seat belt? Or that 1 out of every 4 children needs […]Continue Reading →
Article from AccessNorthGeorgia.com
By: Rob Moore
CLAYTON – On Saturday, nearly 300 children learned about public safety agencies, and what to do in an emergency situation.
SAFE KIDS Rabun County and Home Depot hosted Community Safety Day at Home Depot in Clayton.
Coalition Coordinator Lisa Thompson of Rabun County Sheriff’s Office said […]Continue Reading →
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 →