Know the Facts
Drivers in their 20s are 24 percent of drivers in all fatal crashes, but are 27 percent of the distracted drivers and 33 percent of the distracted drivers that were using cell phones in fatal crashes. In 2015, there were 3,477 people killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. More than […]Continue Reading →
This month the Safe Kids Georgia team collaborated with our lead agency, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Injury Prevention Program (CHIPP) to host the first Baby Safety Shower. Also in partnership with the Grady Women’s Center, the purpose of the shower was to educate mothers on safe care of their newborns and to provide some select home […]Continue Reading →
National Poison Prevention Week is March 19th – 25th
Medications are the leading cause of child poisoning. In 2013, over 59,000 children were seen in emergency room for medicine poisoning. That’s one child every nine minutes. Almost all of these visits are because the child got into medicines during a moment […]Continue Reading →
One of the most common questions parents and caregivers have regarding their child’s car seat is, “Is it safe?”. While all car seats rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are safe, car seats do differ in ease of use. The NHTSA provides an Ease of Use rating system for consumers to […]Continue Reading →
Did you know?
SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants between 1 month and 1 year of age. Most SIDS deaths happen when babies are between 1 month and 4 months of age. Each year, about 4,000 infants die unexpectedly during sleep time, from SIDS, accidental suffocation, or unknown causes. SIDS […]Continue Reading →
The Safe Kids Georgia team is thrilled to welcome our Spring 2017 Interns! Both are from the University of Georgia and have a passion for keeping Georgia’s children free from accidental injury.
Growing up in both Romania and right here in Georgia, I have had the opportunity to live within a few […]
This holiday season, take a moment & make sure you’re traveling safely. And remember to share these tips with your loved ones!
ON THE ROAD
Watch out for Distracted Drivers and Pedestrians
Shopping center parking lots are busier during the holidays. Keep an eye out for distracted pedestrians and drivers who […]Continue Reading →
Recently, Safe Kids Georgia Program Coordinator Mahwish Javed and Operations Coordinator Laura Coleman visited four coalitions in the Coastal Georgia area. The goal of the trip was to check in with the coalitions and talk with each about their successes and challenges with their coalitions.
The first day they went from Safe […]Continue Reading →
Recently, our Centers for Disease Control Fellow for Safe Kids Georgia, Sirena Gandy, had an opportunity to learn more about Rhea Chawla and all that she is doing to help educate the community about road safety.
1. Tell us about yourself.
I am a junior at Flowery Branch High School in Hall County. […]Continue Reading →
Safe Kids Georgia urges families to check their smoke alarms and practice their home fire safety drill
Working smoke alarms reduce the chances of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent per Safe Kids Worldwide and they are a critical first step for staying safe, but in order to be effective, […]Continue Reading →