The month of October marks the observance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month across the United States. Nearly 4,000 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly, each year, in the United States and most of these deaths result from Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) and sleep-related causes, such as accidental suffocation.
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The phrase “Halloween danger” usually brings to mind images of dark nights and threats of spoiled candies—but many parents are unaware of the real danger trick-or-treating may pose to their children: Kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
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How many meals have you shared with an NFL player? Well, you can add one to that list on October 16th! Safe Kids Georgia is proud to announce that will be joined by NFL member Buddy Curry during our Annual Awards Breakfast this year, coming up in just a couple weeks.
Whitfield County residents found themselves sleeping much better at night after June 2015. Thanks to a project by Safe Kids Dalton, The American Red Cross and the Whitfield County Fire Department (Safe Kids Dalton Lead agency), and with help from CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) – 474 smoke detectors and alarms were installed in homes […]Continue Reading →
Last week in Washington DC Safe Kids Georgia staff and coalition leaders attended the Child Injury Prevention Convention, or PREVCON hosted by Safe Kids Worldwide. Also in attendance were Safe Kids coalition members from 45 states and Network members from 24 countries around the world.
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It’s the first week of August and kids are heading to back to school! This is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues. During back to school time, Safe Kids Georgia wants to remind parents and caregivers to talk to […]Continue Reading →
With July 4th just around the corner, it’s important to know how to safely handle and operate fireworks. Every year, there are numerous children sent to the emergency room with firework-related injuries and most, it not all, […]Continue Reading →
Governor Nathan Deal, First Lady Sandra Deal, and State Agencies Warn of the Dangers of
Leaving Children Unattended In Vehicles
In a news conference today Governor Nathan Deal, First Lady Sandra Deal, and leaders of several state agencies called for families and caregivers of children to have heightened awareness of the […]Continue Reading →
What excites you most about Safe Kids?
I’ve been involved with Safe Kids for 17 years in different roles and the one thing that I still love the most is how we make […]
What is Safe Kids Day?
Safe Kids Day is an annual fundraiser presented by Nationwide Insurance that aims to celebrate kids and raise awareness about keeping kids safe from preventable injuries.
Why is it important?
Most people are surprised to hear that the #1 leading cause of death among children ages 0-19 is […]
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