For the second year in a row, Safe Kids Douglas hosted a car seat check the Saturday prior to Mother’s Day. Safe Kids Douglas hosts quarterly seat checks at the Douglas County Transportation Center, but this one is extra special with roses for all the mothers participating. Of the 11 seats checked on this day, only […]Continue Reading →
Did You Know?
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, violence, or disease.1 Every day, six teenagers are killed in a motor vehicle crash in the U.S.1 In 2015, teenagers 15-19 years of age accounted for 66% of motor vehicle deaths among children […]Continue Reading →
Last week our program coordinator and one of our interns took a trip to Emory’s downtown campus to attend a Brown Bag Lecture hosted by the Injury Prevention and Research Center at Emory (IPRCE). Deceptively titled, there were no brown bags present at this lecture — it must have been “Bring Your Own Bag”. Nevertheless, they […]Continue Reading →
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 →