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 […]
The weather in Georgia is beautiful and this is the time of year when families are opening their windows to take advantage of the rising temperatures. We at Safe Kids Georgia want to provide you with a few window safety tips to allow your kids to explore the outside without the risk of falling […]Continue Reading →
As a part of the 75th anniversary of the Greater Dalton Chamber Business Expo, Safe Kids Dalton coordinator, Chris West organized a booth for the Whitfield County Fire Department and featured Safe Kids. In addition to displaying information on Safe Kids there is also a Child Passenger Safety Technician course that took place at the expo.
Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. According to the CDC, more than 9 people everyday are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes related to distracted driving.
If you are not aware already, there are three classifications of distractions. They include visual—when your eyes are off the road, […]Continue Reading →
What a great morning we had with a group of passionate people and organizations throughout the state of Georgia concerned about the health and safety of children! Today, we had the pleasure of meeting Sandra Deal and representatives from The ZAC Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Georgia Department of Natural […]Continue Reading →
Surprisingly, athletes ages 12 to 15 make up almost half of the sports-related concussions seen in the ER (47%). This is particularly disturbing because previous research showed that younger athletes, ages 13-16, take a longer time to recover from a concussion than athletes ages 18-22. The sport with the most injuries is football, which also […]Continue Reading →
Safe Kids Georgia and DECAL Child Care Services hosted a workshop Thursday, March 19, 2015 on fire safety education for Quality Rated programs and fire safety trainers. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Robert Cole, President of Fireproof Children. Dr. Cole is a national expert in fire safety education and Associate Professor at the University […]Continue Reading →
This Candy Look-A-Like is Poisoning Your Kids
Let’s face it, sometimes kids get into things that they probably shouldn’t. Today medications are the leading cause of child poisoning. Each year, more than 500,000 children under the age of five experience a potential poisoning related to medications. 9 out of 10 of these poisoning occur in […]Continue Reading →
Each year 2.4 million Americans sustain brain injuries including 475,000 children. About 75% of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). There are many ways that these injuries can be prevented, so it is crucial that we work to protect the developing brains […]Continue Reading →
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