Focus Areas & Initiatives

Safe Kids Georgia supports 32 local coalitions throughout Georgia that provide multiple programs aimed at keeping children safe and injury free. 

Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety

Safe Kids Buckle Up (SKBU) – This is a comprehensive child passenger safety program. SKBU stresses the importance of properly installed and used child restraints, as well as safety in and around cars. Best practices have always suggested 4’9” or 8 years as good guidelines for transitioning children from boosters to the adult seatbelt. This is a high area of confusion for caregivers. It is also an excellent opportunity to educate caregivers and medical personnel on the best practices for keeping kids safe in cars and the change in Georgia’s child restraint law.
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Bike Safety

Each year, more than 1.35 million children are seen in emergency departments with sports-related injuries. We work in the following areas to help kids stay healthy, active and safe so they can keep playing the sports they love. 

Risk Areas: Sports Injuries, Bicycle, Skateboard and Other Wheeled-Sport Injuries

Home Safety

Home Safety

Safe Kids Georgia’s home safety programming intersects with several of the other offered programs. This includes prevention of fires and burns, as well as safety around water, the home and on playgrounds. The home safety programs are also designed to address prevention of poisonings, including carbon monoxide. For children, preventing falls in the home is extremely important and many of the home safety programs educate parents to reduce the risk of falls. Additionally Safe Kids aims to raise awareness about toy safety and common causes of choking or suffocation through their home safety programming.

Fire Safety

Fire Safety

Injuries from fires and burns are some of the most painful and severe that children can suffer. Luckily, most of them can be prevented by making a few easy modifications to your home and teaching your family what to do in case of a fire emergency. Safe Kids Coalitions provide a variety of educational and demonstration programs to raise awareness with parents of ways to prevent injuries from fires, burns and scalds.

Pedestrian Safety

Safe Kids Georgia works with community leaders, parents and the media to spread the message about pedestrian safety, asking everyone to join in doubling efforts to make roads safer for kids. In addition, Safe Kids coalitions and partners around the state work to reach parents, families, caregivers, teachers and community leaders through the following programs and initiatives. Learn more…

Water Safety

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury death among children 1 to 4 years of age. Most children were being supervised by an adult just before they drowned. This is why it is important to use layers of protection. Water Safety is also a chronically under valued issue until a tragedy happens. Safe Kids has partnered with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to raise awareness of drowning and near drowning issues and to give caregivers the tools they need to help keep kids safe.


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