by Anna Wright
With the summer months here, it is important to brush up on grilling safety in order to keep you and your family safe. According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2012-2016, an average of 16,600 patients per year were admitted to the emergency room due to injuries involving grills. Children under […]Continue Reading →
Safe Kids Georgia would like to introduce you to our interns for the summer of 2018. We are very excited to have them on board!
Senior, University of Georgia, Health Promotion, May 2018
I am interested in working with unintentional injury prevention in children because I strongly […]Continue Reading →
By: Apoorva Kommajosula, Trauma Program and Safe Kids Intern
On June 1st, Safe Kids Georgia had the pleasure of visiting and touring the Georgia Poison Center (GPC) and held their coalition meeting at the Hurt building in Downtown Atlanta.
Dr. Gaylord Lopez, Director of GPC, led the tour and began by sharing the history […]Continue Reading →
by: Anna Wright, Safe Kids Intern
Did you know that if it is 80 degrees or higher in a car, the heat can rise by 19 degrees in just 10 minutes? This means that the car is now almost 100 degrees and clearly is not safe for an individual to be left in this condition. […]Continue Reading →
Safe Kids Georgia was pleased to attend the achievement ceremony with Teens in the Driver Seat® at Chattahoochee High School recognizing student leaders and staff for their efforts in traffic safety education around their campus. Students were presented with a Resolution by Georgia House of Representative, Brad Raffensperger, District 50 on Thursday, May 17th. This […]Continue Reading →
Last week, Safe Kids Georgia’s summer interns attended the Georgia Commute Schools End of the Year Wrap Up meeting. At the meeting, representatives from across the state discussed their goals for increasing community support and awareness of student commutes to school. The mission of Georgia Commute Schools is to help find a better way for children to […]Continue Reading →
Special guest post by Safe Kids Georgia Intern, Bria Jackson
“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” ― Confucius
The Safe Kids Georgia team was invited to tour Cobb County’s Safety Village which teaches its participants on how to react when faced with dangerous […]Continue Reading →
Did you know? As of 2016, there were a total of 285/100,000 deaths in the U.S. in children aged 0-19 44% of children who died from fires or burns were ages 4 and under.1 The death rate for children this age (0.73 per 100,000) is almost twice that of 5 to 9 […]Continue Reading →
You have the pigs-in-a-blanket made, the dips and chips set out, the channel set to the big game…but have you checked to make sure your TV is properly secured?
Every 45 minutes a child is treated in the ER due to a TV tipping over1. This Saturday, February 3rd, is National TV Safety Day. Strategically […]Continue Reading →