While drowning in swimming pools gets significant attention, the fact is that more children and teens fatally drown in lakes, rivers, oceans, reservoirs and other types of open water. According to a new research report from Safe Kids Worldwide and Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen program, it’s important to be aware of, and talk to your children […]Continue Reading →
On Thursday, July 12th Safe Kids Georgia attended the MedKids camp at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston to bring awareness to the middle schoolers in attendance about the importance of being safe while they have fun this summer! The Safe Kids Summer Interns broke the ice by playing Musical Chairs with a safety twist. […]Continue Reading →
Young children are explorers, and as they develop, they often learn by touch and by putting things into their mouths. Liquid laundry detergent packets are designed to dissolve in water. When they come in contact with wet hands or mouths, they start to dissolve and might release the concentrated liquid. We want to keep kids […]Continue Reading →
On Wednesday, June 27th, Safe Kids Georgia attended the 2018 Georgia Fire Safety Symposium at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. The Symposium was an educational forum where new and modern techniques were taught that are required in the responsibilities of the Office of Commissioner of Insurance relating to engineering/building inspections, hazardous materials inspections, and […]Continue Reading →
With summer months here, families hike the path less traveled with their backpacks, sleeping bags and tents to sleep under the stars. While this is a fun and adventurous experience, camping can pose some harm to your children and family. It is important to be aware of your surroundings and do some research before hitting the […]Continue Reading →
Safe Kids Cherokee County hosted Safety Town, a camp that educates young students on various safety measures. Since 2002, the summer camp averages 240 five-years-olds and educates kids on water, animal, poison, bus, bicycle, car, pedestrian and stranger safety. The summer camp is held at a local elementary school and led by the Program Director, […]Continue Reading →
Leave Fireworks to the Professionals The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals. If you plan to use fireworks, make sure they are legal in your area. Be Extra Careful With Sparklers Little arms are too […]Continue Reading →
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 →