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 →
Last week the Safe Kids Georgia team joined New Generations Child Development Center’s Daycare Health Fair to educate children and parents about home, bike, water, poisoning, and car seat safety. New Generations Child Development is a daycare center that serves families working for Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory Healthcare, or Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, […]Continue Reading →
Safe Sleep Awareness
Some Quick Definitions1
Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID): The death of an infant younger than 1 year of age that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly. After a full investigation, these deaths may be diagnosed as suffocation, entrapment, infection, ingestion, metabolic diseases, cardiac arrhythmias, trauma, or SIDS. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): The sudden […]Continue Reading →
State Representative John Carson (R- Marietta), Chairman of the House Study Committee on Distracted Driving, recently announced the results of a new poll, which shows that nearly two-thirds of Georgia voters favor a hands-free driving law in Georgia. A total of 66.4 percent of Georgia voters support such a law, and 21.9 percent of Georgians […]Continue Reading →
FACT: Kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
The phrase “Halloween danger” usually brings to mind images of dark nights and threats of spoiled candies—but many parents are unaware of the […]Continue Reading →
National Child Passenger Safety Week — September 2017
In the United States, motor vehicle–related injuries are a leading cause of death among children (1). In 2015, a total of 663 passenger-vehicle occupants aged ≤12 years died as a result of a crash (2), and nearly 132,000 were injured (1). Among the children who died in […]Continue Reading →
Did you know?
A a new study by Safe Kids Worldwide on unintentional injuries and deaths in children under 14 found nearly half of childhood deaths happen between May and August, with a spike in the rates of unintentional injuries and deaths in July.
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On Friday, June 23, 2017, Safe Kids Georgia held their quarterly Coalition Resource Meeting at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia. The Safe Kids Georgia team and fifteen of our Safe Kids Coalitions participated. During our quarterly meeting, our coordinators were able to share beneficial information along with recent successes.
A popular […]Continue Reading →
The Safe Kids Georgia team and a few of our co-workers from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta were happy to attend and support the press conference today at the State Capitol discussing the “Look Again” Campaign urging greater awareness to protect Georgia’s youngest citizens.
For the fourth consecutive year, Governor Nathan Deal, First Lady Sandra Deal, and […]Continue Reading →