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 […]

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The Georgia Trauma Foundation and the Georgia Society of the American College Surgeons invite you to join them at the Georgia State Capitol for Trauma Awareness Day in Georgia!

Wednesday, February 14th
Georgia State Capitol

Schedule of Events
9:00am – 10:00am

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Be Seen on Halloween

On October 23, 2017 By

Halloween Safety

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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/2u2h9xe

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