Surprisingly, athletes ages 12 to 15 make up almost half of the sports-related concussions seen in the ER (47%). This is particularly disturbing because previous research showed that younger athletes, ages 13-16, take a longer time to recover from a concussion than athletes ages 18-22. The sport with the most injuries is football, which also […]Continue Reading →
Safe Kids Georgia and DECAL Child Care Services hosted a workshop Thursday, March 19, 2015 on fire safety education for Quality Rated programs and fire safety trainers. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Robert Cole, President of Fireproof Children. Dr. Cole is a national expert in fire safety education and Associate Professor at the University […]Continue Reading →
This Candy Look-A-Like is Poisoning Your Kids
Let’s face it, sometimes kids get into things that they probably shouldn’t. Today medications are the leading cause of child poisoning. Each year, more than 500,000 children under the age of five experience a potential poisoning related to medications. 9 out of 10 of these poisoning occur in […]Continue Reading →
Each year 2.4 million Americans sustain brain injuries including 475,000 children. About 75% of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). There are many ways that these injuries can be prevented, so it is crucial that we work to protect the developing brains […]Continue Reading →
Before you start whipping up some Valentine’s Day goodies, read through these cooking safety and burn prevention tips to protect yourself and your Valentines from burn injuries.
Childproof Your Electrical Outlets and Appliances
Keep appliance cords […]Continue Reading →
Home is a safe place to grow, learn, and live. Of course, accidents happen, especially as kids grow and discover new things, and that’s OK. The problem is the more serious injuries that are often completely preventable. Here you’ll learn about some things you can do to help ensure that your kids get the freedom […]Continue Reading →
Saturday, January 10th, Safe Kids Georgia was honored to be a part of the National Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety – PASS event held in Atlanta with Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Georgia taught athletes and parents who attended about proper hydration. There were a lot of surprised faces when they explained how much sugar […]Continue Reading →
Winter sporting can be fun, but make sure you know how to keep your kids safe while staying active!
The start of an exciting New Year has arrived and so has January’s winter weather. Winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and sledding can be fun, but dangerous. Falls or crashes can cause cuts and […]Continue Reading →
Safe Kids Toombs County received a grant from Amerigroup Community Care Foundation for $3200. Bonnie Brantley, Safe Kids Toombs Coordinator, advised the grant will be used to provide safe-sleep education with the intervention of a Graco Pack’n Play Portable Cribs to familes who cannot otherwise afford a safe Place for their babies to sleep.
The holiday season is one of the most exciting times of the year for everyone, but it’s also a time when kids can be at risk for injuries.
Did you know? In 2012: An estimated 192,000 children were treated in an emergency room for a toy-related injury. 3,270 children 19 and under were […]Continue Reading →
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