Summer is here, and families everywhere are packing up their sunscreen and towels and heading to the pool in order to cool off. Pools are a great spot for families to relax and have fun, but they can also be dangerous. Drowning is the number one cause of injury-related death among children between 1 and […]Continue Reading →
Babies and young kids can sometimes sleep so peacefully that we forget they are even there. It can also be tempting to leave a baby alone in a car while we quickly run into the store. The problem is that leaving a child alone in a car can lead to serious injury or death from […]Continue Reading →
Summer is quickly approaching and temperatures are starting to rise. Did you know that every 10 days in the United States a child dies due to hyperthermia (heatstroke) induced by being left in a hot car?
High temperatures do not need to be the only concern; mild temperatures can also pose a high threat […]Continue Reading →
Warmer weather is upon us and many Georgia families hit the road for fun in the sun. To combat the common uptick in roadway fatalities Safe Kids Forsyth County and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety planned an educational tour across Forsyth County May 7-10. The agency and approximately 100 volunteers from 20 statewide organizations […]Continue Reading →
May is the perfect time for enjoying the outdoors and bike riding with your family. Riding a bike is a great way to get kids outside and encourage them to stay active, but without precautions in place, it can be a cause of serious injury.
Did you know that every two minutes, a child […]Continue Reading →
Safe Kids Gainesville’s Safe Kids Week event at Fair Street Elementary. The theme was Water Safety “Super Heroes Don’t Float…but Life Jackets do!” and there were five different stations visited by all 2nd and 3rd graders: Poison Safety, Water Safety, Sports Safety, Fire Safety, and Safety on the Road. There were approximately 300 children in […]Continue Reading →
Safe Kids Georgia held an ATV Safety Training on April 7 in Macon, GA for Safe Kids coordinators. Safe Kids, with assistance from an Emory University intern, developed an ATV Safety Program using evidence-based materials created by Arkansas Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention Center, The National 4-H, and the ATV Safety Institute. Mike Klumpp, an ATV […]Continue Reading →
Make Poison Prevention a Priority
Kids are naturally curious- getting into cabinets, drawers, really anything can spark their interest. We normally want to foster a child’s curiosity, but when it comes to safety we don’t want to take any risks. There are many ways for kids to be exposed to poisons in the home, with […]Continue Reading →
As hard as it is to believe with last week’s snow storm, spring is just around the corner. That means kids will be breaking free of the indoors for some much needed sunshine and fresh air. With the beginning of spring comes the start of soccer, softball, lacrosse and other sports seasons. Kids will also […]Continue Reading →