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National Bike to School Day & Global Road Safety Week
On May 7, 2019 By SafeKidsGeorgia
At Safe Kids we know there are many great reasons to ride your bike – it offers fun, freedom, and exercise, and it’s good for the environment – and we encourage kids and families to ride as much as possible.
During National Bike Month, help us spread the word about bike safety by […]Continue Reading →
Boating Safety Tips for National Safe Boating Week
On May 21, 2019 By SafeKidsGeorgia
In honor of National Safe Boating Week, here are a few tips for parents to ensure that their children are having fun in the sun while staying safe in the water!
Always have your children wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device (PFD) while on boats, around open bodies of water, or participating […]Continue Reading →
Safe Kids Georgia at the Honda Rider Education Center
On April 19, 2019 By SafeKidsGeorgia
On Friday, March 29th, Safe Kids Georgia had the pleasure of hosting their Coalition Resource Meeting alongside Mike Klumpp from ATV Ride Safe Oklahoma. The meeting was held at the Honda Rider Education Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, and it was an enlightening experience!
Mike Klumpp, a licensed ATV RiderCourse Chief Instructor at […]Continue Reading →
Top Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe on the Playground!
On April 19, 2019 By SafeKidsGeorgia
With active supervision and some basic safety tips, every day at the playground can be a walk in the park.
The Hard Facts
Falls are the most common type of playground injury, accounting for more than 75 percent of all playground-related injuries. Lack of or improper supervision is associated with approximately 45 percent of […]Continue Reading →
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
On April 16, 2019 By SafeKidsGeorgia
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month!Continue Reading →
Safe Kids Cherokee: Impact of Coalition Volunteers
On April 12, 2019 By SafeKidsGeorgia
Safe Kids Cherokee County is led by the Cherokee County Fire Department and they are dedicated to preventing injuries: at home, at play, and on the way. Some of their community partners are Northside Hospital Cherokee, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, and Corps of Engineers. Over the years this coalition has developed great partnerships […]Continue Reading →
It’s National Window Safety Week!
On April 9, 2019 By SafeKidsGeorgia
Window Safety Week in April coincides with the arrival of spring when homeowners naturally want to open the windows and let in fresh air. The goal is twofold: for families to understand the role of windows in escaping a fire or other emergency and to learn to safeguard against accidental window falls.
The […]Continue Reading →
10 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe While Playing Sports
On April 2, 2019 By SafeKidsGeorgia
Did you know that more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and under get hurt playing sports or participating in recreational activities each year? Additionally, high school athletes account for nearly 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctor visits each year!
April is National Youth Sports Safety Month, so this is an excellent time […]Continue Reading →
Coalition Spotlight: Safe Kids Cherokee County
On March 26, 2019 By SafeKidsGeorgia
This month, we are excited to share some of the sensational things going on at Safe Kids Cherokee County which is led by Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services. This Coalition has truly made an impact on the community and has a great team of Safe Kids Coordinators Chief Chad Arp, Kevin Bruce and Beth […]Continue Reading →
Top Tips to Protect Kids from Poisoning
On March 19, 2019 By SafeKidsGeorgia
Medications are the leading cause of child poisoning, and it almost always happens when a child gets into medicine during a moment alone. Babies and toddlers move through the world touching and tasting everything in reach, constantly testing their new motor skills. Many prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements look and taste like […]Continue Reading →
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