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This month the Safe Kids Georgia team collaborated with our lead agency, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Injury Prevention Program (CHIPP) to host the first Baby Safety Shower. Also in partnership with the Grady Women’s Center, the purpose of the shower was to educate mothers on safe care of their newborns and to provide some select home […]Continue Reading →
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 →
It’s that time of year again! However your child chooses to get to and from school, it is important to stay safe during the journey. When it comes to safety, pedestrians, bikers, and drivers should always keep a close eye on the surrounding environment and follow traffic signals.
Did You Know? In the United States, 61 […]Continue Reading →
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 →
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 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 →
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 →
A lot of us have been feeling the wrath of cold weather recently, which makes it nearly impossible to spend time anywhere but indoors. This means keeping your home warm and cozy, which often increases the risks of a fire even if it is below freezing outside.
Safe Kids Worldwide reported that […]Continue Reading →
As the holiday season comes to a close, a lot of you are probably spending time watching the NFL playoffs on those TV’s you snagged on Black Friday. But do you ever think about those TV’s injuring the children in your home?
Safe Kids Worldwide reports that 3 in 4 adults do not properly […]Continue Reading →