With summertime here, more people spend time at the beach and areas of open water. While there are many fun activities that kids can take part in during this time, it is important to stay safe.
Parents should actively supervise their children when they are around bodies of water, whether […]Continue Reading →
The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) is a promotional event designed to raise awareness of the importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. According to the World Health Organization, drowning is one of the top five causes of death in people ages 1 to 14, but it is preventable. Swimming lessons are […]Continue Reading →
Drowning is the #1 cause of injury-related death among children between 1 and 4 years old.Continue Reading →
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 →
While drowning in swimming pools gets significant attention, the fact is that more children and teens fatally drown in lakes, rivers, oceans, reservoirs and other types of open water. According to a new research report from Safe Kids Worldwide and Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen program, it’s important to be aware of, and talk to your children […]Continue Reading →
What a great morning we had with a group of passionate people and organizations throughout the state of Georgia concerned about the health and safety of children! Today, we had the pleasure of meeting Sandra Deal and representatives from The ZAC Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Georgia Department of Natural […]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 →
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 →
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 →