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Safe Kids Day Presented by Nationwide

In April 2015, communities across the United States will celebrate Safe Kids Day, a day to celebrate kids, prevent injuries, and saves lives. With generous support from presenting sponsor Nationwide, as well as national sponsors Johnson & Johnson, Chevrolet, FedEx, Kidde and Tide, the Safe Kids Day campaign will raise awareness about the cause of child injury prevention – and raise the funds to support it.

In addition to our signature event in Los Angeles, Safe Kids Day will be celebrated with close to 200 events that will take place in communities across the country.

Teen driver behind the wheel

This month the National Safety Council is observing Distracted Driving Awareness Month and giving us all an important reminder of the potentially tragic consequences to driving while talking or texting. The Council is asking all drivers to stop using cell phones while they drive.

Little girl at Safe Kids Day New York

On Saturday, April 12 hundreds of families and kids of all ages swept through the Highline Stages in New York for Safe Kids Day – a day to celebrate kids, prevent injuries and save lives.

Ciara at Safe Kids Day LA 2014

On Saturday, April 5 more than 450 families and kids of all ages swept through the Lot in West Hollywood for the first ever Safe Kids Day in Los Angeles to help celebrate kids, prevent injuries and save lives.

Boy playing Baseball during Sports Safety Month

Did you know that in 2012, 1.35 million children were seen in emergency departments for a sport-related injury? And every 3 minutes, a child is seen for a sport-related concussion.

Becca and her son Thomas who was injured in a window fall

This may seem counterintuitive for a parent to even consider, but how much safety is too much? Where do we draw the line between keeping our kids safe and giving them the autonomy to explore?

The truth is, we can do both.

Safety and freedom are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they are both essential to creating an environment in which children thrive.

Becca and Thomas Cunningham

Here's the information I want every family to know. Children are falling from windows at an alarming rate – more than 3,300 kids five and under go to the emergency every year. Window falls are a completely preventable.  All windows should have window guards, child safe window stops or 4-inch window opening limiters.  We recommend Guardian Angel window guards, KidCo window stops or KidCo mesh window guards because these all meet ASTM safety standards.

Smiling Boy

From the moment our babies start to crawl, the world is a magical place filled with new adventures and discoveries. We want to create an environment where kids have the freedom to explore and discover and have fun. That means taking a few precautions around the house to minimize the risk of serious injuries.

A child properly strapped into a car seat

Sometimes we do something and have no idea what the long term consequences might be.

I took the Child Passenger Safety Certification Course in 1998. It was one of the original courses offered and I traveled all the way from Louisiana to Texas to be one of the first people to get certified to correctly install and check car seats.

Injured teen illustrates the need for concussion safety

This month the Brain Injury Association of America will mark Brain Injury Awareness Month. 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).

Medicine bottle to illustrate medication safety

Grandparents are playing a bigger role than ever before in raising their grandkids. More than 7 million grandparents in the United States live with their grandchildren, and 13 percent of grandparents are relied on to be a trusted caregiver.

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