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Amanda Knowles

Manager of Digital & Social Media

Amanda has seven years of experience in communications and marketing, both in print and online. Enthusiastic about digital media, she enjoys experimenting with new trends and innovative technologies, and is passionate about creating fun and effective user experiences online. Before coming to Safe Kids, Amanda spent five years with the Newspaper Association of America, where she was responsible for web and social media strategy.

Blogs by Amanda Knowles

baby in car set

Every 10 days, across the United States, a child dies while unattended in a hot car. It only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up and become deadly to a child inside. As summer temperatures rise, more kids are at risk – the death toll this summer has already reached 17.

July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Safe Kids is working to get the message out about the dangers of heatstroke and how to prevent these tragedies from occurring. We can prevent heatstroke with your help: Join our Thunderclap to help spread the message.

Capital Hill Sports Event

On June 25, a panel of five experts participated in sports safety briefing on Capitol Hill hosted by Safe Kids Worldwide and the Congressional Kids' Safety Caucus. 

fireworks

My family has a lot of great holiday traditions, and the 4th of July is one of the best. We all gather in a small town on the eastern shore of Maryland – one of those places that make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to an era when life was simpler.

It's Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

National Organizations for Youth Safety hosted a Twitter Chat, inviting partner organizations, parents and youth leaders to join a conversation about the state of youth traffic safety today – and what we can do to improve it.

Have a safe Memorial Day

The calendar tells us that summer starts on June 21. But for me, summer starts on Memorial Day weekend, when I join aunts, uncles and cousins at the beach to open our old family cottage for the season.