Julie Kenneally

Public Relations Associate

Julie came to Safe Kids from a large public affairs firm, where she perfected the basics of social media and public relations. At Safe Kids, Julie puts those skills to use by managing communications campaigns and engaging all Safe Kids channels of social media to spread Safe Kids’ message to a wider audience.

Blogs by Julie Kenneally

Do you have a new driver in the family?  It marks a time of new independence and new worries for parents.

There is sound reason for concern: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of teens, ahead of all other types of injury, violence or disease. In fact, every day, six teens are killed in a car crash.

TV Tipovers

Safe Kids Worldwide and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) are once again teaming up to help make your home safer in celebration of National TV Safety Day.

 INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY 2015

Every year, on the first Wednesday of October, schools around the world celebrate International Walk to School Day. For the past 16 years, Safe Kids has teamed up with FedEx to host events in celebration of this day to teach children how to walk to school safely. We hope your kids get to attend one of these great events. But, if they don’t, it’s still an important time to talk to them about how to walk safely. In the United States alone, 44 children are hit by a car every day. We’ve created some helpful, and fun, items below to help you teach your kids how to walk safely.

Clifford book blog

We worked with FedEx to develop a special pedestrian safety book, Clifford Takes a Walk. In the book, Clifford and his friends learn how to walk safely. In celebration of International Walk to School Day, we’re offering classrooms a chance to win 100 books for their school.

distracted walking video

It’s no secret that teens and pre-teens are often distracted by technology: texting, listening to music, playing games. This becomes a particular safety issue when students cross the street while distracted. In fact, last year alone 274 kids ages 10-19 were killed while walking. How do we get these teens to listen to safety tips? It’s definitely a challenge. We turned to the teens themselves to ask how they would do it. And that’s how the Take Action Against Distraction Contest was born.