Water Safety Blog

As temperatures rise this summer, many families take to the water. But did you know that drowning remains one of the leading causes of preventable deaths for children in the U.S., with nearly 800 deaths each year? Help us change this and make the water a safe place for our kids to play.

Reagan Miller

Yes, my parents actually let me marry the guy who burned me. We were in high school and my future husband, John (the sweet guy he is), was cooking fried okra. The oil in the pan became too hot too fast. It went up in flames in a matter of seconds. I was standing back against the wall and could not get out of harm’s way quick enough. My right foot and leg caught on fire.

On June 1 at the Cause Marketing Forum in Chicago, Safe Kids Worldwide was recognized with the highest honor in cause marketing, the 2016 Golden Halo Award. 

Firefighter boy

How can we recognize the true heroes in our communities – our teachers, builders, inventors, scientists and firefighters?

Learning to drive is an exciting time for a teenager, and a stressful one for any and all parents. A driver’s license brings freedom and a new level of independence, but it can also bring serious risks. 

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.

Parents play a big role in keeping their teen drivers safe. Here are seven things to remember when teens are hitting the road.

Opioids are the source of a crisis across the country. Please tell your representatives that you support HR 4969.

Learn the tips to get you and your kid ready for Bike To School Day 2016 on May 4th.

Help your child with Keeping a Balance in Youth Sports Participation. 

Drew Barrymore and Jack Hanna at Safe Kids Day 2016

Celebrities, parents and hundreds of kids celebrated Safe Kids Day, presented by Nationwide, at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA on April 24th. This was just one of 224 Safe Kids Day events taking place across the United States this spring to raise awareness and funds for the programs of Safe Kids Worldwide.

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