Every parent knows to keep medicine up and away from children, but kids are still getting into medicine at an alarming rate. (500,000 calls to poison control centers last year!) Medications are the leading cause of child poisoning.
On average, every three weeks a child dies from a TV tipping over. And nearly 13,000 more children are injured each year in the U.S.
Injury rates among pedestrians 16 to 19 years old are up – what’s keeping them distracted? Safe Kids Worldwide looks at the trends in “Walking Safely: A Report to the Nation” (August 2012)
Surprising findings: Many coaches and parents don’t know how much rest young athletes need from sports, how much water kids should drink during play or what the signs of concussions are.
About four busloads of kids are seen in U.S. emergency rooms EVERY DAY for medication poisoning. Learn why.
A spooky poll on parents and kids Halloween safety practices – what parents do and don’t do, and what they should and shouldn’t do.
Properly used child safety seats decrease the risk of death by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers.
This Safe Kids Worldwide national survey looks at how and what parents believe about children’s sports-related injuries, and where the knowledge gap is.
This is an in-depth research report on distracted driving in school zones conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide and its member coalitions throughout the United States.
Unintentional injury is the number one killer of children in the United States. Understanding the risks by developmental stage is important to help parents protect children from serious injury.
Every 3 weeks a child is killed from a TV tip-over. Make your home safer with these tips »
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