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Julie Kenneally

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

“I think kids are amazing. They have so much potential and I love working for an organization that works every day to help ensure that kids can grow up and become whatever they can imagine.”

Julie joined Safe Kids after gaining extensive experience in communications at public, private and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C. In her role as Communications Manager, Julie is responsible for the strategy and implementation of comprehensive communications campaigns. She is guides traditional and social media outreach to ensure that critical safety messages reach as many parents and families as possible. Julie graduated from Elon University and completed her Master’s of Science at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland. She lives in Arlington, VA with her Shiba Inu dog, Gunner. Look him up on Instagram @snob_dog_. 

Teen Driver Safety

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.

global road safety blog

Every day around the world, more than 500 children lose their lives in traffic crashes. Tens of thousands are injured, sometimes suffering lifelong disabilities. Not only are children at high risk in vehicles, on bicycles, and on motorcycles, they are vulnerable as pedestrians and are often injured or killed in the simple act of walking to school.

Back to school

Back to school safety tips to help your child learn how to walk safely.

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 2016

Celebrate International Walk to School Day (Oct 5). We’ve created some helpful, and fun items 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.

earth day 2015

To celebrate Earth Day (April 22), Safe Kids Worldwide and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® are teaming up to teach families the importance of recycling older TVs. It is the perfect time to take this simple step to help protect the Earth and kids.

heatstroke blog 2015

Heatstroke is a condition that occurs when the body isn’t able to cool itself quickly enough and the body temperature rises to dangerous levels. Children are at great risk for heatstroke because a child’s body heats up three to five times faster than an adult’s. When the internal body temperature reaches 104 degrees, children’s organs start to shut down. And when it reaches 107 degrees, the child can die.

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