Washington, D.C. (March 14, 2019)– A new research report, Medicine Safety: A Key Part of Child-Proofing Your Home, released today by Safe Kids Worldwide, finds that while many parents know to “store” their medicine in a safe location, they are not considering the many places in the home where they “keep” medicine. Unknowingly, this disconnect creates opportunities for young children to access potentially harmful medicine.
Ashland, MO – After a nationwide contest to recognize and honor local crossing guard heroes, and with nearly 90,000 votes by appreciative supporters, Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx revealed the winner of the America’s Favorite Crossing Guard contest: Chief Lyn Woolford of Ashland, MO.
Washington, D.C.– In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 21-27, 2018), Safe Kids Worldwide and Chevrolet today released an award-winning video featuring teen driver safety advocate, Kaylyn Barbour. Now paralyzed after a tragic car crash, Kaylyn is speaking out about her experience and sending a powerful message to teens about the risks of unsafe driving behaviors.
Washington, D.C.– With self-driving cars poised to revolutionize America’s roadways and vehicle safety, top safety experts are calling upon developers of autonomous or self-driving vehicles to take immediate action to protect the safety of child passengers.
Washington, DC – For the third year in a row, Safe Kids Worldwide, with support from FedEx, will launch a nationwide search to find America’s Favorite Crossing Guard. This October 10 announcement coincides with International Walk to School Day, a day where millions of children worldwide participate in events that raise awareness about safe walking and healthy behavior. The contest will build on the momentum of International Walk to School Day and celebrate the role of crossing guards in the important effort to keep children safe in and around school zones.
Washington, D.C., – In 2017 alone, 75 children ages 0-19 died because of a collision with a train. These collisions occur both at railroad crossings as well as when children walk or ride on or around railroad tracks. Rail Safety Week, observed September 23-29, aims to raise awareness and improve education about railroad safety. As part of Union Pacific Railroad’s Community Ties Giving Program, Safe Kids Worldwide launched the Start Safe Travel program to teach parents and educators the safest ways to transport children, including how to prevent railroad-related injuries.
Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2018) – As summer swimming season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend, Safe Kids Worldwide and Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen program are releasing a new report highlighting the danger of childhood drowning, with a specific focus on incidents that occur in lakes, rivers, oceans and other types of open water.
Grand Forks, ND – Bob Rost, a crossing guard known for his dedication to safety, was named America’s Favorite Crossing Guard today by Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx in a morning assembly in front of students, parents, faculty and elected officials at J Nelson Kelly Elementary School in Grand Forks, ND. Rost, when not volunteering as a crossing guard, is the sheriff of Grand Forks. Rost was selected from an impressive group of 55 outstanding crossing guards nominated from communities across the country for going above and beyond in his contributions to keeping kids safe on their way to and from school.
Washington, D.C. (April 25, 2018) – Do you have a home fire escape plan that you’ve practiced with your kids? When was the last time you checked the label on your car seat to make sure your child hasn’t outgrown it? Many parents have these kinds of tasks on their To-Do list but just can’t find the time to make them a priority. Safe Kids Day offers a perfect opportunity to turn those to-do tasks into actions—and to help keep kids safe.
Washington, D.C. – Ask parents if they know it is important to store medicine out of children’s reach and sight after every use and 9 out of 10 will agree. But accidental medicine poisoning sends a child under 6 to the emergency room every nine minutes, and every 12 days, a child dies.