The Safe Kids Worldwide Research Department works to ensure the scientific integrity of our organization’s childhood injury prevention efforts. Among the questions we seek to answer: What are the emerging risks to children? Are rates of injuries and deaths rising for certain dangers and falling for others? Are our programs leading to behavior change – and ultimately saving lives and preventing needless emergency room visits and hospitalizations?
Our work helps adults understand the dangers kids face as they ride in motor vehicles, walk to school and community events, swim, play sports and relax in their own homes. We explore how and why injuries happen, and identify promising practices for prevention.The information we create (primary research) or gather (secondary research) helps the staff, member countries and coalitions with their programs, advocacy, fundraising and communications.
Among the methods we use to gather data to keep kids safe are focus groups, parent and caregiver polls, observational studies and mining of existing databases. Yet no matter what methods we use, the goal of Safe Kids research is always discovering new ways for children to live and grow in a safer world.
Here is a List of Our Latest Research
- Dangerous Waters (June 2016)
- Keeping Kids Safe in and Around Water (June 2016)
- Reducing Risks for Teen Drivers (May 2016)
- The Rise of Medicine in the Home: Implications for Today's Children (March 2016)
- Car Seat Recalls: What Every Parent Needs to Know (September 2015)
- Medicine Safety for Children: An In-Depth Look at Calls to Poison Centers (March 2015)
- Report to the Nation: Protecting Children in Your Home (February 2015)
- Full list of our research reports.