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Leading Experts Commit to Initiative to Focus on the Safety of Children in AVs
When I was in third grade, a teacher I didn't know pulled me out of my reading class and asked, “Do you know what a learning disability is?” I shook my head back and forth. She looked me right in the eye, smiled, and said, "It's a gift. You see things differently and you learn things differently than most people, but different is good.”
Our mission at Safe Kids is to protect kids from preventable injury, many involving risks in the home. Parents should have the power to prevent such child injuries. Recent developments led us to take action to make sure parents have the power to protect their families when their house or apartment is under the control of the federal government.
Safe Kids and its coalitions acted in the following two situations involving federal housing.
Summer time means lots of fun and adventures. Here are five safety tips to keep your kids safe whether they’re at home, at play, or on the road.
According to the USA Swimming Foundation, 70 percent of African-Americans lack basic swim skills. In an effort to change that alarming statistic, Safe Kids Worldwide teamed up with Black Kids Swim to produce a Gary on the Street video featuring African-American kids who swim competitively.
Everyone loves the Fourth of July—especially my daughter, Lily. At 4, she is finally old enough to appreciate the fireworks at our local park. I’m looking forward to seeing her face light up (quite literally) when she watches the display of bangs, bursts and sparkles. But with the “oohs” and “aahhs” there’s also a little bit of “eeeeee!” because of the potential danger fireworks pose.
I’ll be taking these five steps to heart so that my daughter, her friends, and our family has a safe and enjoyable celebration:
We love that every two years, PrevCon is different and unique – new faces, emerging issues and evolving perspectives. At the same time, we’re grateful that some things remain the same: The dedication, energy and enthusiasm that our attendees, presenters and staff bring to our conference amaze us each and every time! And PrevCon 2019 was no exception.
Our “Surprises” video shows some of the fun, and not-so-fun, ways kids surprise us, including how kids can access medicine. For parents, life is full of unexpected surprises, so be as prepared as you can, particularly when it comes to medicine safety.
Heading Back to School
Back to school was one of the most exciting times for me when I was younger. I was always so excited to see what a new school year would bring and the fun activities that I would get to experience with my classmates. What I would be most excited for was to get back with all of my classmates that I missed all summer long.