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Recognition Highlights Vital Contributions Crossing Guards Make Every Day to Keep Kids Safe
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.
It’s that time of year again. The clocks go forward, the days get longer and families get an extra precious hour of daylight. Daylight Savings is also a great time to check your smoke alarms. Here’s why:
Did you know that having a working smoke alarm doubles your chances of surviving a fire?
For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside every sleeping area and in every bedroom. Smoke alarms should be mounted high on walls or ceilings and tested monthly.
A new report from Safe Kids Worldwide, Medicine Safety: A Key Part of Child-Proofing Your Home, reveals why kids still get into medicine when parents know to store it safely.
Our new infographic reveals facts about medicine safety and how to keep kids safe around medicine.
Our new poster alerts parents to know all the places in the home where they keep medicine and to make sure all medicine is up and away, out of children’s reach and sight.
This week’s “Ask An Expert” column helps parents with questions about child-proofing and medicine safety.
Question: My 6-month old looks like she’ll be on the move soon. I’ve already installed safety gates and cabinet locks, but when do I need to move medicine up and away?
Answer: It’s amazing to see how quickly a little newborn becomes an active, curious child! Parents delight in their baby’s growth and development, and sometimes it happens at a surprising and unpredictable pace.
Here are some questions we frequently receive about medicine safety that can help keep your family safe.
When parents think about child-proofing their home, many don’t consider medicine safety a top priority. The reason is that most parents believe that they are already practicing medicine safety: They “store” it up and away, in a safe location like a cabinet or closet. But here’s the problem: A lot of parents aren’t thinking about the other places -- the many convenient locations like purses, nightstands and counters – where they “keep” more frequently used medicine.
Most Parents Know to Store Medicine Safely, Yet Every Ten Minutes a Child
Goes to the ER for Medicine Poisoning
Washington, D.C. – 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.
Nearly 9 in 10 parents agree that it’s important to store medicine up high and out of reach of children after every use, but nearly 7 in 10 report that they aren’t actually doing so. Watch our new video, made with the support of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.