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The USA excels as a world leader in so many ways—just look at how our athletes are doing in Rio De Janeiro. We know that we are not gold, silver or bronze at everything, but that makes us even more determined to do better.
One of the areas where we can perform better is protecting kids on the move, in cars and on the road. If you think we’re at the gold medal level, here’s a pop quiz: which country has performed better in improving its road crash death rate: Slovenia or the U.S.? How about Spain or our country?
I was prepared. Really, I was. I'd read the new parent booklet and leafed through the (very thick) folder of forms, instructions, and guidelines sent in advance to every new family at the school.
And I was following along at the new parent orientation. They lost me with the details about the two different uniforms (now, even a year later, I can't remember if white socks are a fall/spring thing or a winter thing.)
But I admit, when they hauled out the 5’x7’diagram about carpool traffic flows, my hands started to sweat.
Child Passenger Safety Week is September 18-24, but at Safe Kids we’re celebrating all month long.
It’s so important to make sure your child is riding as safely as possible in the car that we’re hosting more than 500 community car seat safety checkup events throughout the month of September. Find an event in your area by clicking here: Events are updated weekly.
With the calendar flipping to September, it’s just about time to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall. But before we watch the leaves turn and see stores offer pumpkin spice everything, we still get to celebrate Labor Day weekend! Here are a few tips to help you and your family have a safe and fun holiday weekend.
Coming from Southern California, I started my journey as a Safe Kids intern in D.C in June. One of the things that surprised me was how the city’s streets felt almost like a ballet with pedestrians, cars, trucks, buses and bicyclists (and people mounting their bikes on the front of buses) weaving in and out around each other.
Every 33 seconds, a child in the United States is involved in a car crash. That’s a scary statistic. Worse yet, more than a third of kids who died in crashes were completely unrestrained: no car seat, no seat belt, nothing. To help parents and the people they entrust to take care of their kids and get answers to their car seat questions, Safe Kids Worldwide created the Ultimate Car Seat Guide.
New Help for Parents to Protect Kids on the Move: The Ultimate Car Seat Guide
What happens when you bring together injury professionals from more than 30 countries? There is an electric and inspirational exchange of ideas that can change the world.
The Safe Kids Worldwide network of member countries gathered in Finland today in advance of the 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. It is a delight to see old friends who have been working together for years, and new members joining us for the first time.
Every year, on the first Wednesday of October, schools around the world celebrate International Walk to School Day. For the past 16 years, Safe Kids has teamed up with FedEx to host events in celebration of this day to teach children how to walk to school safely. We hope your kids get to attend one of these great events. But, if they don’t, it’s still an important time to talk to them about how to walk safely. In the United States alone, 44 children are hit by a car every day. We’ve created some helpful, and fun, items below to help you teach your kids how to walk safely.