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Our newest infographic has everything you need to know about why helmets and other protective gear are so important when your kids go riding on their bikes, scooters, skates and skateboards.
40 Percent of Parents Say Children Don’t Always Wear Helmets While Riding
Today is the beginning of the United Nation’s 4th Global Road Safety Week (GRSW), a time to raise awareness about the 1.25 million people who die each year in road crashes around the world.
That’s an alarming number — but even more heart-breaking is how traffic accidents affect children and youngsters:
With the weather warming up and summer vacation getting closer, we can all expect to see our neighborhoods fill up with kids riding their bikes, roller skates, scooters and skateboards. But how many of those kids will be wearing helmets while riding? What about other protective gear like elbow and knee pads or wrist guards?
Community event celebrates pedestrian safety improvements at Inman Middle School and addresses critical need for improved safety in school zones
In this personal video testimony, Steven Kiefer shares the tragic story about his teenage son, Mitchel, who was killed when his car was hit by a distracted driver.
What an amazing week!
To raise awareness for the 500 children who die every day on the world’s roads – that’s one every three minutes – we participated in the United Nations Global Road Safety Week’s #slowdown campaign placing a special focus on how speed impacts the safety of children.
On August 1, 2014, my beloved 27-year-old son “Benjo” drowned in the Bahamas while practicing for spearfishing. Benjo was extremely adventurous, artistic, outgoing and he had a great sense of humor. He was also an accomplished athlete; a state champion alpine skier, sailing instructor and SCUBA instructor with over 1,500 logged dives. The fact that he lived on top of and underneath the water for the better part of his shortened life made his death even more incomprehensible.
Between all the prescriptions, over the counter drugs, vitamins and supplements for ourselves and our families, many of us have several bottles and boxes of medicine in our homes. It can be hard to keep track of it all, and if we have young children at home, too, that can be a recipe for disaster. As a child safety researcher, it’s part of my job to think about how medicine is stored around kids.
Poisoning is a risk children face and when it happens it is especially tragic because it can easily be prevented. Medicine can be kept up and away from kids. Cleaning and laundry supplies can be secured. Child resistant containers can be used to keep kids out of medications and substances like liquid nicotine.
But when it comes to serious risks of poisoning from lead in paint from decades ago, many parents and communities need help to protect their kids.