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Safe Kids has worked to promote public policies for child safety and our efforts show that changing attitudes and policies can save countless lives.
When someone turns on the ignition of a car while under the influence of alcohol, all of us are at risk. That is especially true for kids who are along for the ride in a passenger seat, and others who share the roads with drivers.
Safe Kids and program sponsor General Motors are joining together for an opportunity for high school students who reside in an area with a local Safe Kids coalition. The Take it From a Teen video challenge is a chance for teens to share their wisdom on safe driving and passenger practices from the first time their parents turned their car seat forward facing. Plus, teens could win $100 or even $1,000!
The teen applicant will create a 60-second video that answers one of the following questions:
Parents play an important role in their child’s safety while riding in the car. Children learn how to behave by observing their parents: if parents don’t use seat belts in the car, their kids probably won’t either.
Once kids take their first steps, they can't wait to keep going. But when it comes to walking to the park or school along roads, it can be a challenge for kids to safely get to where they need to go.
This week marks the second annual United Nations Global Road Safety Week and an important opportunity to highlight how to keep kids safe on roads.
This May is the second year that Safe Kids Worldwide is observing Child Passenger Safety Technician Month by encouraging CPST instructors to reach out to healthcare professionals in their communities about the opportunity to become CPSTs.
Thanks to Safe Kids Worldwide and State Farm, I have the opportunity to travel across the country assisting technical updates for CPSTs. I see firsthand how partnerships with healthcare professionals really do make a difference.
More than 500 safety professionals from 25 countries and nearly every U.S. state gathered at the 2015 Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (PREVCON) on July 29 - August 1 to explore innovative new ideas and strategies to protect children from preventable injuries.
Here are some highlights.
Honoring Safety Heroes
A highpoint of the convention was honoring those who have demonstrated outstanding support for our cause.
You can affect how leaders approach important issues relating to child safety issues.
A day to take action to keep kids safe