Last year, more than six million car seats were recalled. Was your car seat one of them? And if so, have you made the repair?
Tasked with the awesome responsibility of providing the resources and expertise to help maintain public safety, health care professionals, safety advocates and Certified Passenger Safety Technicians can quickly and easily find information including Safe Kids research and statistics, unintentional injury fact sheets and position statements on critical injury risks including the following:
Safe Kids Worldwide has developed a series of position statements that offer guidance on safety areas where there may be conflicting opinions.
- Children and Firearms
- Children Riding in the Front Seat of a Vehicle
- Children Riding Rear-Facing in Vehicles
- Crib Bumpers
- Kids and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
- Kids and Fireworks
- Kids Riding Bikes Alone
- Sharing a Bed or Sleep Environment with a Child
- The Safest Setting for Home Hot Water Heaters
- Transporting Children Safely While Shopping
- Use of Jogging Strollers and Child Bike Seats and Trailers
- Used Children’s Products
Here you can find educational tip sheet flyers/brochures that you can print:
- Basic car seat safety (English)
- Basic car seat safety (Spanish)
- Bike and wheels safety
- Burn prevention
- Children in and around cars
- Child passenger safety – Kids can live with it
- Child passenger safety – Kids can live with it (español/spanish)
- Fall prevention
- Fire safety for grandparents
- Fire safety
- Home safety
- Pedestrian safety
- Poison prevention
- Water safety
Safety professionals, health professionals and parents rely on Safe Kids research to assess and improve child safety efforts. A National Survey of Parents’ Attitudes and Self-Reported Behaviors Concerning Sports Safety (2011) is our most current report.
To download a copy, click here.
Safe Kids Worldwide has designed comprehensive resources for parents, educators and safety professionals on the dangers of hypothermia and prevention strategies. Click here for more information.
New members are always welcome to join Safe Kids Southwest Florida! To learn how you can become involved, to serve in Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry Counties, call 239-343-6199 or e-mail Sally.Kreuscher@LeeHealth.org.
The program certifies individuals as child passenger safety technicians and instructors. Tens of thousands of individuals have been certified since the program began in 1997.
For information on how to become a Certified Passenger Safety Technician through Safe Kids Southwest Florida, call 239-343-6199 or e-mail Sally.Kreuscher@LeeHealth.org.
Child Passenger – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14, due in large part to the non-use or improper use of child safety seats and seat belts.
Pedestrian and Bike Safety – Policies that increase the number of people walking and bicycling appears to be an effective method for improving the safety of people walking and bicycling.
Burn Prevention – Most burn injuries can be prevented by making a few easy modifications to your home and teaching your family what to do in case of a fire emergency.
Hyperthermia Prevention – Did you know that a child’s body heats up 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s? It only takes a few short minutes before a child can become dangerously overheated.
Drowning Prevention – Safe Kids Southwest Florida is committed to educating parents about water safety. There is absolutely no substitute for adult supervision, but additional layers of protection are recommended.