Celebrating Safe Kids

See Photos of The Annual Event


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.

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.

Check Out Safe Kids Child Advocacy Video

Preventable injuries are the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Every year, 8,000 U.S. families lose a child because of a preventable injury. Millions more are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.

At Safe Kids Southwest Florida, protecting our children is both our mission and an urgent call to action. Through education, advocacy, training, and hands-on demonstrations, Safe Kids supports caregivers with evidence-based data and injury prevention strategies on a variety of topics. Safe Kids also provides resources and safety devices to families in need.

Your support at any level helps keep kids safe. Become a lifesaver today.

To learn more about Safe Kids, visit SafeKidsSWFL.org or call 239-343-6199.

Preventing Injuries at Home,
at Play and On the Way


The mission of Safe Kids is to prevent unintentional injuries, the leading cause of death and disability in children. Each year, an estimated 4 million Florida children (1 out of 4), ages 14 and under, will experience injuries serious enough to require medical attention.

Safe Kids Southwest Florida, led by The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, is comprised of organizations and concerned citizens mobilized to fight the #1 killer of children, unintentional injuries.

Safe Kids Southwest Florida serves Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry  and Glades area families and communities with education and information that protects our younger population.

Safe Kids Southwest Florida, affiliated with Safe Kids Worldwide, is dedicated to raising awareness among the general public and policy makers through education, direct intervention programs and public policy initiatives. Through free events held regularly throughout the community, Safe Kids Southwest Florida has given away thousands of bicycle helmets, car seats and other safety equipment to reach thousands of children with “hands-on” safety programs.

Visit our events calendar for a link to upcoming events. See calendar here.

Please join us and learn how to keep your children injury free!


For additional information on national efforts and upcoming events hosted by Safe Kids Worldwide, as well as links to the latest product recalls, click here.



Water Safety

This recent Lee Health video on Water Sefety is vital to share in Southwest Florida! Supervision is essential!

Spread the Word

In May, Safe Kids Southwest Florida filmed a series of Public Service Announcements …

Helmets Save Lives

On May 26 in Englewood, Fl., Safe Kids Southwest hosted “Skate into Summer” for skateboarders …

Toy Safety Guide!

Here is a shopper’s checklist to the kid-friendly safe toys, and recall information here!

Teen Safety!

Resources, blogs, checklists and videos
that will give you the tools you need
to help keep your teen safe.

Take a look at Safe Kids
“Reducing Risks for the Teen Driver” report!

5 Common Car Seat Mistakes!

Important tips that will help ensure that a car seat is used and installed properly

This is problem we can fix

No parent should have to endure the loss of a child. Help us give all children the chance to grow up and become whatever they can imagine.