Understanding misconceptions around railroad-related behavior will help you stay safe around trains and railroad tracks.
We have been working with Union Pacific Railroad to keep kids safe around trains and railroad tracks. Check out this blog from Union Pacific about three misconceptions railroaders want to clear up.
Have you ever talked to your children about how to stay safe around railroad tracks?
Tidying around the house is a great time for parents to make sure their home is safe and childproofed.
Krista Osterthaler, mom of two young ones, shares how she has learned that cleaning and tidying her home is a great time to make sure it’s a safe environment for her kids.
Here are 5 reminders to help you make Thanksgiving cooking safer for you and your family
Thanksgiving prep in many households can seem like trying to set up a well-oiled machine with everything thought through to the very minute. There are Itemized lists of ingredients and essentials, scheduled trips to the grocery store for supplies and perfectly choreographed plans when dishes need to enter and exit ovens and stoves.
In our new blog series, “5 Quick Questions with a Safe Kids Coordinator,” we are proud to introduce you to the Safe Kids Coordinators who dedicate their time and considerable talent to keeping kids safe in your community and beyond.
Our first coordinator is Kim Gray, Safe Kids Oklahoma.
Learn how a group of 4th graders is making their school zone safer through advocacy.
When Safe Kids began its pedestrian safety program with support from FedEx 20 years ago, it was called “Walk This Way.” Now, thanks to work of Safe Kids Mercer County led by St.
Safe Kids and Union Pacific have teamed up to keep kids safe around trains and railroad tracks during Rail Safety Week.
Do you cross railroad tracks regularly? Are you ever tempted to drive around a gate or walk along the tracks?
Learning how to drive from a fighter pilot in the age of “Top Gun.”
My Dad is a retired Air Force Brigadier General, and over the course of his 28-year military career he taught countless pilots how to fly fighter jets. His favorite airplane, the F-15, weighs 45,000 lbs., can fly 1,875 mph, and costs about $80 mil. And, unlike driving a car, mistakes tend to have all-or-nothing consequences. There are no minor fighter jet accidents.
Keep your kids safe while travelling to and from school.
Back to school was one of the most exciting times for me when I was younger. I was always so excited to see what a new school year would bring and the fun activities that I would get to experience with my classmates. What I would be most excited for was to get back with all of my classmates that I missed all summer long.
We love that every two years, PrevCon is different and unique – new faces, emerging issues and evolving perspectives. At the same time, we’re grateful that some things remain the same: The dedication, energy and enthusiasm that our attendees, presenters and staff bring to our conference amaze us each and every time! And PrevCon 2019 was no exception.
Learn how to keep your family during the 4th of July and year-round.
Everyone loves the Fourth of July—especially my daughter, Lily. At 4, she is finally old enough to appreciate the fireworks at our local park. I’m looking forward to seeing her face light up (quite literally) when she watches the display of bangs, bursts and sparkles.
Get the top 5 summer safety tips to consider this season.
Summer time means lots of fun and adventures. Here are five safety tips to keep your kids safe whether they’re at home, at play, or on the road.
Many families in federal housing are living in dangerous conditions.
Our mission at Safe Kids is to protect kids from preventable injury, many involving risks in the home. Parents should have the power to prevent such child injuries. Recent developments led us to take action to make sure parents have the power to protect their families when their house or apartment is under the control of the federal government.
Growing up with dyslexia can be hard but it can also be a gift.
When I was in third grade, a teacher I didn't know pulled me out of my reading class and asked, “Do you know what a learning disability is?” I shook my head back and forth. She looked me right in the eye, smiled, and said, "It's a gift. You see things differently and you learn things differently than most people, but different is good.”
The United Nations Global Road Safety Week is May 6-12, 2019. Read what we’re doing to keep kids safe on the road, all year long.
Monday, May 6, 2019 is the beginning of the United Nation’s 5th Global Road Safety Week (GRSW). This year’s theme is Leadership for Road Safety. The goal is to mobilize leaders and road safety stakeholders to take action that will help reduce deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by half by the year 2020.
Read about one family’s close call with medicine poisoning, their lessons learned and why medicine safety is now a child-proofing priority.
Any parent will tell you that those early days of child-rearing can feel like a wild journey: You do everything you can to prepare yourself, but invariably, there are surprises. A lot of them! And that’s particularly true when it comes to your child’s development.
For many parents, medicine safety is not a top priority when child-proofing their home. Learn why it’s important to keep all medicine up and out of reach, even medicine you use every day.
When parents think about child-proofing their home, many don’t consider medicine safety a top priority. The reason is that most parents believe that they are already practicing medicine safety: They “store” it up and away, in a safe location like a cabinet or closet.
Find answers here to your frequently asked questions about medicine safety.
This week’s “Ask An Expert” column helps parents with questions about child-proofing and medicine safety.
Question: My 6-month old looks like she’ll be on the move soon. I’ve already installed safety gates and cabinet locks, but when do I need to move medicine up and away?
Find answers here to your frequently asked questions about medicine safety.
Here are some questions we frequently receive about medicine safety that can help keep your family safe.
It’s that time of year again. On Sunday, March 10, the clocks go forward, the days get longer and families get an extra precious hour of daylight. Perfect for moms like me who want our kids outside playing as long as possible.
But what you may not know is that Daylight Savings is also a great time to check your smoke alarms to make sure the batteries are fresh.
After a nationwide contest and with nearly 90,000 votes by supporters, the winner of the America’s Favorite Crossing Guard contest is Chief Lyn Woolford of Ashland, MO!
We are excited to announce the winners of America’s Favorite Crossing Guard!
Lyn Woolford of Ashland, MO
One dad Takes one for the Team on Parent Pep Talk Podcast by sharing ‘humiliating’ outburst at son’s hockey practice.
When I was a 21-year-old reporter for The Washington Post, one of the first things I learned from the high school sports editor, Neil Greenberger, was that everyone has a great story. I thought about that idea while interviewing Mike Miranda for the youth sports episode of The Parent Pep Talk, which will be released today.
Make your way to becoming a pro on carbon monoxide safety with these steps.
As temperatures around the country continue to fall, gas-powered generators and heating units can provide wonderful benefits to families when used properly.
The Parent Pep Talk, Safe Kids Worldwide’s new parenting podcast, provides perspective, tips, and support.
I’ve always thought of parenting as a team sport. It works better when we can support each other, learn from each other, and understand that we’re not alone. That’s what The Parent Pep Talk podcast is all about, which you can download today on iTunes or your podcast app.
A former intern shares her experience working at Safe Kids Worldwide as the Global Network Intern.
This blog was written by Alisa Hardison, Safe Kids Global Network fall intern.
During the Fall of 2018, I worked at Safe Kids Worldwide as the Network Intern. While the work was challenging and emotional, I learned four important lessons that I will take with me wherever I go in the future.
Parents, learn a few tips to keep your kids safe while they have fun in the snow.
Whether your kids are snowboarders, figures skaters or just having fun in the snow, here are a few winter sports safety tips to keep them active, healthy and safe.
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