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Oct 29, 2014, 08:00 ET
Safe Kids Worldwide

Halloween Night Should Be Fun, Not Dangerous for Children

 On average, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year. But a few simple precautions for kids...

Oct 01, 2014, 08:00 ET
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New Research Finds 40 Percent of Teens Say They Have Been Hit or Nearly Hit While Walking

 New research released today from Safe Kids Worldwide revealed alarming news: 40 percent of teens have been hit or nearly hit by a car, bike or...

Sep 16, 2014, 08:00 ET
9 out of 10 parents move their child from a booster seat to seat belt alone before their child is big enough. Learn more facts in the infographic. (PRNewsFoto/Safe Kids Worldwide)

New Study Reveals 9 Out Of 10 Parents Move Their Child From Booster Seat To Seat Belt Before Their Child Is Big Enough

As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, Safe Kids Worldwide released today "Buckle Up: Booster Seats," a new study that finds an alarming...

Aug 13, 2014, 07:00 ET
One in four young athletes say it's normal to commit hard fouls and play rough to send a message during a game. Learn more facts in the infographic. (PRNewsFoto/Safe Kids Worldwide)

Can We Change the Culture of Youth Sports?

 Every day, 3,400 children sustain a sports injury severe enough to go to the emergency room. Safe Kids Worldwide, with the support of Johnson...

Jul 31, 2014, 11:46 ET
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Second Annual National Heatstroke Prevention Day Call to Action to Highlight Dangers of Children in Hot Cars

Safe Kids Worldwide is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the General Motors Foundation and OnStar for...

Jun 03, 2014, 08:00 ET
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The Number One Killer of Teens is Motor Vehicle Crashes

More teens die in motor vehicle crashes than from any other cause of death, about 2,500 per year. Fatalities are split almost equally between teen...

Mar 13, 2014, 06:00 ET
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Every 8 Minutes a Child goes to an Emergency Room for Medicine Poisoning

Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report identifying new insights into why kids are getting into medicine nearly 500,000 times per...

Jan 28, 2014, 09:00 ET

Super Bowl Prep Tip: Check Your TV for Safety

 Every 45 minutes here in the United States, a child is rushed to the emergency room for injuries caused by televisions that are not...

Oct 29, 2013, 12:49 ET
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Halloween Should Be a Fun, Not Dangerous Night for Children

Children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day Halloween might be scary for different reasons...

Sep 16, 2013, 10:20 ET

Study Finds 1 In 4 Parents Have Driven Without Buckling Up Children

 As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21), Safe Kids Worldwide today released "Buckle Up: Every Ride, Every Time," a...

Aug 27, 2013, 09:28 ET

1 in 5 High School Students Crosses the Street While Distracted by Technology

One in five high school students and one in eight middle school students crosses the street while distracted, according to a new research report...

Aug 06, 2013, 13:55 ET
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1.35 Million Children Seen in Emergency Rooms for Sports-Related Injuries

 Every 25 seconds, or 1.35 million times a year, a young athlete suffers a sports injury severe enough to go to the emergency room, according...

May 14, 2013, 10:00 ET

Safe Kids Worldwide Announces May 18 As "Safe Kids Day"

 Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, today announced that May 18 will be known...

Mar 20, 2013, 12:35 ET
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500,000 Times Each Year a Child gets into Medicine or gets the Wrong Dose

Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report that found kids are getting into medicine at an alarming rate. Every minute of every day,...

Dec 13, 2012, 09:47 ET

One Child Dies Every Three Weeks from a TV Tipping Over

 A new report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide and SANUS revealed that every three weeks, a child dies from a television tipping over and...

Aug 09, 2012, 16:40 ET

Safe Kids Worldwide Issues National Alert

A five-month-old boy from Tennessee was the eighth child to die from heatstroke in a vehicle in the past seven days, bringing this year's total...

Apr 24, 2012, 09:48 ET
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New Research Reveals One Third of Young Athletes Sidelined Due to Preventable Injuries

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  In a new study released today, parents report 1 in 3 children who play team sports sustain...

Apr 17, 2012, 10:26 ET

Children Alone in Vehicles Can Quickly Lead to Tragedy

Safe Kids Worldwide Urges Citizens to "ACT" to Avoid Heat Stroke-Related Deaths  Every year, children die of hyperthermia, also known as...

Mar 20, 2012, 16:21 ET

New Research Reveals Medications Are the Leading Cause of Accidental Poisoning Deaths Among Children Today

Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report that found while the death rate among children from poisoning has been cut in half since...

Nov 07, 2011, 07:00 ET

Safe Kids Launches Awards Program for Child Heat Stroke Prevention

"Badge of Courage" Recognizes Officials and Private Citizens Safe Kids USA today announced a new recognition program for emergency and public...