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18 Apr, 2017, 12:00 ET Celebrating Safe Kids Day 2017 Across The U.S.

This spring, families everywhere are celebrating Safe Kids Day at more than 200 events across the country. Safe Kids Worldwide announced today that...


16 Mar, 2017, 06:03 ET Convenience Over Caution Sends About 4 Busloads of Children to ER Daily for Medicine Poisonings (Infographic)

With almost one call every minute to poison control centers and enough kids to fill about four school buses a day1 arriving to emergency rooms due...


01 Mar, 2017, 06:03 ET Penni Robertson, 'A Shining Light for Children', Named America's Favorite Crossing Guard

Penni Robertson, a crossing guard known for her positive attitude and unyielding commitment to the kids, was named America's Favorite Crossing...


21 Nov, 2016, 16:39 ET Boy George Selects Safe Kids Worldwide as his Charity on "The New Celebrity Apprentice" Premiering January 2 on NBC

Boy George, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and lead vocalist for the pop band Culture Club, will compete to raise money and awareness...


27 Oct, 2016, 07:32 ET New Research Uncovers Alarming Dangers in School Zones [Infographic]

A new report released today from Safe Kids Worldwide, made possible with support from FedEx®, reveals that school zones can be unsafe places for...


14 Sep, 2016, 06:07 ET Every 33 Seconds, a Child is Involved in a Car Crash

 With more than 2,600 children under 13 involved in a car crash every day, or...


29 Jun, 2016, 16:07 ET Almost 800 Kids Drown Each Year; More than Half are Under Age 5 [Infographic]

As families take to the water this summer, there is reason for extra caution: Two-thirds of fatal drownings occur each year between May and August....


29 Jun, 2016, 06:03 ET Almost 800 Kids Drown Each Year; More than Half are Under Age 5 [Infographic]

As families take to the water this summer, there is reason for extra caution: Two-thirds of fatal drownings occur each year between May and August....


27 Jun, 2016, 12:01 ET Safe Kids logo on FedEx No. 11 Toyota Camry in Sonoma race celebrating 17 years of working together

In an exciting finish to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Sonoma Raceway, Denny Hamlin drove the No. 11 FedEx Cares car to a second place finish. Safe...


18 Mar, 2016, 05:57 ET More Medicines in Your Home Mean Increased Poisoning Risks for Children [Infographic]

 The increase of medicines in the home since 1980 is staggering: Today there are three times as many prescriptions filled in the U.S. and five...


02 Feb, 2016, 13:06 ET Is Your TV Ready for the Big Game?

 Every three weeks in the United States, a child dies from a TV tipping over. That tragic statistic is why Safe Kids Worldwide and the Consumer...


26 Jan, 2016, 05:57 ET 50 Percent of Teens Admit to Crossing the Street while Distracted by a Mobile Device

 Research released by Safe Kids Worldwide, with support from FedEx, reveals 50 percent of teens admit they cross streets while reading a mobile...


23 Nov, 2015, 06:09 ET 7 Tips for Safe Holiday Travel

 The holidays can be both a joyful and stressful time of year. Families are on the go, running errands, going shopping and taking road trips to...


27 Oct, 2015, 06:08 ET 10 Easy Things You Can Do To Keep Kids Safe On Halloween

Halloween can be one of the most fun nights of the year for children across America, but for parents, it can be the most nerve-wracking as well. On...


06 Oct, 2015, 06:08 ET 5 Tips to Teach Your Kids about Walking Safely this International Walk to School Day

 Safe Kids Worldwide, FedEx and volunteers across the country are joining together with local school children to raise awareness about...


10 Sep, 2015, 12:44 ET Following Largest Car Seat Recall in U.S. History, NHTSA, Safe Kids Worldwide and Safety Advocates Urge Parents to Register Car Seats and Take Action During a Recall

In advance of National Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 13-19), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Administrator Dr. Mark Rosekind...


18 Mar, 2015, 06:00 ET Toddlers and Teens are Most At-Risk Children for Medicine Poisonings

Nearly half of the 1.34 million calls to poison centers for children each year are related to medicine. In fact, every day, there are more than...


29 Oct, 2014, 08:00 ET 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 and...


01 Oct, 2014, 08:00 ET 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...


16 Sep, 2014, 08:00 ET 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...


13 Aug, 2014, 07:00 ET 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 &...


31 Jul, 2014, 11:46 ET 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...


03 Jun, 2014, 08:00 ET 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...


29 Oct, 2013, 12:49 ET 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...


16 Sep, 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...