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May 10, 2017, 06:03 ET Nearly 50 Children Visit Emergency Departments Every Hour Due to Injuries on Bikes, Scooters, Skates and Skateboards (Infographic)

As children across the country take part in National Bike to School Day (May 10), a new report from Safe Kids Worldwide and Nationwide's Make Safe...


Apr 18, 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...


Mar 16, 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...


Mar 01, 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...


Nov 21, 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...


Oct 27, 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...


Sep 14, 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...


Jun 29, 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....


Jun 29, 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....


Jun 27, 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...


Mar 18, 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...


Feb 02, 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...


Jan 26, 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...


Nov 23, 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...


Oct 27, 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...


Oct 06, 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...


Sep 10, 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...


Mar 18, 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...


Oct 29, 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...


Oct 01, 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...


Sep 16, 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...


Aug 13, 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 &...


Jul 31, 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...


Jun 03, 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...


Oct 29, 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...