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Aug 28, 2015, 06:08 ET
16 years keeping child pedestrians safe. Safe Kids Worldwide - FedEx

7 Common Ways Kids Get Hit By A Car And 7 Ways To Prevent It [interactive infographic]

 It is alarmingly common for children to get hit by a vehicle while walking. Every day, 44 children are injured; that's 16,000 kids each...

Jun 24, 2015, 06:03 ET
Liquid Laundry Packet Safety Infographic

Emerging Health Risk: Every Day More than 30 Children Get into Liquid Laundry Packets

With liquid laundry packets gaining in popularity, now used by 20 percent of U.S. households, parents need to be aware of this emerging risk for...

May 05, 2015, 17:20 ET
Mayor Muriel Bowser, students from Shepherd Elementary School, Principal Jamie Miles and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx holding the Child Declaration for Road Safety.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Safe Kids Worldwide CEO Kate Carr Join D.C. Students to Call for Safer Roads for Children

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Safe Kids Worldwide CEO Kate Carr joined students, parents and faculty...

Apr 17, 2015, 06:00 ET
Safe Kids Day

Sharon Stone, Drew Barrymore, Mark Wahlberg, Gwen Stefani, Tyler Perry, Nicole Richie, Malin Akerman, And More Support Safe Kids Day 2015

Safe Kids Worldwide announced today that annual Safe Kids Day events will be held around the country throughout April. These events, supported by...

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...

Feb 26, 2015, 03:00 ET
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New Research Reveals Parents Unaware of Hazards in the Home

With people still talking about the Nationwide Make Safe Happen Super Bowl ad that brought dramatic attention to the number one cause of childhood...

Oct 29, 2014, 08:00 ET
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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
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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
Infographic: Get the facts about teens in cars. (PRNewsFoto/Safe Kids Worldwide)

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
Quick tips to keep kids safe on Halloween from Safe Kids Worldwide.  (PRNewsFoto/Safe Kids Worldwide)

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
Keeps kids in the game. Learn how to prevent sports injuries.  (PRNewsFoto/Safe Kids Worldwide)

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
Young kids get into medications at an alarming rate. Protect yours.  (PRNewsFoto/Safe Kids Worldwide)

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,...