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May 16, 2016, 06:03 ET New Research Confirms Parents Can Make a Difference in Reducing Their Teen's Risky Driving Behavior [Infographic]

 Every day, six teens die in a motor vehicle crash. These tragedies are often the result of inexperienced teen drivers taking risks like not...


Apr 05, 2016, 13:36 ET Families Around The Country Celebrate Safe Kids Day 2016

Safe Kids Worldwide announced today that Safe Kids Day, presented by Nationwide, will be celebrated in homes across the country and at more than...


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...


Aug 31, 2015, 06:08 ET 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...


Aug 28, 2015, 06:08 ET 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 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 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 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 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 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...


Mar 13, 2014, 06:00 ET 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 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...