News from safe kids worldwide A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

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
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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...

Oct 20, 2011, 08:00 ET

Safe Kids Releases First-of-Its-Kind Halloween Research Study

Twice As Many Child Pedestrians Are Killed While Walking on Halloween New Safe Kids research shows only one third of parents talk to their...

Sep 15, 2011, 00:01 ET

New Research Shows That Parents Still Struggle With Proper Child Safety Seat Use

Safe Kids USA Invites Parents to Seat Check Events During National Child Passenger Safety Week New Safe Kids USA research shows that proper use...

Aug 29, 2011, 11:09 ET

Heat Stroke Still a Deadly Concern After Labor Day

Safe Kids Reminds Caregivers the Dangers of Unattended Children in Cars Although Labor Day signals the end of summer for many, there will still...