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Sep 14, 2017, 15:05 ET New Research Shows 64 Percent of Children in Forward-Facing Car Seats Not Protected by Top Tether $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

New research shows that more than half of forward-facing car seats are not used properly because of one misunderstood but essential step in...


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

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. $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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) $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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] $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 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] $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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] $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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...


Apr 05, 2016, 13:36 ET Families Around The Country Celebrate Safe Kids Day 2016 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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] $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 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? $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

 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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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? $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

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 $countyNameToPathMap.put("sp

Safe Kids Worldwide is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the General Motors Foundation and OnStar for...