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Nov 14, 2019, 06:02 ET Six Essential Child-Proofing Steps Often Overlooked by Parents and Caregivers

'Tis the season for merrymaking and visiting, and as a parent or host of young children, there are some extra steps you'll want to take beyond...


Oct 02, 2019, 11:00 ET FedEx and Safe Kids Worldwide Join Local Communities to Teach Kids How to Walk Safely on International Walk to School Day

Government representatives, safety advocates and other community organizers joined Safe Kids and FedEx volunteers today at schools around the world...


Sep 23, 2019, 09:01 ET Children and Train Collisions: A Problem Parents Don't See or Hear

A new research report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide finds that a majority of parents do not consider children being hit by trains to be a...


Sep 12, 2019, 06:02 ET Parents, Your Children Are Watching You: Buckle Up - Every Person, Every Ride, Every Time

With more than 200 million drivers on U.S. roadways, and nearly 6.5 million car crashes overall in 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic...


May 20, 2019, 08:00 ET Safe Kids Worldwide and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine Collaborate to Prevent Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke

In 2018, 52 children died in hot cars, making it the deadliest year on record in the last 20 years. As warmer weather fast approaches, Safe Kids...


May 14, 2019, 00:01 ET Safe Kids Worldwide Convenes First-Ever "Children in Autonomous Vehicles" Consortium

In response to the rapid, transformational changes occurring within the automotive industry, Safe Kids Worldwide has convened a Consortium of...


Mar 14, 2019, 06:03 ET Most Parents Know to Store Medicine Safely, Yet Every Ten Minutes a Child Goes to the ER for Medicine Poisoning

A new research report, Medicine Safety: A Key Part of Child-Proofing Your Home, released today by Safe Kids Worldwide, finds that while many parents...


Feb 26, 2019, 15:45 ET Missouri's Lyn Woolford Named America's Favorite Crossing Guard

After a nationwide contest to recognize and honor local crossing guard heroes, and with nearly 90,000 votes by appreciative supporters, Safe Kids...


Oct 22, 2018, 07:02 ET Peer Advocate Urges Teens to Stay Safe Behind the Wheel

In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 21-27, 2018), Safe Kids Worldwide and Chevrolet today released an award-winning video...


Oct 17, 2018, 00:02 ET Blue Ribbon Panel: Now is the Time to Consider Child Passenger Safety in Self-Driving Vehicles

With self-driving cars poised to revolutionize America's roadways and vehicle safety, top safety experts are calling upon developers of autonomous or ...


Oct 10, 2018, 11:08 ET Safe Kids Worldwide Launches Third Annual Search for America's Favorite Crossing Guard

For the third year in a row, Safe Kids Worldwide, with support from FedEx, will launch a nationwide search to find America's Favorite Crossing Guard. ...


Sep 20, 2018, 06:02 ET About Every Five Days, a Child Dies From a Train Collision

In 2017 alone, 75 children ages 0-19 died because of a collision with a train. These collisions occur both at railroad crossings as well as when...


May 22, 2018, 06:03 ET New Childhood Drowning Study Highlights the Surprising Hazards of Open Water

As summer swimming season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend, Safe Kids Worldwide and Nationwide's Make Safe Happen program are releasing a new...


May 09, 2018, 04:02 ET North Dakota's Bob Rost, 'One of a Kind', Named America's Favorite Crossing Guard

Bob Rost, a crossing guard known for his dedication to safety, was named America's Favorite Crossing Guard today by Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx in...


Apr 25, 2018, 06:03 ET Celebrating Safe Kids Day 2018 Across The U.S.

Do you have a home fire escape plan that you've practiced with your kids? When was the last time you checked the label on your car seat to make sure...


Mar 15, 2018, 08:00 ET Every 12 Days, a Young Child Dies from Medicine Poisoning [Infographic]

Ask parents if they know it is important to store medicine out of children's reach and sight after every use and 9 out of 10 will agree. But...


Sep 14, 2017, 15:05 ET New Research Shows 64 Percent of Children in Forward-Facing Car Seats Not Protected by Top Tether

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)

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 to ...


Mar 01, 2017, 05:03 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 Guard...


Nov 21, 2016, 04:39 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 for...


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 one child every 33 seconds, parents need to be extra vigilant about...


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....