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Safe Kids Worldwide is teaming up with Celebrity Heroes and leading industry sponsors to facilitate involvement in the Safe Kids Day campaign which serves as a means of raising global awareness and financial support to provide resources to parents and communities that helps to save the lives of children from accidental deaths.                     It is an established fact that accidents will happen.  Kids by nature are active and inquisitive.  The goal of Safe Kids Worldwide is to harness that inquisitive nature into a means of accident prevention through education.   Safe Kids Worldwide provides parents and communities with vital information and resources that can save the lives of children globally.

Here are useful facts from Safe Kids Worldwide to keep your kids Safer in 7-
When it comes to safety for your children, you know the basics: buckle up, wear a helmet, learn to swim, look both ways. Here are some lesser-known tips to make your family even safer in 7 easy steps.

1. Tug on your kid’s car seat where the seat belt goes.
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If it moves more than 1” at the base, tighten it up.  About 73% of car seats are not installed correctly, but we can show you how to make sure your kid’s ride is safe. SafeKids.org/carseat

2Secure furniture and TVs.

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Mount flat screens and keep bulky-style TVs on a low and stable base, or recycle them.  Every two weeks, a child dies from a television or furniture tip-over. Check your house for furniture a child might try to climb and for TVs that could topple.
3. Check smoke and CO alarms monthly.
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Replace devices every 10 years. Replace batteries every year. When a young child dies from a residential fire, a smoke alarm is usually either not present or not working because of dead or missing batteries. You can’t see, taste, or smell carbon monoxide, so your family needs both types of alarms.

4. Scan your home for places kids can get into medicine. 
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It is pills in purses, vitamins on counters and medicine in daily reminder boxes that curious kids get into.  Every 8 minutes, a child goes to the ER for medicine poisoning, and almost 9 times out of 10, the medicine belongs to an adult. Look at your house from a child’s perspective to see what they can see or reach.

5. Check around your house for coin-sized button batteries.
They come in musical greeting cards, remote controls and key fobs. And of course, little kids pop them into their mouths in an instant. This happens more often than you 
might think: there are about 8 phone calls a day to poison control centers.

6.  Ask your kid’s coaches if they have had concussion or sports safety training.  
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To keep kids staying active and enjoying sports, young  athletes and coaches need to know how to stay hydrated, stretch thoroughly, use the right equipment and recognize the signs and symptoms of concussions. 

 7. Call to action: Take the Challenge and Take Action Against Distraction.  
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Distraction impacts driving, walking, bath time, just about everything. Here’s our challenge: take a month to notice times when you or your kids are distracted. Help each other remember to put down the phone (or whatever is diverting you) and focus on looking out for each other.

Are You Ready to Safe The Day?  

Here is how you can be a hero and earn a Safe Kids superhero cape of your own!  Adults, review these safety tips with your kids and get them involved as you safe your home.  Be prepared for your kids to become more aware of the rules for safety and remind others- yes, even us parents, of ways to keep safe.  

Share your progress by sending a Safe The Day email to Safe Kids Worldwide at skd@safekids.org with the details of what your kids have done to keep themselves and their families safe.  That's it!  Look forward to being contacted by Safe Kids Worldwide with more details and information.

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One winner will receive a Sanus Flat Panel TV Anti-Tip Strap

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Join Safe Kids Worldwide, parents, communities and celebrity supporters such as Nigel Baker (photo),  Drew Barrymore, Kelsey Grammer, Kate Hudson, Gwen Stefani, Sharon Stone, Mark Wahlberg and so many other supporters as they raise awareness as Safe Kids Day Celebrity Heroes.  Safe Kids Day is generously sponsored by Children’s TYLENOL® with tremendous support from the General Motors Foundation, FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, American Airlines, Tyco and other supporters

To learn more about Safe Kids Worldwide and Safe Kids Day, visit safekids.org.

Prevention is possible with education and action.  Support the cause.  Raise public awareness.  "Help make every child a safe child."

Are you ready to Safe The Day with Safe Kids Worldwide?  Share the message!


  1. Thank you for all of the safety tips! Now I know how to Safe the day!


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