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Gary Karton

Director of Communications

“Parenting is a tough job, and it’s great to work for an organization that is helping parents understand that they’re not alone when it comes to keeping their kids safe.”

Gary started his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the last 17 years working in the world of nonprofits to help children and families. He brings that same passion to Safe Kids, creating messages for a variety of audiences to ensure that more kids can explore, have fun and still stay safe.. He is also an author of a recent children's book, Brady Boondoggle: The Last Akaway.


Blogs by Gary

How my mother-in-law inspired an adventure series.
Teen Driver Image
Resources for talking with your teen.
Every dad should change the diapers.
Was my wife, Dixie, helping me or suckering me? It’s a debate that goes on to this day, but regardless of the answer, I stand behind the following advice for every new dad: Change every diaper.