Learning to drive is an exciting time for a teenager, and a stressful one for any and all parents. A driver’s license brings freedom and a new level of independence, but it can also bring serious risks.
Every nine minutes a child is seen in an emergency room for medicine poisoning. And in almost half of those visits (48 percent), a child got into a grandparent’s medicine. Not that parents are off the hook — 38 percent of the visits were due to a child getting into a parent’s medicine. But let’s look at why this message is important for grandparents.
Meet Buddy Teevens, the Dartmouth football coach, who made the news this week for his policy of outlawing tackling in practice. That's right, for the last six years, no Dartmouth football player has tackled another Dartmouth football player in practice. Ever.
What's the safest way for kids to get to school? I'll give you one guess: it's big, bright yellow, structurally sound, has eight lights and a STOP arm. That's right - it's a school bus. Still, there are ways to make the school bus ride even safer.
On this World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2015, we pause for a moment to remember the millions of people who have lost their lives around the globe in road collisions. Here at Safe Kids Worldwide, we remember all road traffic victims, but we pay special tribute to the more than 180,000 children who lose their lives every year in vehicles, as pedestrians, as bicyclists, and on motorcycles. For children, road traffic deaths are a true health epidemic, ranking as the number one cause of death for those between the ages of 5 and 19, both in the United States and around the world.
Today is International Walk to School Day, a day when we’re all focused on making sure our kids get to school safely. It’s become bigger and bigger each year – and with good reason, since road traffic injuries are the number one killer of kids ages 5 to 19 in the U.S. and around the world. Now, just in time for Walk to School Day, the United Nations did something that’s incredibly important for our children – and for all of us. For the first time, the UN approved worldwide goals that include targets for reducing deaths and injuries on our roads!