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Drew Barrymore and Jack Hanna at Safe Kids Day 2016

Celebrities, parents and hundreds of kids celebrated Safe Kids Day, presented by Nationwide, at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA on April 24th. This was just one of 224 Safe Kids Day events taking place across the United States this spring to raise awareness and funds for the programs of Safe Kids Worldwide.

Learn how the team at Safe Kids Tulsa is helping to keep kids safe around medicine.

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.

According to the family historian, I was not to be trusted.

At age two, I had been left alone for about a minute when I was discovered sitting in my parents' bedroom with a bottle of aspirin -- cap off, bottle upended, contents strewn about. (Clever girl!)

For more than 12 years, Safe Kids Northeast Florida has been keeping kids safe by finding creative solutions to reach families with the information they need most. One example is their medication safety program. 

Medication Safety Blog

The equivalent of about four school busloads of kids arrive at emergency rooms in the U.S. every day because a child accidentally got into medicine. That’s more than 59,000 kids each year. What can parents do? We have answers.

Dartmouth Head Coach Buddy Teevens

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.

Evenflo Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats

Did you hear? Evenflo Company, Inc. just announced that they are recalling more than 56,000 Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats. The booster seat is being recalled because the child can loosen the seat's harness, while in the car seat, which could lead to an increased risk of injury to the child in the event of a crash.

#Dayitforward

What will you do with an extra 24 hours? Leap Day only happens once every four years, and this year we are supporting our partner Chevrolet in the “Day it Forward” campaign.

Car Seat Guidance From One CPS Tech to Another

Parents learn of car seat information through a variety of trusted sources. The information may or may not reflect best practice but can grab attention because it sounds so easy to do and uses simple language. Safe Kids CPS  Training Manager and Technical Advisor Lorrie Walker weighs in on the matter. 

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