Preventing Injuries: At home at play and on the way
Preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States. Every year, 8,000 families lose a child because of a preventable injury. When a child dies, the lives of families change forever. Safe Kids Pennsylvania is part of the Safe Kids Worldwide global network dedicated to keeping kids safe from preventable childhood injury – the number one cause of death among children ages 1 to 19.
Every Child Needs Sunscreen
Whether swimming in the pool or in the ocean during vacation, everyone needs to wear sunblock. With all the sunscreens available these days, choosing the right one for your children can be tricky. However, what matters most when picking a sunscreen is how well it protects the skin from UV rays.
Be Safe During Holiday Celebrations
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission indicates that approximately 12,000 people receive treatment each year in emergency departments because of firework-related injuries. An estimated 20 percent of these treatments are for eye-related injuries.
Back to School
Whether children walk or ride their bicycle or bus to school, it is extremely important that they take proper safety precautions. Here are some tips to make sure your child safely travels to school.