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Safe Kids is dedicated solely to preventing unintentional childhood injury.

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    Safe Sleep Awareness

    Some Quick Definitions1

    Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID): The death of an infant younger than 1 year of age that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly. After a full investigation, these deaths may be diagnosed as suffocation, entrapment, infection, ingestion, metabolic diseases, cardiac arrhythmias, trauma, or SIDS. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): The sudden [...]

    The post Keeping Kids Safe Starts at Home: Safe Sleep Awareness and Laundry Room Safety Tips appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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    Last week the Safe Kids Georgia team joined New Generations Child Development Center’s Daycare Health Fair to educate children and parents about home, bike, water, poisoning, and car seat safety. New Generations Child Development is a daycare center that serves families working for Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory Healthcare, or Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, [...]

    The post Safe Kids Georgia Joins New Generations Child Development Center for Health Fair appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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    You have the pigs-in-a-blanket made, the dips and chips set out, the channel set to the big game…but have you checked to make sure your TV is properly secured?

    Every 45 minutes a child is treated in the ER due to a TV tipping over1. This Saturday, February 3rd, is National TV Safety Day. Strategically [...]

    The post National TV Safety Day is February 3rd: Keep your home safe this Super Bowl Sunday appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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    Did you know? As of 2016, there were a total of 285/100,000 deaths in the U.S. in children aged 0-19 44% of children who died from fires or burns were ages 4 and under.1 The death rate for children this age (0.73 per 100,000) is almost twice that of 5 to 9 [...]

    The post National Burn Awareness Week 2018: Fires and burns are the 5th leading cause of injury-related death to children in the Unites States appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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    The Georgia Trauma Foundation and the Georgia Society of the American College Surgeons invite you to join them at the Georgia State Capitol for Trauma Awareness Day in Georgia!

    Wednesday, February 14th
    Georgia State Capitol

    Schedule of Events
    9:00am – 10:00am
    [...]

    The post 2018 Trauma Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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    Special guest post by Safe Kids Georgia Intern, Bria Jackson

    “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” ― Confucius

    The Safe Kids Georgia team was invited to tour Cobb County’s Safety Village which teaches its participants on how to react when faced with dangerous [...]

    The post Experience Cobb County Safety Village appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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    by: Anna Wright, Safe Kids Intern

    Did you know that if it is 80 degrees or higher in a car, the heat can rise by 19 degrees in just 10 minutes? This means that the car is now almost 100 degrees and clearly is not safe for an individual to be left in this condition. [...]

    The post Look Again campaign 2018: Heatstroke Safety appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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    By: Apoorva Kommajosula, Trauma Program and Safe Kids Intern

    On June 1st, Safe Kids Georgia had the pleasure of visiting and touring the Georgia Poison Center (GPC) and held their coalition meeting at the Hurt building in Downtown Atlanta.

    Dr. Gaylord Lopez, Director of GPC, led the tour and began by sharing the history [...]

    The post Safe Kids at the Georgia Poison Center appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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     Safe Kids Georgia would like to introduce you to our interns for the summer of 2018. We are very excited to have them on board!

    Anna Wright

    Senior, University of Georgia, Health Promotion, May 2018

    I am interested in working with unintentional injury prevention in children because I strongly [...]

    The post Meet the Interns: Summer 2018 appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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  • 06/25/18--05:40: Summer Grilling Safety
  • by Anna Wright

    With the summer months here, it is important to brush up on grilling safety in order to keep you and your family safe. According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2012-2016, an average of 16,600 patients per year were admitted to the emergency room due to injuries involving grills. Children under [...]

    The post Summer Grilling Safety appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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    Leave Fireworks to the Professionals The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals. If you plan to use fireworks, make sure they are legal in your area. Be Extra Careful With Sparklers Little arms are too [...]

    The post Firework Safety Tips for this July 4th appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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    Safe Kids Cherokee County hosted Safety Town, a camp that educates young students on various safety measures. Since 2002, the summer camp averages 240 five-years-olds and educates kids on water, animal, poison, bus, bicycle, car, pedestrian and stranger safety. The summer camp is held at a local elementary school and led by the Program Director, [...]

    The post Safety Town with Safe Kids Cherokee County appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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  • 07/10/18--05:00: Summer Camping Safety
  • With summer months here, families hike the path less traveled with their backpacks, sleeping bags and tents to sleep under the stars. While this is a fun and adventurous experience, camping can pose some harm to your children and family. It is important to be aware of your surroundings and do some research before hitting the [...]

    The post Summer Camping Safety appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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    On Wednesday, June 27th, Safe Kids Georgia attended the 2018 Georgia Fire Safety Symposium at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. The Symposium was an educational forum where new and modern techniques were taught that are required in the responsibilities of the Office of Commissioner of Insurance relating to engineering/building inspections, hazardous materials inspections, and [...]

    The post Georgia Fire Safety Symposium 2018 appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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    Young children are explorers, and as they develop, they often learn by touch and by putting things into their mouths. Liquid laundry detergent packets are designed to dissolve in water. When they come in contact with wet hands or mouths, they start to dissolve and might release the concentrated liquid. We want to keep kids [...]

    The post Laundry Detergent Packet Safety appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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    On Thursday, July 12th Safe Kids Georgia attended the MedKids camp at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston to bring awareness to the middle schoolers in attendance about the importance of being safe while they have fun this summer!  The Safe Kids Summer Interns broke the ice by playing Musical Chairs with a safety twist. [...]

    The post Safe Kids Georgia at MedKids 2018 appeared first on Safe Kids Georgia.


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