Safe Kids Northeast Florida 

 
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Safe Kids Northeast Florida, a local coalition of Safe Kids Worldwide, and led by the PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital , was founded in 2003. Funding is provided by Wolfson Children's, along with grants from Safe Kids Worldwide, and public and private contributors.

Our mission brings together local organizations to promote pediatric injury prevention, and offer programs to prevent accidental injuries to children ages 19 and under.

About Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 19 and under. For more information visit the Safe Kids Worldwide Web site.

Safe Kids Northeast Florida/Wolfson Children's Hospital
Cynthia Dennis, Coordinator
Phone: 904.202.4302
E-mail: Cynthia.Dennis@bmcjax.com

News and Events

Child Passenger Safety Week
September 14-20, 2014
Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 14-20 - Join us for one of many activities throughout Northeast Florida to promote the safety of children while riding in vehicles. For a location near you, see this schedule of events.

Watch a news story on the importance of a booster seat in protecting your child

It is important to understand the best way to transport your child inside a vehicle. To help we offer some guidelines to follow. Car Seat, Booster Seat Or Seat Belt: Where Does Your Kid Fit?

Booster Seat Saturday
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Booster Seat Saturday - to culminate our celebration of Child Passenger Safety Week, free booster seats and education will be provided by APPOINTMENT ONLY for families with children who have outgrown their forward facing car seat but are not yet big enough for a seatbelt alone. Child must be present to be weighed and measured, and must weigh at least 40 pounds. Read this flier for more details and the number to call for an appointment or questions.

Never Leave A Child Alone in a Car

The temperature inside a car parked outside in the summer can reach more than 140 degrees. Never leave a child alone in a car. Safe Kids reminds parents and caregivers how to prevent the tragedy of children being trapped in a hot car. Click here for more information.

Child Car Seat Safety Checks

Safe Kids Northeast Florida and THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children's Hospital, offer a weekly Safe Kids Buckle Up inspection station featuring free car seat and booster seat installation checks by certified child passenger safety technicians. For an appointment, call 202.4302. Click here for a flier with full details.

And here is a great reference document for parents -- Car Seat Checkup: Top 5 Things to Do

Here is a Web resource for information on "Is Your Child In The Right Car Seat?" (safercar.gov)

Before you buy it, make sure it’s safe

Countless toys will be purchased and given to children soon – parents, take some time and learn some toy safety guidelines to ensure your little ones are protected from potential harm from dangerous toys or toy parts.

Safe Kids is glad to provide you with this brochure on toy safety tips.

You can get Safety Guides for Toys from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The important of learning now what to consider for a toy for your child are these facts; 262,300 children in the US were treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries in 2011, 45 percent of the toy-related injuries were to the head or face. Join Safe Kids in keeping your children safe.

Information for Parents
Safe Kids Day logo Take some steps -- that are easy and quick -- to make sure your children are safe. Here is our Safer in 7 Tipsheet.
More News For Parents

It is so important for parents to make sure they have the right car seat for their child, and then to make absolutely sure the car seat is correctly installed in the vehicle. Unfortunately many parents have their children in the wrong car seat. And not all car seats fit in all vehicles.

Here is a link to Parents Central (safercar.gov) with information on car seats; how to install, recalls, and getting your car seat checked (With Northeast Florida Safe Kids).

Read about booster seats, threat from coin-sized batteries, and drop-side cribes safety. Click here...

Videos
There are videos offering safety tips and information to keep your family and children safe:
  • Reflector Safety
  • Water Safety

  • Related Resources - Links
  • Safe Kids
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Pool Safety (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
  • Product Recalls Lookup (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
  • Summer Safety Fun for Kids -- Helmutt® and Bicycle Helmet
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Tips (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site)
  • Water Safety Video (Click here to watch this very important 27-minute video to make sure your children are water safe!)
  • Fire Prevention For Kids (interactive site for kids)
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