Safe Kids Northeast Florida
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
News and Events
National TV Safety Day
. Make sure your flat screen tvs are mounted securely to the wall. One child every three weeks dies from a television tipping over, and every hour a child goes to the emergency room for an injury suffered this way.
Vist the TV safety page and blog on Safe Kids Worldwide.
Fire Safety Campaign
Home fires can start and spread quickly, which is why we all need to be careful and educated when it comes to fire safety. Just a little bit of planning can make a big difference for your family.
Here are some tips...
Child Car Seat Safety Checks
Are Back for 2016
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 date, time and locations. Click here for a flier with 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)
Information for Parents
||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...
VideosThere are videos offering safety tips and information to keep your family and children safe:
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