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How To Keep Your Children Safe from Injury? Focus On What You Can Control

Brian Beltz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Brian Beltz

As parents, we play a vital role in keeping our children safe from harm and it is our duty to take whatever steps are necessary to do so.

Celebrating the Superhero in Every Dad

Kate Carr | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Just like a real superhero, my dad always made me feel safe and protected. It's a special power shared by so many other dads as well. Of course, every superhero needs a little help, whether it's a good sidekick or simply access to the right information.

What Every Parent Needs to Hear About Teens in Cars

Kate Carr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

It's important to find practical strategies that help teens speak up when they see risky behavior. It's also important to find a way to get teens to buckle up on every ride, every time.

If You See a Child Left Alone in a Car, What Will You Do?

Kate Carr | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Last summer in Houston, Jason Nordman was walking in the parking lot outside an office building and spotted a baby crying in a car seat alone in a car. The windows were cracked a few inches and the doors were locked.

The Best Way To REALLY Protect Your Kids

Kate Carr | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Kate Carr

Parents should not have to choose between keeping their kids safe and inspiring their kids to explore, discover and take chances. There's plenty of room in the world for both.

All Eyes on Your TV for the Super Bowl

Kate Carr | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

What better time to think about TV safety than before the Super Bowl, when millions of families will gather in front of their TVs to watch the big game?

Take The Safer In 7 Challenge On Safe Kids Day

Kate Carr | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Kate Carr

Few people realize that preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States and a serious problem around the globe. Each year, more than one million children die from preventable injuries -- that's one child every 30 seconds -- and millions more are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.

Can Washington Walk the Talk on Children's Safety?

Kate Carr | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Kate Carr

Each year, more than 3.5 million children receive medical treatment for sports injuries. If we eliminated 10 percent of these visits, we'd save about $4.9 billion in health care costs.

When It Comes To Carbon Monoxide, Let's Act Now

Kate Carr | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Kate Carr

This week, 49 children and staff from an elementary school in Georgia were taken to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. This near-tragedy has many parents, including me, wondering, "Is this something that can happen at my child's school?"

A November 6 Challenge for Candidates: Are You Champions for Child Injury Prevention?

Kate Carr | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Kate Carr

We must challenge the candidates running on November 6 to pledge their support for common sense laws and policies that will save lives, and also, save tax dollars.

Five Common Mistakes Most Parents Make Using Car Seats

Kate Carr | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Kate Carr

Engineers are working hard to ensure cars and car seats are designed to keep kids as safe as possible. But it's up to every parent to take full advantage of these innovations by making sure car seats are used and installed correctly.

Avoid This Back to School Danger

Kate Carr | Posted 10.30.2012 | Parents
Kate Carr

Just a simple conversation or practicing the walk to school with younger kids can ensure that when back to school comes, no parent is crying for the wrong reasons.

Three Tragic Deaths Remind Us to Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

Kate Carr | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
Kate Carr

The alarm to never leave a child alone in a car sounded louder last week after three more children died of heatstroke in cars. With summer temperatures at record highs, these tragedies remind us to be even more vigilant.

There Are Proven Tools to Make Schools Safe, We Just Have to Use Them

Ted Wachtel | Posted 08.09.2012 | College
Ted Wachtel

Can we agree that it is less expensive to run a safe school than a dangerous one, thus saving taxpayers money? Can we agree that before test scores can rise, students have to feel safe at school?