Learn how to boost your kids’ safety.
During Safe Kids Week, discover easy ways to keep your kids safe. We’ve put together a list of quick tips to help you keep your kids safe and healthy year-round.
- Buckle up all the time. Make sure your kids always use a safety belt in the car and that they use it correctly. If your children are still in a car seat, make sure it’s installed properly. Drop by your local hospital or police station for help installing it.
- Keep medications out of the reach of children. Be smart about medication. Keep it away and locked from kids. Always use the correct dose. Check the dose twice.
- Use smoke alarms. According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. Check batteries frequently.
- Talk about strangers. No matter what age your kids are, talk to them about the dangers that strangers can present. From teens at parties to school-aged kids walking home, children need to know how to protect themselves.
- Talk about bullying. Be a resource for your kids when it comes to bullying online and at school. Look for warning signs of depression, anxiety and anger.
- Be safe in the sun. All year long, it’s important to keep your kids safe in the sun. Use sunscreen, hats and UV protective clothing on your kids when they’re outdoors. Consider mineral-based sunscreen if you’re concerned about chemical exposure.
- Use safety equipment. When your kids ride bikes, skateboard or ride on other moving toys, make sure they’re wearing helmets. Use appropriate sports safety equipment and make sure it fits right.