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National Domestic Violence Hotline
Thursday, July 28, 2011

The National Domestic Violence Hotline runs a helpful website and phone hotline for people in crisis and those that care about them. Tollfree number: 800-799-7233.

 

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Kidpower
Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Kidpower is a nonprofit educational organization that offers positive and practical workshops, training, and resources to help people of all ages and abilities learn personal safety skills and build self-confidence.

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Tips for Parents: Kids and Energy Drinks
Monday, June 06, 2011

Learn how drinking energy drinks can make kids and teens sick and how the high amounts of caffeine found in some of these drinks can be high enough to kill.

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Tips for Parents: Christmas Safety
Monday, December 06, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Christmas Safety, learn how to prevent injuries commonly associated with the holidays from fire, choking, poisoning and other hazards.

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Tips for Parents: Family Technology Use Policy
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Cell phones, MP3 players, TV, the Internet…it seems as if kids are always plugged in. Many parents compete with technology for their kids’ attention, and lose. Additionally, cyberbullying, sexting, pornography, and stranger danger online all present a significant safety risk to our kids. In Tips for Parents: Family Technology Use Policy, learn how to create your family’s technology rules, and enforce them.

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Sports and Recreation Safety Fact Sheet
Thursday, October 07, 2010

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that every child should have an opportunity to participate in sports or any recreational activity that promotes regular physical activity. Participation can be related to health benefits as well as health risks. Although deaths among children playing organized sports are rare, sports injuries are a common occurrence among children.

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Prevention is the Best Medicine: Sport Safety Guidelines
Thursday, October 07, 2010

No sport is 100 percent safe. But there is much that parents, players and coaches can do to minimize young athletes’ risk of injury.

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Tips for Parents: Kids' Sports Safety
Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Learn the risks children face when playing sports and learn how to decrease or prevent risk of injury.

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Tips for Toy Safety
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Links to numerous resources on child product safety, recalls, choosing safe toys, and much more.

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Tips for Parents: Summer Safety
Thursday, July 08, 2010

Get parenting tips on keeping your family safe this summer while out and about doing all of your favorite summer activities.  Including help on bicycle safety, water safety, heat safety, sunburn safety, and stranger danger safety.

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Tips for Parents: Water Safety for Families
Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Get tips for parents on water safety for families.  Learn how to keep your family safe while having fun in the water and how to identify dangerous situations that commonly lead to drowning.

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For Kids' Sake Think Toy Safety
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A guide to choosing, buying and maintaining toys for children and infants. Includes information on toy labeling and the Child Safety Protection Act.

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Take25.org
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Get important tips about your child's safety, and in particular, preventing the abduction and/or sexual exploitation of children from this interactive website.

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Preventing the Sexual Exploitaton of Children
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

What parents, schools and communities can do to protect kids from sexual exploitation (being raped or molested).

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Basic Rules of Safety for Children
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Basic rules and tips you can your child should know to avoid sexual exploitation (rape or molestation.)

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What You Can Do to Prevent the Sexual Exploitation of Children
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tips and common child safety rules.

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Safety Tips for Cyberbullying
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Learn how technology is being used to bully others and get safety tips for protecting your family.

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Safety Tips for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File-sharing Services
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This article discusses the risks of kids using P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing networks and how to be prepared to avoid those risks.

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Safety Tips for Social Networking
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This article helps families understand the risk of using social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook and teaches ways to be prepared to avoid attacks.

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General Internet Safety Tips for Families
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This articles teaches families the risks involved in using the internet such as unknowingly downloading virus attacks and having unwanted or inappropriate contact with others; and also discusses ways to be prepared for what may reach kids via the internet.

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My Child Safety
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My Child Safety is a safety guide website for parents.  Get safety tips on a variety of topics such as child safety devices, water safety, internet safety, bullying, babysitting and more.

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Video: How Safe are Local Playgrounds?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A checklist for playground safety.

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Video: Bicycle Safety- Smart Cycling
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Rules to keep your children bicycle-safe.

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Tips for Parents: Are Computers Dangerous?
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tips to prevent injuries related to computer use.

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Wired Safety
Thursday, March 20, 2008

The world’s largest online safety and help group.”  You can navigate by category such as parents, kids, tweens, and teens, or check out the “hot topics” menu.  Offers a comprehensive list of ways to keep kids safe online and when using wireless technologies.  Also features a live help option, a newsletter, and an interactive forum.  Also available in Spanish.

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Safe Kids
Monday, March 17, 2008

The goal of the Safe Kids website is to prevent accidental injury.  Get information on programs such as “Safety in the Home,” and find safety tips sheets for bike helmets, poisoning, water safety, and much more.  Kids will enjoy the activities page with coloring sheets, mazes, quizzes and more fun.

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The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Shaken Baby Syndrome often occurs when a parent or caregiver becomes frustrated or angry with an infant’s crying and shakes it hard.  The shaking can cause severe brain damage and even death.  Get tips for coping with a baby's crying.

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National Safety Council
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Featuring “Safety and Health Magazine,” online safety courses, a comprehensive resource center with safety issues, fact sheets, a library, and research and statistics.

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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Missing Kids wants, "to help you protect your children by teaching them to be smarter and safer. The best way to combat child exploitation and abduction is to prevent it. Please use our site to learn what you and your children need to know about protecting them from victimization."

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Leaving Children Unattended in Vehicles
Thursday, March 06, 2008

The dangers of leaving a child unattended in a car, even for a quick errand, and how kids playing in cars often become trapped, trap others, or set the car in motion.

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Healthy Start, Grow Smart Series
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Developed by the US Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Health and Human Services, these twelve booklets walk you through baby’s first year of life.  They include feeding tips, checkup information, stages of development, ways you can keep baby safe, and much more.  Also available in Spanish.

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Car Safety Seats--A Guide for Families 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008

From the American Academy of Pediatricians, this comprehensive car seat guide includes tips for choosing the best seat for your child, safety rules, details on each of the car seat types and their use, how to properly install a car seat, a Q&A section, and brand and model information listings.

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Baby Proofing
Monday, March 03, 2008

How to eliminate potential hazards, prepare your home to be safe for baby, and practice safety.  Includes crib safety checklist.

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Baby Product Safety Alert
Monday, March 03, 2008

Includes vital information to prevent infant injury or death from strangulations and suffocations, scalds, falls, chokings, drownings, and poisonings related to common household products and furnishings.

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