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Tag Archives: Children Hurt by Unsafe Conditions

Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Passenger Safety Week

The National Safety Council reports half of all children killed each year in car accidents are either unrestrained or improperly restrained. September 17th-September 23rd has been designated as Child Passenger Safety Week. We hope all parents use this time to review their current car seat’s functionality, direction, location, and installation. Here is a safety snapshot -->

Preparing for Summer Fun, Firework Safety

Many towns throughout New York allow residential use of Fireworks, but just because it’s legal does not mean it’s safe. According to authorities each 4th of July thousands of people are injured while using consumer fireworks. In addition, fireworks are the known cause of approximately 18,500 fires each year. Here are a few safety tips from the -->

Driveway Safety Information for Parents

Safekids.org reports more than nine thousand children are treated each year in emergency rooms for injures that occurred while they were unattended in or around motor vehicles. A significant portion of those injuries could have been prevented. Next time you enter or exit a driveway keep the following in mind: Before backing up always thoroughly -->

Dry Drowning: Important Information for Parents

On June 3rd a four-year-old boy tragically died after suffering symptoms of dry drowning. The child’s family decided shared their heartbreaking story, a decision that proved to be life-saving for a two-year-old Colorado child. The child’s parents recognized the symptoms of dry drowning after reading an article about the family’s ordeal, and was able to -->

Is Your Child’s Backpack Causing Physical Harm?

Does it appear your child’s backpack is growing in size every day? Is your child lugging around a significant portion of their body weight in their backpack? Are you noticing your child struggle to maintain good posture while holding their backpack? You may need to consider if your child’s backpack is affecting their wellbeing. According -->

Proposed Facelift for Traffic and Parking Facilities at New Paltz Middle School, Pedestrian and Traffic Safety to be Addressed

Parents, teachers, and community members have expressed valid concerns regarding the safety of the current traffic flow and parking options at New Paltz Middle School and neighboring Duzine Elementary School. On Wednesday, February 10th the Board of Education reviewed a proposed plan focused on alleviating safety risks and reducing the likelihood of future pedestrian accidents/injury. -->

Are Your Children Playing with Toxic Toys?

The last thing we want as parents is to provide our kids with toys or games that could hurt their health but unfortunately some trusted brands have stocked store shelves with items that look innocent but are actually quite dangerous.  Every year the Public Interest Research Group Education Fund produces “Trouble in Toyland,” a report that -->

Learning Starts at Home: Back To School Safety

It’s that time of year again, back to school! While you’re busy stocking up on school supplies and other back to school necessities don’t forget to provide your child with the knowledge they need to stay safe this school year. Talking to you children about safety practices may help prevent injury in the future.  While -->

Your Kids Will Be Riding The School Bus: Part Two

WTDW KidsBus2.jpg PHONING AND FINDING HOME Does your child know your address? How about your phone number? Make sure your child knows where and how to reach you at all times. Tip: To help with your phone number, make a song using a familiar tune like the ABC’s and sing your number: “Eight four  five…:”

Does Your Child Know What to do in an Emergency?

In an ideal world no child would ever have to navigate through an emergency situation without the assistance of an adult. While the thought alone is scary, it’s crucial to provide our children with knowledge and confidence so that they are able to handle emergency situations. Be a role model. During little day to day -->

Home Safety: Keeping your Kids Safe

It is estimated that in the United States 6 children die from injury in the home every day. That’s more than 2,200 per year. A new report issued by safekids.org exlores what parents are concerned about and what they do to keep their kids safe.  The Make Safe Happen ad created by Nationwide and aired -->

Protecting Your Kids from Burns and Scalds this Thanksgiving

It’s almost Thanksgiving! That means lots of cooking for your family and loved ones. Keep those little ones safe and away from the stove this Thanksgiving by following these simple safety tips: 1. Teach kids to stay out of the kitchen and to play in a separate room when you are cooking for the big -->

In-Home Baby Proofing Assessment: 5 Child Proofing Tips

When you have little ones running around the house, it’s important to teach your kids which items around the house are dangerous and shouldn’t be played with. It is also important to know how to child proof your home for the safety of your children. Here are some simple tips you can follow: 1.    When -->

Kars 4 Kids Safety App: One Simple App Can Save Your Child’s Life

No parent thinks that it will happen to them, but unfortunately, it can happen to anyone. Even the most conscientious and loving parents can forget a child out of sight in the back of the car. The new Kars 4 Kids safety app is designed to alert drivers when they leave their cars to remember -->

Protect Your Child from Burns & Scalds

Did you know that any hot drink can scald a baby even 15 minutes after being prepared? Did you know your hair straighteners can get as hot as an iron? Even if it’s been unplugged for 15 minutes, your child can still be burned if they come in contact with it. Safety Reminders: Saucepans: Make -->

Safety at Summer Camp

Summer day camp or sleep away camp has many fun and exciting things to offer kids during the out-of-school months. But before packing your child off to camp, there are some safety tips you need to know and follow: 1.    Schedule a doctor’s appointment: Make sure their shots are up-to-date, they haven’t developed any new -->

More Kids Die in Shootings Than Statistics Show

Approximately two children die every week in unintentional shootings. According to a new study by Everytown for Gun Safety, this number is actually far more than government statistics show. Medical examiners will sometimes categorize shooting deaths of children as homicides or suicides before investigations are complete. According to John Feinblatt, gun-control group’s president, this is -->

Child Safety and Outdoor Playtime: What You Need to Know about Sun Safety

Too much sun can be extremely harmful to your baby or child. They can sunburn in only 15 minutes depending on the UV index value. If the UV index is low (from 0-2), the risk of getting too much sun is fairly low. If the UV index is between 3 and 7, you need to -->