Kids will be kids. They jump, slip, fall and tumble -- and sometimes get hurt. It's our job as parents, caregivers and adults to care for and protect children from the dangers in the world. Even though we can't prevent every scrape and cut, we can take precautions and avoid the more serious injuries that can lead to lifelong disabilities or even death.
That's Why We're Here
This section is divided up into specific injury risk areas. Let us know if there are topics you would like like to know more about.
- Bike and wheeled sports safety
- General safety
- Home safety
- Kids in cars
- Medication safety
- Poison prevention
- Seasonal safety topics
- 12 tips for a fun, safe Halloween
- Bundle up and know the signs of hypothermia
- Choosing a safe Halloween costume
- Don't let bug bites keep you from enjoying the outdoors
- Ensure a safe holiday with these toy safety tips
- Is your kid ready to mow the lawn? Follow these tips first.
- It's yard sale season. Shop safely
- Tobacco and nicotine
- Sports and recreation safety
- 5 tips to prevent sports-related injuries in kids
- Coaches and parents, help you kids avoid sports injuries this year
- Combating heat illness in the fall athlete
- Know the signs of childhood concussionsTrampolines can be great fun. Here's how to prevent an accident
- UK athletic trainer talks childhood concussions
- Water safety and drowning prevention
Safe Kids offers fun and interactive experiences to engage children as they learn ways to be injury free.
Safe Kids Safety Trunks
Safety Trunks are educational and interactive teaching tools that are available to check out. The Safe Kids Safety Trunks were developed to provide the community with resources to start a dialogue about safety with children in preschool to middle school.
The injury risk areas focus on child passenger safety, pedestrian safety, bicycle/helmet safety and fire safety. Learning about injury prevention in a fun, interactive manner through the teaching tools and lesson plans provided will hopefully get kids to use better judgment, practice safe behaviors and understand the benefits of safety devices.
For additional information or to check out a Safety Trunk, call the Safe Kids office at 859-323-1153.
One of our goals is to share tools to help our audience take a proactive approach and find the answers needed to prevent childhood injuries. Below is a list of local, state and national websites with additional information from top safety experts.
- American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting site - Healthychildren.org
- Car Seat Recall Information
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
- HEADS UP to Youth Sports - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Kentucky Children's Hospital
- Kentucky Legislature
- Kentucky Office of Highway Safety
- Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center
- Kentucky State Police
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- National Program for Playground Safety
- NHTSA Child Safety Guidelines
- Safe Kids Worldwide
- Sparky the Fire Dog® game
- STOP Sports Injuries Campaign
- US Fire Administration (USFA) for Citizens
The Safe Kids Newsletter is now part of HealthMatters, the UK HealthCare blog. Safe Kids keeps our readers informed about relevant safety topics. It focuses on Safe Kids' mission to prevent childhood injuries by keeping parents and caregivers informed.
We highlight stories and tips based on national safety awareness topics and observances.