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Safety Awareness Observances and Topics

Every month has a special safety significance and Safe Kids holds events based on these topics and observances. To learn what the current safety topics are and what the next month will focus on, take a look at the list below!

January 
Winter Sports Safety
Dangers of Alternative Heating Sources 

February 
National Burn Awareness Week 

March 
Brain Injury Awareness Week 
National Poison Prevention Week
Eye Health and Safety Month 

April 
National Youth Sports Safety Month
National Playground Safety Week
National Safe Kids Week – Sports Safety
National Window Safety Week
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month 

May
Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Day
National Trauma Awareness Month
National Bike Safety Month
National Dog Bite Prevention Week
Buckle Up America! Week 
National Click It or Ticket Campaign
National Safe Boating Week 

June 
Fireworks Safety Month
National Safety Month 
Water Safety/Drowning Prevention
Summer Safety 
National ASK Day – Preventing Gun Violence
Sun Safety Week 

July
Fireworks Safety
Hot Car Issues

August 
Back to School Safety 
National Night Out
Home Alone
Dog Bite Safety  

September 
Backpack Awareness Day
National Child Passenger Safety Week
School Bus Safety
Baby Safety Month
National Farm Safety Week
National Childhood Injury Prevention Week 
National Preparedness Month

October 
Walk To School Day
Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day
National Fire Prevention Month
Teen Driver Safety Week
National School Bus Safety Week
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month 

November 
Hunting/Firearms Safety
Holiday Decorating Safety
National Teens Don’t Text and Drive Week 

December 
Safe Toys and Gifts Selection