Tips to Keep Kids Safe

National Safety Month Tips to Help Keep Kids Safe

This June, the National Safety Council is celebrating National Safety Month by sharing ways to reduce preventable injuries and fatalities. Parents play a crucial role in making this a reality. Knowing the common dangers and how to address them can help put you at ease.

To help parents protect their kids, NSC has put together tip sheets in English and Spanish on some of the biggest dangers facing children. Use these free materials this National Safety Month to drive home the safety message year-round.

Practice Infant Sleep Safety

According to Injury Facts, the leading cause of death for children under 1 is suffocation, often taking place during the sleeping hours. Download the tip sheet for more information on keeping your child safe at nap time and overnight.


Practice Child Safety In and Around Cars

Car crashes are the second leading cause of death for children under 1 – and a leading cause of death from ages 1-24, according to Injury Facts. But cars pose plenty of risks even if they’re just sitting in the driveway. For steps you can take to protect children of all ages around cars, download the tip sheet.


Start the Conversation Early on Safe Driving

Riding in a car is one of the most dangerous activities we do on a day-to-day basis – it's the leading cause of preventable death for people age 5-24 – and driver distraction is making this problem even worse, according to Injury Facts. Fortunately, as a parent, you can take action to teach your children the dangers of distracted driving long before they get behind the wheel. Get the tip sheet.


Play It Safe In and Around Water

Water time can be fun time, but it can turn dangerous in seconds. According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a baby can drown in just inches of water. In fact, drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 and 2, according to Injury Facts. For more safety tips on protecting your little ones around water, download the tip sheet.


Protect Your Child from Fire Risks

Fire, flames or smoke is a leading cause of preventable death for children age 4 and under, according to Injury Facts, and burns injure thousands of young children each year. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect your child from these dangers and teach them the right way to handle these risks. Download the tip sheet to learn more.


Prepare Your Family for Fire Emergencies

We practice fire emergency drills at work and school, but don't forget to create and practice a home escape plan and keep it visible, like on the refrigerator, to help family and visitors remember what to do. Download the tip sheet to learn more.


Protect Your Child from Choking

Choking is a leading cause of preventable death for children age 4 and under, according to Injury Facts, and our homes are filled with potential choking hazards. To keep your child safe, be sure you know the dangers to avoid and what to do if you witness him or her choking. To see additional risks and tips, download the tip sheet.