Safe Kids Bartholomew County

Safe Kids Bartholomew County Safe Kids is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States.

Safe Kids Bartholomew County is one of more than 500 Safe Kids coalitions in the U.S. working to reduce childhood injuries from motor vehicles, sports, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.

Mission: Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States. The mission of Safe Kids Bartholomew County is to partner with other community organizations who are passionate about the safety of our children in order to bring awareness, education and action to high injury risk areas, as well as those areas not currently being addressed.

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everyone! Wishing you and yours and safe, happy Thanksgiving.
11/27/2019

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everyone! Wishing you and yours and safe, happy Thanksgiving.

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo
11/12/2019

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo

11/12/2019
Winter Car Seat Safety

Colder than normal temps make bundling up a necessity. This video demonstrates why heavy or puffy winter weather jackets go on after the ride.

Why it is unsafe to wear a puffy coat in a car seat

11/05/2019
Happy Halloween, everyone! Have a safe and fun night! ๐ŸŽƒ
10/31/2019
Light Up Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone! Have a safe and fun night! ๐ŸŽƒ

Make Halloween scary for the right reasons.

The current weather forecast means Halloween night trick-or-treating may have reduced visibility, slick roads and sidewa...
10/29/2019

The current weather forecast means Halloween night trick-or-treating may have reduced visibility, slick roads and sidewalks. Keep your goblins safe with these tips:

Trunk-or-Treats, Halloween parties, Fall Festivals and Trick-or-Treating are part of a fun October for lots of us! This ...
10/22/2019

Trunk-or-Treats, Halloween parties, Fall Festivals and Trick-or-Treating are part of a fun October for lots of us! This is a great time to talk to our kids about being safe during these events.
For those of us without little ones and are joining in the spooktacular fun, remember to keep walkways clear and well-lit and, as always, keep vehicles at a safe speed around these events! ๐ŸŽƒ

Congratulations to everyone participating in Walk (or bike!) to School Day! For drivers, keep an eye out for more pedest...
10/02/2019

Congratulations to everyone participating in Walk (or bike!) to School Day! For drivers, keep an eye out for more pedestrians than usual. Let's keep our kids safe in school zones.

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo
10/02/2019

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo
09/24/2019

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo

09/23/2019
Gary on the Street: Railroad Safety

September 22-28 is Rail Safety Week. Ongoing increases in our local train traffic make this the perfect time to be more focused on keeping ourselves and our families safe. #RailSafetyWeek2019

Gary takes to the rails to discuss the dangers of walking near railroad tracks.

Here are a couple of opportunities to drop-off or trade-in expired car seats at Target and Walmart stores. Please check ...
09/09/2019
Target, Walmart to hold car seat trade-in events in September

Here are a couple of opportunities to drop-off or trade-in expired car seats at Target and Walmart stores. Please check with your local store for days and times.

You'll have two places to drop off old car seats next month so they can be recycled.

Baby Safety Month is a perfect time to visit JPMA: Built for Baby for tips and resources to help babies and families hav...
09/06/2019

Baby Safety Month is a perfect time to visit JPMA: Built for Baby for tips and resources to help babies and families have a safe start to life. #BSM2019

Every September is Baby Safety Month, started by JPMA! This year, our theme is Ages and Stages to help you safeguard your home for your little loved ones. Check back this month for more information and great giveaways on JPMA Parents. To learn more, visit babysafetymonth.org #jpmababysafetymonth #BSM2019

Happy Labor Day, everyone!! Enjoy a safe and happy holiday!
09/02/2019

Happy Labor Day, everyone!! Enjoy a safe and happy holiday!

Sadly, the 35th child this year to perish from being left in a vehicle happened in our own Indiana. These preventable de...
08/29/2019
National Child Passenger Safety Board

Sadly, the 35th child this year to perish from being left in a vehicle happened in our own Indiana. These preventable deaths happen across all socioeconomic levels, to caregivers of all backgrounds and experience.
With the heat of summer slowly winding down, we may think the risk of hot vehicles is removed, too. Even in mild temperatures, the heat inside a vehicle can soar. Let's continue to be mindful of our little people depending on us to keep them safe.

They thought she was taking a nap. Instead, she died in a hot car. The little girl is this story is the 35th victim of vehicular #heatstroke in 2019, according to noheatstroke.org. One is too many. Educate parents/caregivers on risks associated with kids and hot cars.

Free online training from the National Safety Council outlines three primary circumstances that have led to children dying and what we all can do to prevent these deaths: https://bit.ly/2rIsxhD

#KeepEachOtherSafe NHTSA National CPS Certification #HeatstrokeKills

Okay, we've had a week or two (most of us) to get into our back-to-school groove. Time to take a breath and a minute to ...
08/27/2019
Safety: One Back-to-School Supply Not to Forget

Okay, we've had a week or two (most of us) to get into our back-to-school groove. Time to take a breath and a minute to review some safety tips.

NSC checklist helps protect students as they start a new school year.

Walking across the street is more dangerous than it has been in more than a quarter-century, according to a new report b...
08/20/2019

Walking across the street is more dangerous than it has been in more than a quarter-century, according to a new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (Spotlight on Highway Safety, 2018).
Let's work to improve pedestrian safety in Bartholomew County. Reduce vehicle speed, wear reflective clothing if you are walking or cycling and be mindful of traffic flows and patterns.

08/13/2019
Gary on the Street: Distracted Walking

Every hour, a teen is hurt or killed while walking. Gary on the Street talks with teens about distracted walking.

Gary Karton hit the streets of Washington D.C. to talk with teens about the dangers of distracted walking. In our recent survey, we found that half of teens say they cross the street while distracted by a mobile device.

Even though school is in session, it is still summer! Enjoy your weekends safely while having a great time!
08/08/2019

Even though school is in session, it is still summer! Enjoy your weekends safely while having a great time!

August is Back to School Safety Month. Click below for some quick tips on getting to and from school in safety!
08/06/2019
Safe Kids Worldwide

August is Back to School Safety Month. Click below for some quick tips on getting to and from school in safety!

How to not get hit by a car

With Back to School right around the corner, now is the time to talk to your child about road safety. Weโ€™ve got tips to ...
07/29/2019
Getting To School Safely

With Back to School right around the corner, now is the time to talk to your child about road safety. Weโ€™ve got tips to get your child to school safely, no matter how they get there: http://bit.ly/2aW8BAy

This interactive Thinglink offers top tips for protecting kids on the move and getting them to and from school safely.

During this severe heat stay hydrated, seek air conditioned areas and remember to check on the elderly or those with hea...
07/19/2019

During this severe heat stay hydrated, seek air conditioned areas and remember to check on the elderly or those with health conditions.
If you are able, consider providing water sources for our human and non-human friends outside in the heat.

During this severe heat stay hydrated, seek air conditioned areas and remember to check on the elderly or those with hea...
07/19/2019

During this severe heat stay hydrated, seek air conditioned areas and remember to check on the elderly or those with health conditions.
If you are able, consider providing water sources for our human and non-human friends outside in the heat.

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#HeatWave #INWx #IndyWeather #SummerSun

#Prevcon2019 Bringing lots of great information and tips home to Safe Kids Bartholomew County!
07/18/2019

#Prevcon2019 Bringing lots of great information and tips home to Safe Kids Bartholomew County!

Thank you CFD for this great post!
07/04/2019

Thank you CFD for this great post!

Do you have big plans today? Keep these safety tips in mind. Happy 4th of July!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!!
07/04/2019

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!!

Climbing temps mean increased risk of vehicle related heat stroke. Here are some ideas on how to prevent a tragedy:
07/02/2019

Climbing temps mean increased risk of vehicle related heat stroke. Here are some ideas on how to prevent a tragedy:

06/28/2019
With just a week and a half to go, many of us are already hearing the pops and booms from fireworks. Whether you are hos...
06/24/2019

With just a week and a half to go, many of us are already hearing the pops and booms from fireworks. Whether you are hosting your neighborhood celebration or viewing a professional display, here a some simple tips to enjoy safely!

06/21/2019
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Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo
06/05/2019

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo

This summer, make a pact with your daycare provider to be #checkedin with your kid โ€“ you let them know when you are goin...
06/05/2019

This summer, make a pact with your daycare provider to be #checkedin with your kid โ€“ you let them know when you are going on vacation and they will let you know when your kid is not checked in for the day. Just one way we can all work together to prevent #heatstroke.

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo
06/04/2019

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo
06/04/2019

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo

School is almost out with graduation celebrations, summer jobs, band and sports practices just ahead. For many of us, th...
05/29/2019
Dangerous Things Teens Do In Cars

School is almost out with graduation celebrations, summer jobs, band and sports practices just ahead. For many of us, this means our teens will be driving with a little more time and freedom from their usual daily schedule.
This is the perfect time to talk to our kids about driving safely and staying safe when they are passengers in other vehicles. Set a good example by buckling up and putting cell phones down. For more talking points, click on the link here:

We highlight 7 risky things that teens do in cars. Talk through these with your teen and come to an agreement of acceptable driving behavior.

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo
05/10/2019

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo

05/10/2019
Safety in Seconds: Bike Helmet Fit Test

With the nicer weather sure to be here soon (please!), more kids will bike around the streets and neighborhoods. Let's keep an eye out for our kids on wheels. ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Here is a great video on how to pick (and wear) the right size helmet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ4wWoChSe8

This short video demonstrates the safest way to wear a bike helmet.

05/08/2019
save-lives-signboard.pdf

For #GlobalRoadSafetyWeek, show your support and commitment to #SpeakUp for #RoadSafety with this signboard, then share a picture on social media. https://bit.ly/2HTej7a

Serious head injuries related to bikes, scooters, skates and skateboards, make up approximately 11% of emergency department visits. Wearing a helmet matters! Learn More ยป

Did you know that road traffic injuries are the leading killer of children and young adults? This week is #GlobalRoadSaf...
05/06/2019
Join the UN Global Road Safety Week campaign!

Did you know that road traffic injuries are the leading killer of children and young adults? This week is #GlobalRoadSafetyWeek. Help us spread the word about the importance of #RoadSafety. https://bit.ly/2lNrvzy

Everybody can be a leader! Whether we travel as pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists or users of private motor vehicles or public transport, as individuals we can #SpeakUp for road safety.

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo
05/06/2019

Safe Kids Bartholomew County's cover photo

Safe Kids Day is in full swing! Come on out and see us at kidscommons - admission is free today, thanks to Dorel Juvenil...
05/05/2019

Safe Kids Day is in full swing! Come on out and see us at kidscommons - admission is free today, thanks to Dorel Juvenile! #SafeKidsWeek

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