Awareness

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 02-01-2016 to 02-07-2016

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 02-01-2016 to 02-07-2016

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In this week’s Children’s Health News: Over 20% of cyberbullied B.C. youth have attempted suicide: report https://t.co/HF0vOTB7so Welcome to Pediatric Safety’s weekly “Child Health & Safety News Roundup”- a recap of the past week’s child health and safety news headlines from around the world. Each day we use Twitter and Facebook to communicate relevant and timely health... 

Community

Tips and Resources for Coping with Cyberbullying

Tips and Resources for Coping with Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying is the use of technology such as mobile phones and the internet to bully other people. Coping with cyberbullying can be difficult because it can happen at any time of the day. What is Cyberbullying? Emailing or texting threatening or nasty messages to people. Posting an embarrassing or humiliating video of someone on a video-hosting site such as YouTube. Harassing someone by repeatedly... 

Innovations

Coughy Cup

Coughy Cup

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Imagine a coffee cup that’s not for coffee and it has no bottom. It’s my latest invention. I turned a coffee cup into a cup for coughing and sneezing. It’s called a Coughy Cup as in coughing cup. It’s a play on words but hardly child’s play. The Coughy Cup looks like a standard Starbucks’ paper coffee cup with a plastic lid but it’s the inside that matters most. The Coughy Cup captures,... 

Involvement

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

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In 2008 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a working group of representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Emergency Medical Services for Children, the American Ambulance Association, and other key organizations and started a project called “Solutions to Safely Transport Children in Emergency Vehicles”. Finally a long-standing problem was being recognized...