Awareness

readingThe world of child health safety issues are changing at an incredible pace. Every day we are faced with new challenges, but we also discover incredible new cures and new technologies as people work to find better ways to make this a safer world for our kids…and for the people taking care of them.

We will to do our best here to keep you up to date on what’s happening: we’ll include news stories, trade publications, expert analyses and case studies. Sometimes we’ll blog about it and sometimes we’ll just tweet…most of the time it’ll be current, but occasionally we’ll dig up older material to give you something to reference…and to think about. If you find something we’ve missed and you think it belongs here, please contact us and send us the link. The point is to keep us all informed so we can make better decisions for ourselves and the little ones in our care.

Latest Awareness Posts

Child Health & Safety News 6/26: Snapchat Has Searchable Maps

Child Health & Safety News 6/26: Snapchat Has Searchable Maps

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In this week’s Child Safety News: What The Michelle Carter conviction for telling someone to commit suicide means  for YOUR Kids bit.ly/2sLM3LY 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 social media to communicate relevant and timely health and safety information to the parents, medical professionals and caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we overlook something, but overall we think we’re doing a pretty good job of keeping you informed.... 

Transformers: The Last Knight is Sensory Friendly Tuesday at AMC

Transformers: The Last Knight is Sensory Friendly Tuesday at AMC

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AMC Entertainment (AMC) has expanded their Sensory Friendly Films program in partnership with the Autism Society. This Tuesday evening, families affected by autism or other special needs have the opportunity to view a sensory friendly screening of Transformers: The Last Knight, a film that may appeal to older audiences on the autism spectrum. As always, the movie auditoriums will have their lights turned up and the sound turned down. Families will be able to bring in snacks to match their child’s dietary needs (i.e. gluten-free, casein-free, etc.), there are no advertisements or previews... 

Tomorrow, Cars 3 is Sensory Friendly at AMC

Tomorrow, Cars 3 is Sensory Friendly at AMC

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AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other special needs “Sensory Friendly Films” every month – a wonderful opportunity to enjoy fun new films in a safe and accepting environment. The movie auditoriums will have their lights turned up and the sound turned down. Families will be able to bring in snacks to match their child’s dietary needs (i.e. gluten-free, casein-free, etc.), there are no advertisements or previews before the movie and it’s totally acceptable to get up and dance, walk, shout, talk to each other…and... 

Child Health & Safety News 6/19: iPhone App Tracks Kid’s Health

Child Health & Safety News 6/19: iPhone App Tracks Kid’s Health

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In this week’s Child Health News: Saving Medicaid — An Urgent SOS – from the Children’s Defense Fund bit.ly/2rFrYYG 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 social media to communicate relevant and timely health and safety information to the parents, medical professionals and caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we overlook something, but overall we think we’re doing a pretty good job of keeping you informed.  Still,... 

Child Health & Safety News 6/12: Kangaroo Care Helps Preemies

Child Health & Safety News 6/12: Kangaroo Care Helps Preemies

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In this week’s Child Safety News: Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for 10 Students for Obscene Memes bit.ly/2sU65AU 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 social media to communicate relevant and timely health and safety information to the parents, medical professionals and caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we overlook something, but overall we think we’re doing a pretty good job of keeping you informed.  Still, quite a bit happens...