Awareness

Child Health & Safety News 10/22: Polio-like Illness Paralyzing Kids

Child Health & Safety News 10/22: Polio-like Illness Paralyzing Kids

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In this week’s Child Health News: Therapy Dogs May Help Kids With ADHD, Study Suggests u.org/2PjCMTo 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,... 

Community

The Techniques of a Predator: Part I – Trust and Romance

The Techniques of a Predator: Part I – Trust and Romance

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Potentially, the most dangerous risk associated by minors going online is the risk of being groomed or attacked by a sexual predator.  Online predators are very well-versed at knowing what to say in order to get what they want from their targets. They approach minors on frequently used apps, often pretending to be a minor themselves.  They also find them while using popular online games, including... 

Innovations

Stop, Look & Paws: Teaching Kids How to Be Safe Around Dogs

Stop, Look & Paws: Teaching Kids How to Be Safe Around Dogs

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We’ve all seen or heard about horrific instances of dog bites to children.  I think most of us believe it will never happen to us.  Until I became a dog trainer and was doing research on children and dogs, I didn’t realize the alarming statistics of dog bites to children. According to the Humane Society of the United States:Annually there are 4.7 million dogs bites in the U.S., with over half... 

Involvement

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

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

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Last updated on April 26th, 2018 at 03:48 pmIn 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...