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 9/17: 8 Easy-To-Miss Car Seat Hazards

Child Health & Safety News 9/17: 8 Easy-To-Miss Car Seat Hazards

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In this week’s Child Health News: Horrific New Playground ‘Stunt’  – Roundabout of Death – Left 11 Year Old Boy with Serious Head Injuries bit.ly/2Mx4IS3  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... 

Child Health & Safety News 9/10: New AAP Child Seat Guidelines

Child Health & Safety News 9/10: New AAP Child Seat Guidelines

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In this week’s Child Health News: New study recommends against brain scans for kids with concussion http://bit.ly/2N3ZtP4  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... 

Child Health & Safety News 9/3: Preschool Anxiety-Busting Books

Child Health & Safety News 9/3: Preschool Anxiety-Busting Books

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In this week’s Child Safety News: Calls for action over the UK’s ‘intolerable’ child mental health crisis: >100k kids age 14 are self-harming with 22% of girls affected bit.ly/2LMiGza 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... 

What You Need to Know About the New AAP Child Seat Guidelines

What You Need to Know About the New AAP Child Seat Guidelines

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has dropped the age milestone that children should remain rear-facing until age 2, and replaced it with the new recommendation that children should remain in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat.  The past decade has seen an incredible dramatic evolution in improvements to child passenger safety.  Never-the-less, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children ages 4 and older. According to Dr. Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP, lead author of the policy... 

Teach Your Child How to Not Get Caught by a Catfish

Teach Your Child How to Not Get Caught by a Catfish

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At any given moment, there are thousands of predators online, looking for people to exploit.  Children are often the target, but not always. To realize just how easy it can be to create a fake, but realistic-looking online profile, consider the case of former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o.  He thought that he was in a relationship with a woman named “Lennay Kekau”, only to find out that it was an elaborate rouse. Law enforcement suspects that Te’o was not the only person to fall into this trap. The very nature of social media often encourages the idea of anonymity.  Very few people,...