Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children ages 14 and under.
Safe Kids of Western Massachusetts teaches parents and caregivers how to keep kids free from injury.
Free Car Seat Inspections
Parents and caregivers in Western Massachusetts have a free and convenient way to get their child's safety seat inspected, thanks to a public service provided by the Safe Kids of Western Massachusetts, proudly led by Baystate Children's Hospital.
To schedule an appointment, call:
Baystate Health Link
For more information, contact:
Western Massachusetts Safe Kids Coalition
50 Maple Street
Springfield, MA 01105
Safety Tips at Safe Kids Worldwide
Click HERE to go to their website. They've organized all their information in a variety of ways, from age of your child to risk area to space and place an injury might occur. To find exactly what you need just use their menus on the left. And don’t forget to share this information with a friend. Because when it comes to keeping kids happy, active and safe, we’re all in this together.
Choose the right safety seat for your infant & child! Click here to read & download the MA Child Passenger Safety Program Guide
http://www.netsmartzkids.org/ Click here to access NetSmartz Workshop, an interactive and educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. NetSmartz provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, as well as parents and guardians, educators and law enforcement. Resources such as activities, videos, games, and presentations will entertain while educating!
http://www.vnetsmartz.org/Parents Click here for information and resources covering a variety of topics including technology, social media, children’s internet safety, cyberbullying and more.
http://www.safekids.com/ This link offers additional safety information, tips and tools from SafeKids.
Cell Phone Safety:
Cell Phones for Kids - A Guide for Parents Important information and resources for parents regarding cell phone safety for kids.