Safe Kids Northeast Florida
Safe Kids Northeast Florida, a local coalition of Safe Kids Worldwide, and led by THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital , was founded in 2003. Funding is provided by Wolfson Children's, along with grants from Safe Kids Worldwide, and public and private contributors.
Our mission brings together local organizations to promote pediatric injury prevention, and offer programs to prevent accidental injuries to children ages 19 and under.
About Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 19 and under. For more information visit the Safe Kids Worldwide Web site.
|Safe Kids Northeast Florida/Wolfson Children's Hospital|
Cynthia Dennis, Coordinator
Helmets in the News
Take the Helmet Fit Test
Three illustrated checks to make sure your bike helmet is fitted properly. If it's not nested on your noggin the right way it can't help protect you if you have a spill on your bike.
Check out the tips....
Everything you need to know to keep your kids safe while skating or skateboarding
Skating and skateboarding are great ways to get exercise, and to get from one place to another -- but without a helmet one of those places you can go is to the ER if you wipe out with a wrong fitting helmet on.
Learn to roll the smart way...
News and Events
Child car safety seats checks
Ongoing - call for appointment today
Keep your little ones safe
Check up events are held at the Safe Kids Northeast Florida facility located at Metro Square Office Park (3563 Philips Highway) in Jacksonville, Florida. The inspections are done by certified technicians for free but appointments are necessary. Technicians can teach you about correctly fitting and installing inside your vehicle.
Read the list of Car Seat Checks done by Safe Kids Northeast Florida.
Safe Kids offers tips on:Car Seat Safety Tips
Is the car seat your using safe? Check the recall list
Not only INSIDE the car, Safe Kids wants to keep children safety AROUND cars, read about Pedestrian Safety
It's about keeping them safe.
Information for Parents
||To help you teach your children to be safe on the road, at play and at home -- Parents; here is a great checklist to help guide you.|
To further help you, Northeast Florida Safe Kids provides parents a list that you can fill in...
More News For Parents
It is so important for parents to make sure they have the right car seat for their child, and then to make absolutely sure the car seat is correctly installed in the vehicle. Unfortunately many parents have their children in the wrong car seat. And not all car seats fit in all vehicles.
Here is a link to Parents Central (safercar.gov) with information on car seats; how to install, recalls, and getting your car seat checked (With Northeast Florida Safe Kids).
Read about booster seats, threat from coin-sized batteries, and drop-side cribes safety. Click here...
VideosThere are videos offering safety tips and information to keep your family and children safe:
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