Child Safety

Most mishaps can be prevented by following basic safety rules. The resources listed here will give you a good starting place for finding the information you need.


Internet Resources

When searching the Internet, remember to use keywords "child safety" or specific aspects of safety such as "bicycle safety."

Fire Safety
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/kidsroom/firesafe/firesafe.html
Join arson dog Hershey as he tells adults and children what they need to know about fire safety.

4 Toy Safety
http://www.toy-tma.org/consumer/parents/safety/4toysafety.html
Information is given about specific toys and advice on selecting suitable toys for various age groups.

National Safe Kids Campaign
www.safekids.org
Find the latest news, product recalls, and invaluable tips on how to keep your kids safe.

Saferparks.org
www.saferparks.org
A consumers guide to safe thrills at amusement parks and travelling carnivals in the United States.

The I'm Safe! Network
www.imsafe.com
This site is dedicated to providing information to help parents and their children make smart choices to avoid unintentional injury.

Traffic Safety Kids Page
www.nysgtsc.state.ny.us/kids.htm
A fun place for kids and adults to learn about traffic safety. Games and puzzles are also included.

Library Resources

You can find information about child safety at your local library. Books may be located in either the children's or adult area classified under Dewey number 613.6. There may also be information on specific safety issues such as school (372.177) and water (797.21). Information from magazine and newspaper articles can be found in your local library's database collection. Your librarian will be happy to help you locate the materials you need or visit your library online at www.nassaulibrary.org/list/nasslist.html

Books

Baby Proofing Basics by Vicki Lansky, 2002

Child Safe: A Practical Guide for Preventing Childhood Injuries by Mark A. Brandenburg, 2000

Childhood Emergencies: What To Do, 2001

Keeping Kids Safe: a guide for parents of toddlers and teens - and all the years in between by Kenneth Shore, 2001

Now I Know Better: Kids Tell Kids about Safety by Pediatric Emergency Department, Children's Hospital at Yale - New Haven
Young people ages 5-19 describe accidents they have had, and include their own safety advice. It also includes tips from emergency room doctors.

The Panic Proof Parent creating a safe lifestyle for your family by Debra Smiley Holtzman, 2000

Protecting Your Child From Sexual Predators by Leigh Baker, 2002

The Safe Zone: A kids guide to Personal Safety by Donna Chaiet
Discusses various self-defense options, which may be used during uncomfortable situations.

The Young Athlete: A Sports Doctor's Complete Guide for Parents by Jordan D. Metzl, 2002

Videos

D.A.R.E. Safety Tips, 2001.
Twenty tips on firearms, violence and drugs.

Home Safe, Not Sorry (National Safety Council), 1996
A parent's guide to a safe house.

Baby Safe (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), 2002
The Muppets and New York City firefighters discuss fire safety.


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