Safe Kids, the first national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury, was launched in 1988 to address what was then a little recognized problem: More children under age 14 were dying from what people call “accidents” (motor vehicle crashes, fires and other injuries) than from any other cause.

Save Kids Washoe County believes that children should grow up safe, healthy and injury free. Our programs focus on injury prevention for children aged 0-14. Accidental injury is the number one cause of death among children ages 14 and under in the United States, and annually, one out of every four children needs medical attention for accidental injury. Safe Kids creates programs that reduce injuries through educating adults and children, creating safe environments, conducting research and advocating for effective laws.

Car Seat Stages

Safe Kids Focus

Road Safety


In-School Road Safety Education. Globally, 1,000 young people a day die on the roads. Safe Kids develops culturally sensitive educational materials and partners with schools, teachers’ unions and governments to provide road safety education to students.

Sleep Safety

 
Every year infants die in their sleep from SIDS and accidental suffocation. They are the leading causes of death among babies age 0 to 12 months, with those 2 to 4 months of age most at risk.
Parents can reduce risk of this tragedy by following some simple guidelines to make sure the sleeping baby’s breathing remains clear and unobstructed.

Home Safety

 
Each year in the United States, more than 2,200 children – or six kids a day – die from an injury in the home. Parents just can’t imagine a serious injury could happen to their kids, until it does. Our national home safety initiative educates parents, grandparents and caregivers about the simple things they can do to create an environment where kids can be active, healthy and safe at home.

Sports Safety


Our sports safety program is a national campaign to raise awareness and provide education on how to avoid sports-related injuries. It addresses the most common and severe injuries in sports today, including acute and overuse injuries and concussions.

Safe Kids Stories from BestMEDICINE

Car Seat Travel Mistakes and Solutions

When to Transition Your Child Out of Their Car Seat: What to Know

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SIDS: What Every Parent Needs to Know

SIDS: What Every Parent Needs to Know

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Keeping Kids Cool In and Around Cars

Keeping Kids Cool In and Around Cars

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Safe Kids Events