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Make Safe Happen – Safe Kids Day
How safe are our kids at any given time of the day? More specifically, how safe are our kids around our homes? These are things that sometimes we overlook, but as with most safety-related issues—overlooking them can carry big consequences.
I always crack up at the commercial where two parents are shown being overly protective of their first-born baby, only two worry just a tad less about their second one. It’s true, my husband and I are guilty of it—not of caring less, of course, but of being less paranoid or worrisome with our second daughter and so on.
What to Watch out for
The Nationwide Make Safe Happen campaign has joint forces with nonprofit partners like Safe Kids Worldwide, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the American Red Cross, to create a checklist of potential hazards found modern homes.
Our current homes present quite a few risks that previous generations didn’t have to deal with. Items like handled electronics, cell phone chargers in just about every outlet, charging cords (choke hazards), present safety risks for our little ones that can easily be attracted by all of these items.
According to a recent Nationwide Make Safe Happen survey of more than 1,000 parents with children under 13 years of age, nearly 7 in 10 parents (equivalent to 69%) agree that they could do more to keep their children safe in the home, and the same percentage agrees that they need more updated information on today’s child safety issues.
Perhaps the biggest danger found in our homes nowadays, is the flat-screen TV. The tip-over risk for these large (massive at times) heavy flat screen monitors is quite big, and although a gruesome thought, it could easily fatally injure a small child.
What you can do
Last but not least, you can download the Make Safe Happen app on your mobile phone, and join the conversation using the #MakeSafeHappen hashtag.
Remember, whether you have one or 10 kids, you can never overlook the safety of your home! Have a happy Safe Kids Day!