These toolkits were created by Prevent Child Injury and other partners, each addressing a different child safety topic. Each toolkit is released to support a week-long campaign to raise awareness of the issue and provide parents and caregivers with clear, concise messaging about preventing that type of injury. After the campaign week, toolkits remain available for use in your outreach efforts.
New toolkit: Button battery safety
The number of children experiencing serious medical damage or death from button batteries continues to rise.
Outreach date: November 13-19, 2017
Suggested hashtag: #buttonbattery or #buttonbatteries
Complete LIBRARY of Toolkits
This section will be updated with new toolkits and resources as they become available.
An alarm is the only way to know if there are dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in your home.
Car crashes continue to be a leading cause of death for children in the U.S.
Every 86 seconds, a home fire breaks out in the U.S. Could your family get out in two minutes or less?
Scalds from hot food or drinks are one of the most common burns requiring hospital care for children under age 5.
Highly-concentrated laundry detergent packets are more poisonous than traditional liquid or powder detergent.
In 2014, the poison help line received more than 2300 calls about contact with liquid nicotine for children younger than 6 years—that’s an average of 7 calls a day.
Nine out of every 10 poisonings for children ages 12 and younger involve medication errors or unsupervised children taking medicine on their own.
Most playground injuries are caused by falls. Keep your child safer by choosing a playground with safe surfacing under and around equipment.
In the summertime in the U.S., a child drowns in a portable pool every 5 days.
Data from the CDC shows that more than 600 babies die each year from suffocation—that’s an average of about 2 children each day.
In the U.S., car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens ages 15-19 years.
Teens are more likely than younger children to be killed by a vehicle. When was the last time you talked to your teen about walking safety?
Toy-related injuries send a child to a U.S. emergency department every three minutes.
In the past 20 years, the number of injuries from TVs falling on children has doubled.
Unintentional injury—the leading cause of death and acquired disability for children—is predictable and preventable.
Every day, about 9 kids younger than 5 years are treated in a U.S. emergency department for injuries from window falls.
Every 25 seconds, a young athlete suffers a sports injury severe enough to be treated in an emergency department.