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.
Most Recent Toolkit: Playground safety
Most playground injuries are caused by falls. Keep your child safer by choosing a playground with safe surfacing under and around equipment.
Outreach date: April 24-30, 2017
Suggested hashtag: #playgrounds
Complete LIBRARY of Toolkits
This section will be updated with new toolkits and resources as they become available.
Car crashes continue to be a leading cause of death for children in the U.S.
Scalds from hot food or drinks are one of the most common burns requiring hospital care for children under age 5.
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.
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.
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.