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: booster seats
Children who have outgrown their harness-style seats are usually too small to safely use regular seat belts alone. Use booster seats for older children until they reach 4’9” (57 inches).
Outreach week: September 15-21, 2019 (National Child Passenger Safety Week)
Suggested hashtag: #TheRightSeat
Complete LIBRARY of Toolkits
This section will be updated with new toolkits and resources as they become available.
Booster seats before belts: Many children are moved to seat belts too early.
Amusement rides are not regulated as closely as you may think. Learn how to keep your child safe before they get on a ride.
ATVs are powerful, complex machines. Think twice before you allow your child to ride.
If swallowed, button batteries can cause serious injury or death in as little as two hours.
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.
Demonstrating good driving habits will show your children that you take safety seriously.
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.
Each year, National Teen Driver Safety Week brings attention to teen car crashes, which are a leading cause of death for teens in the United States.
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.
Shopping cart injuries are more than pinched fingers. Learn how to prevent your child from a serious head or neck injury before you shop.
Thousands of children end up in the hospital every year due to sledding injuries. Keep your child on the hill by preparing ahead of time.
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.
Every three weeks in the U.S., a child dies from a TV tip-over, and hundreds more are injured.
Unintentional injuries still account for 40% of the child deaths in the United States—more than any other cause.
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.