Kids. They are masters of chaos, and they are our everything. For parents, guardians, and caregivers, keeping them safe is a daunting task and our number one priority. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries happen, and the most recent available statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are sobering.
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death among children and teens in the United States.
Emergency departments treated more than 4.1 million children and teens for accidental injuries in 2020.
More than 7,000 children and teens died from unintentional injuries in 2019.
Although perfect safety is an impossible goal, you can significantly reduce childhood injury risks by following basic child safety practices. This guide provides critical recommendations, resources, and guidelines for keeping kids of all age groups safe in different environments.