Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Injury Prevention and Child Safety

Safety information and resources for families to help keep kids safe

Babysitting Safety

The Safe Sitter® class for teens ages 11-14 teaches them the safety skills necessary for babysitting, including CPR. We also provide information for parents on the information your babysitter should have before you leave the house, and how to decide when your child is ready to stay home alone without a sitter. 

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

Bicycle safety tips include making sure children wear a properly fitted helmet, are visible to drivers and understand the rules of the road. Pedestrian safety tips include using crosswalks and knowing how to stay safe in areas without sidewalks. We also participate in Safe Routes to School, Bike to School Day and International Walk to School Day.

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Motor Vehicle Safety

We offer car seat checks, classes and other resources for families to make sure they learn to use a car seat properly for children of all ages. You’ll also find information on when and how to use a booster seat, and tips for parents, pre-teens and teens of driving age on safe driving strategies including seat belt use and preventing distracted driving.

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Toy Safety

Toy safety tips help families know what hazard to avoid, including choking hazards and other risks, and what to look for in choosing safe toys. You’ll find additional resources on toy safety and toy recalls.

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Water Safety

Water safety information helps families stay safe in and around water, including pools; lakes, ponds and other bodies of water; and water around the house, like bathtubs. We provide information on the layers of safety measures families should use at home to keep kids safe from drowning.

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Supporting Child Safety in the Tampa Bay Area

Safe Kids Florida Suncoast is a coalition of health and safety experts working together to decrease the number of preventable childhood injuries in the region. Learn more on our Safe Kids Florida Suncoast page about the coalition and how you can get involved.

Safe Kids Florida Suncoast

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Fireworks Safety in the COVID-19 Era

Fireworks can be dangerous, with even sparklers burning at 1,500 degrees. Patrick Mularoni, M.D., offers tips for parents on helping kids enjoy fireworks in a safe way this Fourth of July.

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Preventing Kids from Drowning

Patrick Mularoni, M.D., provides tips for parents and caregivers on pool safety.

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On Call: Talking With Your Kids about Social Media

Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D., and Petra Vybiralova, Florida Suncoast Safe Kids supervisor give parents some tips to keep their kids safe on the internet while using various apps and finding the right balance of being online and offline.

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Safety Tips for Walking, Running and Cycling

Use these tips while you’re getting some fresh air with the family on a walk, run or bicycle ride.

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Home safety tips for parents

Safe Kids supervisor Petra Vybiralova explains how to go room by room to spot potential safety hazards and create a safer space for your family.

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