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 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.
 

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Expanding Injury Prevention Efforts

Johns Hopkins All Children’s has worked to reduce preventable childhood injuries in the Tampa Bay area for decades. When the COVID-19 pandemic presented new challenges, a dedicated group of injury prevention experts stepped up to meet them.

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The Dangers of Kids in Hot Cars

A car can heat up very fast, meaning as much as 20 degrees in 10 minutes. SafeKids supervisor Petra Stanton provides tips for parents on making sure children aren’t left in the car.

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Firearm Safety Tips

Carla Ramos, Community Service Officer with the St. Petersburg Police Department, and Petra Vybiralova Stanton, Safe Kids supervisor with Johns Hopkins All Children's, give parents some important tips and reminders to keep kids safe.

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Drowning Prevention Tips for Florida

Safe Kids Supervisor Petra Stanton reminds parents and caregivers of ways to keep kids safe around water.

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How Can You Prevent Poisoning in Kids?

March 21-27 is Poison Prevention Week. Petra Vybiralova Stanton, MSW, CPSTI, Safe Kids Supervisor at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, gives parents important tips to help secure items in your home to keep children safe.

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