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WHO Highlights Devastating Global Impact of Drowning

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 1:27 pm | Safekids

The global drowning report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 372,000 lives are lost each year to drowning. Safekids Aotearoa, as a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, has joined the worldwide effort to focus more attention ... More >>

Are you at risk of running over your kids?

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:55 am | Safekids

Spring is an exciting time for Kiwi families. With the cold winter months a fading memory, parents are eager to get the kids out of the house to enjoy the warmer days. Spring however brings with it a number of injury risks—one of the most serious ... More >>

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Kids

Friday, 16 May 2014, 11:04 am | Safekids

Whether you’re out and about braving the elements or keeping snug at home, don’t let winter fun turn into a safety hazard. Follow these cold weather safety tips from Safekids Aotearoa. • Keep kids in child restraints till they’re 148cm tall. Driving ... More >>

Dark Days: Driveway Safety Reminders for Autumn, Winter

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:24 pm | Safekids

Safekids Aotearoa reminds parents of toddlers and young children to be extra vigilant around driveways during these shorter days and longer nights. More >>

Medical awareness to reduce button battery injury risk

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 2:04 pm | Safekids

The Battery Controlled partnership was launched in New Zealand today to help raise awareness among parents and medical first responders, such as paramedics, practice nurses, GPs, A&M and hospital emergency department staff, on a little known issue ... More >>

Caltex Boosting Safety

Monday, 7 October 2013, 11:21 am | Safekids

New law requires children to remain in booster seats until their seventh birthday • Caltex offering 10% off the price of all child car seats purchased at The Baby Factory with exclusive voucher More >>

Dads: Are you at risk of running over your kids?

Friday, 30 August 2013, 11:54 am | Safekids

September is an exciting time for Kiwi families. Spring is in the air and Father’s Day is also celebrated this month. September however brings with it a number of injury risks--one of the most serious is driveway run over injuries. More >>

Advocates applaud restraint law, but push for education

Friday, 28 June 2013, 4:31 pm | Safekids

Child safety advocates today acknowledged that the new car seat law requiring kids to use an appropriate child restraint up to their 7th birthday is a positive step forward in keeping children safe on New Zealand roads. More >>

Incorrect car seat installation putting Kiwi kids in danger

Wednesday, 16 November 2011, 12:59 pm | Safekids

Many New Zealand parents are incorrectly using child car restraints—and are unknowingly putting their children at risk in the event of a road crash. To help address this issue, the Minister of Transport and Safekids New Zealand today in Parliament launched ... More >>

Summer ‘Trauma’ Season Highlights Child Safety Risks

Thursday, 27 January 2011, 2:37 pm | Safekids

Summer is an exciting time for Kiwi families. With the days longer and sunnier, it offers an excellent time for trips to the beach, bush, and a variety of outdoor activities. Summer however is also called the “Trauma Season” among medical professionals ... More >>

Trampoline Safety This Summer

Friday, 22 January 2010, 1:40 pm | Safekids

The popularity of trampolines has seen them literally spring up in backyards across the country, offering hours of fun and a good form of exercise to Kiwi kids. Injuries however are common and Safekids advises parents to take extra care when letting their ... More >>

Gift Buying Tips for a Safe Christmas

Friday, 20 November 2009, 12:05 pm | Safekids

Picking the right gift for the kids, family and friends can be quite challenging. This holiday and summer season, show that you love them by treating them with gifts which they can enjoy and at the same time, help protect from injuries at home, at ... More >>

Gift Buying Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

Thursday, 19 November 2009, 4:59 pm | Safekids

Picking the right gift for the kids, family and friends can be quite challenging. This holiday and summer season, show that you love them by treating them with gifts which they can enjoy and at the same time, help protect from injuries at home, at ... More >>

Simple Steps @ Home can Save a Lifetime of Injury

Saturday, 12 September 2009, 2:08 pm | Safekids

According to ACC more than 130,000 children were injured in their homes last year. These unintentional child injuries at home cause pain and suffering that sometimes have lifelong impact on children and their families. More >>

Safekids Calls On Government To Invest In Safety

Thursday, 11 December 2008, 12:37 pm | Safekids

Following today’s international release of The World Report on Child Injury Prevention, Safekids New Zealand and other global child safety organisations are banding together and calling for Governments to recognize unintentional childhood injuries as a major ... More >>

Shopping Tips for Safe Toys

Monday, 8 December 2008, 12:39 pm | Safekids

December is the busiest gift-buying month of the year, and kid’s toys are usually #1 in the shopping list. To be a responsible Santa, how do you know that the toys you plan to buy are safe? More >>

Family Water Safety Tips This Summer

Monday, 1 December 2008, 3:58 pm | Safekids

Summer is here, and its time to take the togs out and hit your favourite swimming spot. Safekids New Zealand and WaterSafe Auckland wish families a fun-filled and injury-free summer, with safety tips to keep your children safe in, on and around ... More >>

Celebrate A Burn Free Guy Fawkes

Tuesday, 4 November 2008, 1:51 pm | Safekids

Safekids New Zealand, with the support of the New Zealand Fire Service, is advocating for a fun and colourful Guy Fawkes celebration this November, burns free with safety guidelines for families and children. More >>

Parents To Children: No Helmet, No Bike

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 4:38 pm | Safekids

NO helmet, NO bike. This is the safety message Safekids New Zealand wants parents and caregivers to teach their bicycle-riding children in preparation for the new school term. More >>

Children Now Safe from Caustic Dishwashing Powders

Monday, 2 July 2007, 2:55 pm | Safekids

New Zealand homes just became safer for young children as dangerous highly caustic dishwashing powder formulations were forced off supermarket shelves yesterday. More >>

 

 

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