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Child injury prevention messages in te reo Māori

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 2:11 pm | Safekids

A group of primary-school aged children in Auckland have helped create what may be a world first: child injury prevention social media videos in te reo Māori. Safekids Aotearoa has worked with this group of Māori language learners on the videos.It ... More >>

Make Your Home A Safety Zone Grant now open

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 12:27 pm | Safekids

If you work with families and whanau to promote child safety in the home, you are invited to apply for the ACC and Safekids Aotearoa Make Your Home a Safety Zone Grant. More >>

Driveway safety reminders for autumn and winter

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10:09 am | Safekids

According to Safekids, while child driveway runovers are more frequent in summer, they can also happen in autumn and winter. More >>

Back to School Safety Tips

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 3:51 pm | Safekids

Thousands of students are marching back to school next month. Safekids Aotearoa has valuable safety tips to keep children safe. For children More >>

Safekids unveils interactive exhibition on home safety

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 12:11 pm | Safekids

Safekids Aotearoa today announced the Safekids Safety Whare — a travelling exhibition that will visit 10 regions throughout New Zealand in 2017, to raise awareness about the leading injuries in tamariki; those that happen in the home. More >>

Gift buying tips: 6 safety questions to ask

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:36 pm | Safekids

Safekids Aotearoa and Retail NZ are reminding parents and grandparents to think about safety when shopping for Christmas gifts. More >>

World TV Day: Is your TV secure?

Monday, 21 November 2016, 12:35 pm | Safekids

Today is World TV Day—and Safekids Aotearoa is reminding parents to secure TVs to the wall to prevent them from falling onto and crushing children. In New Zealand, one child every month is hospitalised with serious injuries after being crushed by ... More >>

5 Pokémon Go Safety Tips from Safekids

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 4:39 pm | Safekids

Are the kids on the hunt for a Bulbasaurus, Charmeleon or (gasp!) Zygarde? Whatever Pokémon they are after, make sure they follow Safekids Aotearoa’s Pokémon Go hunting safety tips to make sure the kids are Pi-ka-chu (alright). More >>

Unintentional Child Injuries Declining

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 11:36 am | Safekids

According to Safekids Aotearoa’s recently released report Child Unintentional Deaths and Injuries in New Zealand, and Prevention Strategies, overall unintentional injury death rates have declined by 19% between 2001 and 2010. Leading causes of ... More >>

5 Tips to Keep Driveways Injury-Free this Summer

Friday, 8 January 2016, 1:51 pm | Safekids

The spring and summer months are traditionally the deadliest time for driveway run overs. But the good news is that there has been no reported driveway run over deaths in 2015. Help us keep 2016 that way. More >>

Christmas gift buying tips: 6 safety questions

Monday, 14 December 2015, 2:54 pm | Safekids

Shopping for children’s gifts is a serious business. Not only do you need to think about what a child wants or needs, but you also need to weigh the risks that could be attached to your choice. Safekids Aotearoa encourages parents to ask these six ... More >>

Brave Mums Front Driveway Safety Campaign

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 3:17 pm | Safekids

TWO Kiwi mums whose children were tragically run over on a driveway are fronting a new campaign with child safety organisation Safekids Aotearoa to help prevent more deaths and serious injuries. More >>

New Zealand’s Child Injury Stats Revealed

Monday, 8 June 2015, 12:49 pm | Safekids

Close to 40,000 children in New Zealand were admitted to hospital due to preventable injuries over a five year period (2008-2012). Safekids Aotearoa has created infographics of recent unintentional and intentional child injury statistics available for each ... More >>

Quads Bikes Not for Under 16s

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 11:14 am | Safekids

Safekids Aotearoa strongly supports recommendations made in a report released today highlighting the dangers posed by quad bikes when ridden or controlled by children who are under 16 years of age. More >>

Don’t Let the Fun Stop This Summer: Playground Safety Tips

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 12:15 pm | Safekids

Summer is finally here, and it’s time to head to the playground and park. Safekids Aotearoa and Starship Foundation want every child to be active this season and avoid unnecessary stays in hospital. More >>

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 >>