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Safety Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids

Safety Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
Comprehensive safety themed activities including fire, traffic, 911 etc. ideas for children of all ages including toddlers, preschoolers & kindergarten kids
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Children left unattended in cars - Kidsafe Victoria

Children left unattended in cars - Kidsafe Victoria | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
Kidsafe, the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia (CAPFA), was established in 1979. We are an independent, non-profit, non-government charitable foundation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional death, injury and associated disability to children. Kidsafe operates at national, state and regional levels in cooperation with a variety of stakeholders including government, industry, schools, hospitals, the media, community groups, voluntary organisations and individuals. Kidsafe has helped reduce the childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 50 percent. Working together, we can do much more for kids everywhere. Join our effort at kidsafevic.com.au.
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Playground danger: Injury the biggest killer of Australian children, report finds

Playground danger: Injury the biggest killer of Australian children, report finds | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
Phoenix's face was blue with asphyxiation when she was found hanging from her necklace that had snagged on a slide.
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Without mandatory safety standards, indoor trampoline parks are an accident waiting to happen

Without mandatory safety standards, indoor trampoline parks are an accident waiting to happen | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it

While some indoor trampoline parks operate to a high safety standard, others don't, and there's nothing compelling them to lift their game.


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Guide to combat childhood injury and death

Guide to combat childhood injury and death | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
Child safety and health experts have launched the Child Safety Good Practice guide, aimed at reducing childhood injury and death.
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More Head Injuries Reported for Babies in Stroller Accidents

More Head Injuries Reported for Babies in Stroller Accidents | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
Most of the injuries occurred when children fell from a stroller or carrier or when they tipped over.

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Laundry detergent pods particularly dangerous for children

Laundry detergent pods particularly dangerous for children | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it

By Reyna Gobel(Reuters Health) - A new study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, has compared the dangers of laundry pods and standard laundry detergent and found that exposures to the pods are more likely to land a child in the hospital."

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Parents warned of risk for severe burns

Parents warned of risk for severe burns | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it

SURGEONS have warned about the potential dangers of steam vaporisers to children, particularly toddlers, who are at risk of significant burns.


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Coma, deaths: More children harmed by eating laundry pods

Coma, deaths: More children harmed by eating laundry pods | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it

Numbers of young children sickened by laundry detergent pods on the rise, new study shows.


Despite repeated warnings about the dangers to young children from laundry detergent pods, calls to poison control centers continue to rise, a new study shows. Researchers found an increase of nearly 20 percent in reports of children putting the brightly colored packets into their mouths, with serious and sometimes even fatal consequences, according to the study published in Pediatrics Monday.

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Kidsafe - Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia | Home

Kidsafe - Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia | Home | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
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Both these mothers forgot their babies in hot cars. They were fatal failures of memory, not of love.

Both these mothers forgot their babies in hot cars. They were fatal failures of memory, not of love. | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
"I prayed and I prayed to God to take me instead, to please, please not take him..."
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Car seats are for traveling, not sleeping

(Reuters Health) - In a new study of young child deaths in sitting devices like car seats, swings or bouncers, most were due to asphyxiation by improper positioning or strangulation in straps. Using these
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This Simple 2-Minute Test Helps Parents Spot Children's Concussions

This Simple 2-Minute Test Helps Parents Spot Children's Concussions | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it

A quick and simple test can identify concussions in children as young as 5 with an astonishing rate of success, according to a new study. So why aren’t people talking about it more?

 

The King-Devick test, as it’s called, was originally developed in the 1970s as a way to detect dyslexia. But a new study out of New York University's Langone Concussion Center and published in the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology has found convincing evidence that it can also detect when athletes of all ages suffer a concussion -- and that it can do so even better than other commonly used tests.


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Using a baby capsule too long can be dangerous: Video - Kidspot

Using a baby capsule too long can be dangerous: Video - Kidspot | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
We've heard about how important rear-facing is, but do you know just how dangerous it is to leave your baby in an infant restraint for too long?
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Child injuries cost Australia $2 billion over 10 years, experts call for national prevention plan - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Child injuries cost Australia $2 billion over 10 years, experts call for national prevention plan - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
Bumps, scrapes and even broken bones are a common feature of many children's lives, but child health experts are concerned that the number of child injuries is not falling.
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Alby Fox Davis: Mum reveals bouncy ball that caused son’s death

The heartbroken family of Alby Fox Davis say false accusations about his death only exacerbate their pain.
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Jump in trampoline park injuries sparks calls for mandatory standard

Jump in trampoline park injuries sparks calls for mandatory standard | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
Hundreds of children across Australia are ending up in hospital emergency departments after sustaining injuries, including broken necks, at trampoline parks.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, February 15, 6:51 PM

In light of this boy's injury, perhaps a mouth guard is needed on trampolines?

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Errors in child car seat use putting lives at risk, experts warn

Errors in child car seat use putting lives at risk, experts warn | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
Experts say the number of potentially fatal mistakes in how child restraints are fitted or installed hasn't improved.
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Health Minister issues Mystical Fire warning

Health Minister issues Mystical Fire warning | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick said the four children admitted to hospital were released overnight.

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It's called 'delayed drowning.' Here are 4 key warning signs plus the single best way to prevent it.

It's called 'delayed drowning.' Here are 4 key warning signs plus the single best way to prevent it. | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
It's all over the news, but don't panic. Just learn how to spot the signs.
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IKEA safety warning after third child killed by toppling Malm chest of drawers

IKEA safety warning after third child killed by toppling Malm chest of drawers | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
Furniture giant says it has no plans to issue a recall of its Malm chest of drawers.
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Why kids get hit by cars - Association for Psychological Science

Why kids get hit by cars - Association for Psychological Science | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
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Getting hit by a car is the third leading cause of death for kids 5- to 9-years-old, and kids up to age 15 make up a disproportionate number of pedestrian casualties worldwide. It’s not hard to think of reasons for this scary statistic: Children are easily distracted and don’t always pay attention, and they are also smaller, so they’re more likely to sustain fatal injuries when they are hit. But there may be another, even more basic, reason for this childhood peril: Kids simply don’t see the cars coming.
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60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a Year

60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a Year | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it

Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases, report says. Toddlers are at greatest risk for medicine poisoning. Kids aged 1 to 2 years account for 70 percent of ER visits for medicine poisoning, the report said. Parents and caregivers of toddlers need to be sure to store medicine where toddlers cannot reach them, Carr said.

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Calls for mandatory swimming lessons in school

Calls for mandatory swimming lessons in school | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
The family of a little boy who drowned at Seaford Beach has joined a coroner in calling for compulsory swimming lessons for primary school students. Jackie Quist reports.
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Coroner calls for drain safety review after boy's drowning

Coroner calls for drain safety review after boy's drowning | DHS child injury prevention | Scoop.it
NT Coroner recommends regular inspections of Palmerston's drain system after a boy's death.
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This report has specific recommendations by the coroner about what the government needs to do to improve the situation and reduce deaths from pipes and drains.

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