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Safe Kids is a nonprofit coalition of agencies and organizations dedicated to eliminating preventable childhood injuries. Visit safekidsswfl.org.

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Sea Tow Foundation provides tips to keep youngsters safe and happy on the water. Read more

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Need a life jacket? You can borrow an extra life jacket from the Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Program, which now boasts over 550 life jacket loaner stations across the country. Southwest Florida locations are listed below. Read more

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I drove my 16-year-old son Zach to the football workout at his high school and made sure he had the gallon water jug he was known for carrying every day at school and practice. I said, “Love you!” He said, “Love you, too,” and he was gone. Read more

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Here’s a scary fact for parents: In the past month, an estimated 10 million kids younger that the age of 21 drank alcohol in the United States. That’s 10 million! Read more

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The smell of cookies baking in the oven or tasty sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for kids, but too many times, that temptation ends with burns and scalds that are preventable. Read more

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The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is offering two new courses that reflect Lee Health’s commitment to improve childrens behavioral health concerns. Read more

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ATVs can be fun, but injuries are on the rise. Follow these rules to keep your young rider safe. Read more

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Make sure your smoke alarms are strategically located to give your family the greatest chance of surviving a home fire. Read more

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I drove my 16-year-old son Zach to the football workout at his high school and made sure he had the gallon water jug he was known for carrying every day at school and practice. I said, “Love you!” He said, “Love you, too,” and he was gone. Read more

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Free water safety lessons aim to help prevent child drownings. Read more

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More young children drown in Florida than any other state. To prevent your child from being among the statistics, use multiple layers of protection. Read more

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Don’t be blasé with water safety. Children can drown within seconds, and a mere 1 inch of water is deep enough for an infant to drown. Read more

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The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, the Safe Kids Southwest Florida Coalition and community sponsors are hosting a Safe Kids Day on Saturday, April 27. Read more

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Experience is vital in preventing traffic crashes among young drivers. Read more

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Often advertised for their function “to help people get off cigarettes,” these high-tech and easily hidden devices can have a special appeal for teens. Read more

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Each year, more than 270,000 kids are treated in emergency rooms for injuries that occur on the playground. Safe Kids Southwest Florida offers tips to keep kids safe. Read more

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House fires pose a greater risk today than a few decades ago. Read more

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How to stay safe from seasonal poison mishaps. Read more

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Proper car seat installation doesn’t have to be difficult. Read more

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Here’s a scary fact for parents: In the past month, an estimated 10 million kids younger that the age of 21 drank alcohol in the United States. That’s 10 million! Read more

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Parents have an active part to play in keeping students safe. Read more

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Report highlights the dangers of swimming in open waters. Read more

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How to teach your kids to ride bicycles safely Read more

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    Special to SW FL Parent & Child

    Families learned about safety through fun activities at Safe Kids Day on April 27 at Page Field. Kids received free helmets, played games, got their faces painted and enjoyed food and music.

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    Families learned about safety through fun activities at Safe Kids Day on April 27 at Page Field. Kids received free helmets, played games, got their faces painted and enjoyed food and music. At one point, all the mascots in attendance, including McGruff the Crime Dog, Smokey Bear, Stewie the Duck, and Sunny and Sparkle from the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, performed the “Baby Shark Dance” song with the Cape Coral Sharks cheerleaders.

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    Special to SW FL Parent & Child

    Families learned about safety through fun activities at Safe Kids Day on April 27 at Page Field. Kids received free helmets, played games, got their faces painted and enjoyed food and music.

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