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Some 70,000 children will ride school buses this year in Lee and Collier counties. The deaths of two students, in two separate incidents, have put the spotlight on bus stop safety. Read more

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To keep kids safer on their way to school, follow these tips from the Florida Highway Patrol and Lee County Public Schools. Read more

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

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Drowning is the No. 1 cause of unintentional death in children 4 and younger. These parents are trying to change that. 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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A new app launched by Collier County Public Schools allows parents to track their child's school bus from departure to arrival. Read more

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Safe Kids Worldwide started a podcast to help parents support each other, learn from each other and realize we’re not alone in this crazy thing they call parenting. Read more

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You don’t have to wait for a special event to put together the information law enforcement would need in an emergency. The Dan McGuire Allstate Team in Cape Coral opened a year-round Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Center. 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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Local agencies are partnering to raise money for the new safety protocols after the death of 8-year-old Layla Aikens, who was hit by a pickup truck while waiting at her bus stop with her brothers Monday morning. Read more

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

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Eating healthy and being active now can help your kids live a longer, higher quality life later. 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

Parenting

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Hosting a party can offer an opportunity for a safe, supervised environment for your teen and their friends. 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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The School District of Lee County invites parents to three seminars in November and December about tobacco and vaping prevention. The rapid rise in teen e-cigarette use, called vaping, is now considered an epidemic by the FDA. Read more

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

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    Jax always wears a life jacket when on the water with his family in Southwest Florida.

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