Firework Safety Quiz
Firework Safety Quiz

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  • Always have a bucket of water and hose nearby.
  • Children should never be allowed to light or handle fireworks.
  • Sparklers cause more injuries than any other type of firework.
Is my child ready for social media?
Is my child ready for social media?
  • For most social media accounts, children should be 13 or older and be mature enough to make good choices online.
  • Commit to being proactive about your child’s use of social media.
  • Talk to your children about what is appropriate on social media and how to stay safe.
Eight Ways to Get Your Kids (and Yourself) Into Biking
Eight Ways to Get Your Kids (and Yourself) Into Biking

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  • Biking is a great fitness activity for all ages, and Utah has a rich cycling community.
  • Family bike riding is not only possible the whole family, but an excellent way to bond and foster a love of fitness.
  • Teach children the rules of the road for safe cycling.
Summer Safety Tips
Summer Safety Tips

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  • The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest for children and adolescents.
  • In the U.S., motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury-related death for ages 5 to 24.
  • Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 4, and ranks third for children 19 and under.
Why do good parents leave their children in hot cars?
Why do good parents leave their children in hot cars?

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  • Leaving your baby in the car on a hot day for even a few minutes is enough to cause heatstroke.
  • Parents are more likely to forget their children when their habit memory system suppresses their prospective memory system.
  • Don't assume you are immune to mistakes, set in place a reminder for when your child is in the car with you.
Utah Car Seat Safety: What You Need to Know
Utah Car Seat Safety: What You Need to Know

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  • Car seats can reduce the chance of a fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for children ages 1 to 4.
  • Infants under 2 should remain in a rear-facing car seat and children under 8 years of age need to be in a car seat or booster.
  • Learning how to properly install and use your child's car seat makes it more effective.
Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract
Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract

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  • Guidelines for children and parents to follow to avoid Covid-19.
  • Many parents don’t talk to their kids about safety every Halloween.
  • Use a Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract as a memorable and effective way to remind children how to be safe.
Childproofing the Garage, Storage Areas, and Yard
Childproofing the Garage, Storage Areas, and Yard

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  • Potential dangers are not just inside the house but in the surrounding storage and outdoor areas as well.
  • Tools, chemicals, fertilizers, and fuels are all hazards in the garage that should be safely stored away.
  • Outdoor areas are the leading cause of accidental drownings, major burns, and falls. 
Childproofing the Living Spaces and Laundry Room
Childproofing the Living Spaces and Laundry Room

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  • Crawling around a room on your hands and knees is the best way to find potential hazards.
  • Teaching caution about what children shouldn't touch is as important as ensuring there are not any safety issues in a room.
  • Safeguards should always be in place for anything with water and electrical when childproofing your home.
Childproofing Your Bedrooms
Childproofing Your Bedrooms

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  • Ensuring furniture and equipment meets safety standards is an important step for childproofing your child's room.
  • Scanning your bedrooms for choking hazards and moving them out of reach can help protect your child.
  • Securing medicine and firearms is an essential part of childproofing your home.

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