Tag Archive: Safety

Choosing age-appropriate holiday toys

Staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center recently advised parents about things to consider when purchasing gifts for children. Choking hazards were at the top of the list – with physicians noting that children under 5 and especially those under 3 are at risk. If an object can fit inside a toilet paper tube, there…

Increasing internet safety

The European Parliament will adopt measures designed to increase the safety of children on the internet. Many youth spend a considerable amount of time online, and concerns about access to pornography, harrassment, and manipulation have led the EP Civil Liberties Committee to recommend that a program be developed to protect children. Proposed strategies include a…

FA024 – Anatomy of Streetproofing

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about streetproofing, abduction, and safety tips for children and their parents. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … or get your free subscription in iTunes. If you use iTunes, you can leave a review! Leave us a comment, or you can e-mail suggestions or questions to [email protected]….

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Supervision, Safety, and Caregiving

In a controversial study entitled,¬† ‚ÄúHousehold Composition and Fatal Unintentional Injuries Related to Child Maltreatment,‚Äù Bernard G. Ewigman, professor and chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Chicago found that children living in households with unrelated adults are six times more likely to die of maltreatment-related unintentional injuries, and two times…