Safe Kids of Virginia  

Education Information

Safety videos

Watch these educational videos about bicycle and pedestrian safety.

In English

Cycling safety

Pedestrian safety

In Spanish

Cycling safety

Pedestrian safety

red bike helmetBack-to-school

Pedestrian and bicycle-related injuries remain leading causes of unintentional injury-related deaths among children. In Virginia in 2004, 8 children ages 1-14 died as pedestrians or cyclists and 189 were injured severely enough to be hospitalized. This number does not include the minor injuries that were not reported or were treated in a pediatrician’s office.

This fall send your kids back to school, out to play or trick-or-treating with the safety skills they need to survive.

Explore the links below for safety tips and activities:

two children rollerbladingBicycle and helmet safety

Pedestrian safety

School bus safety

Holiday safety tips

The following provide links to several holiday safety tips from Safe Kids Worldwide.

Safety Tips

Safe Kids Worldwide offers safety tips in a number of areas — from cars and bikes to fire, falls and water hazards. Visit their website for more information.

Tools and Resources

The National Safe Kids Campaign has a catalog of resources — videos, brochures, magazines and other materials that are an integral part of their unintentional childhood injury effort. Check them out online.

Safe Kids also encourages pedestrian safety for Virginia’s citizens. The National Pedestrian Safety Campaign can provide information and a tool kit to help promote a campaign in your area. The Partnership for a Walkable America sponsors Walk to School Day — a Safe Kids event — as well as offering a variety of resources and materials to make walkers everywhere more aware of safety concerns.


 
Children's Hospital of Richmond
VCU Health System
Safe Kids Virginia
401 N. 12th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23298-5917
Phone: (804) 628-2077
Fax: (804) 827-1748
E-mail: cmillerhobbs@mcvh-vcu.edu
Updated 09/23/2011
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