Safe Kids Cobb County
Committed to reducing and preventing injuries to children through education and the provision of safety equipment to families in need. With the help of our lead agencies, Cobb & Douglas Public Health, we host safety education events and distribute safety equipment throughout our county. Safe Kids also works to keep children safe while riding in cars by offering child safety seat installation assistance and education.
Accidental Childhood Injury
In the United States and in Georgia, accidental injury is the #1 cause of death among children ages 14 and under.
When a child dies or is seriously injured, the lives of the families and entire communities are changed forever. Around the world, a child dies from an accidental injury every 30 seconds. Millions of other children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.
These injuries don't have to happen. The important thing to remember about injuries is they are preventable. They often occur in predictable ways and can be completely avoided with the right education, awareness and planning.
Safe Kids Buckle Up
Safe Kids Buckle Up (SKBU) educates about the proper installation and use of child restraints as well as safety in and around the car.
3 out of 4 car seats are installed improperly. Make sure your precious cargo is riding safe by making an appointment with Safe Kids Cobb County and clicking on "Book Now".
Fire Safety programs focus on demonstrating and educating about simple modifications parents can make within their households in order to prevent serious fires, burns and scalds. Smoke detectors are often distributed to encourage fire safety.
Water Safety programs aim to prevent drowning by distributing life jackets as well as educating about water safety at the pool, water park and open water.
Bike Rodeos and helmet distributions inform both parents and children on how to properly fit helmets, inspect bikes and adhere to general safety measures.
Safe Kids Walk This Way and Take Action Against Distraction teaches safe behavior to motorists and child pedestrians and creates safer, more walkable communities. Pedestrian Safety Task Forces work to create safe communities for child pedestrians by making environmental improvements to high-risk locations.
Home safety programs intersect with several other programs including burn and drowning prevention. Other programs focus on poisoning, falls, sleep, dog bite prevention, toy safety, safe sleep practices, suffocation and choking awareness.
Youth Sports Safety
These programs teach youth, parents and coaches about appropriate and properly fitted sports gear to avoid injuries as well as dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, return to play practices and concussion prevention.