Child Safety

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Many latchkey kids remember their time fondly, even though they wouldn't leave their own kids alone.

By Dave Roos

Local law enforcement agencies along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recommend that all kids have and carry identification cards.

By Maria Trimarchi

Forty percent of all injury-related ER visits and 42 percent of all injury deaths happen between May and August. We can avoid almost 90 percent of these accidents by educating ourselves and our kids on how to stay safe while enjoying summer vacation.

By Maria Trimarchi


Facebook has something for just about everyone. It's a great place to make friends. Parents and grandparents use the site. Plus there are all kinds of games. Is there a place for the younger set on Facebook, too?

By Jonathan Strickland

YouTube has experienced explosive growth over the past few years, and so has the amount of time kids spend online. Can you let your child enjoy the site without worrying about what he or she sees?

By Stephanie Crawford

Halloween should be fun and spooky -- not outright scary or filled with accidents, disasters and paranoia. How can you minimize the risks that pop up on Halloween evening?

By Julia Layton

Home is a place where children need to feel safe, but it's also a veritable disaster zone of potential hazards. What are 10 simple ways to keep your kids safe at home?

By Marie Willsey


Childhood accidents are numerous and range from the less common, yet nightmarish car accidents and child abductions to equally dangerous, more commonplace playground and pool accidents. Learn about child safety tips.

By Alvin Eden & Elizabeth Eden