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New! Teenage driver/passenger safety download (PDF format).

Infants and toddlers

Whether they are sleeping most of the time, or crawling around getting into everything, here are some links to help you out:

Use a crib? Be sure to take a look at
Crib Safety Tips.

Crib or no crib, see why
Soft Bedding May Be Hazardous to Babies.

Updated! Here's a Guide to Childproofing Your Home that discusses 12 safety devices that can help make your home safer for small children.

School-age children

Focus on School Violence

With all the recent headlines about school violence and school shootings, there's a lot of talk about prevention. Here are some comprehensive guides for parents, students, teachers, principals, coaches, law enforcement, and the community at large that emphasize a proactive approach to preventing school violence:

Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools (204 KB)

A recent set of reports by the United States Secret Service helps to shed additional light on the subject of school violence. These reports are listed below. The reports are in Adobe PDF format. As with the report above, these reports should be helpful for parents, students, teachers, principals, coaches, and law enforcement.

United States Secret Service Safe School Initiative Reports:

Interim Report on the Prevention of Targeted Violence in Schools.

Threat Assessment: An Approach to Prevent Targeted Violence

Threat Assessment: Defining an Approach for Evaluating Risk of Targeted Violence

Assessing Threats of Targeted Group Violence: Contributions from Social Psychology

Protective Intelligence & Threat Assessment Investigations "A Guide for State and Local Law Enforcement Officials"

Any age child

Air Bags are one of the best safety innovations ever developed. But to use them effectively and safely, you need to be informed. Check the links below.

If you have kids, take a look at this article on
Kids and Air Bags.

Also, see the air bag links in
Auto, Highway, and Traffic Safety.

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