Safety Center

Preventing injuries saves lives

Injuries are the leading cause of death in children. The Children’s Safety Center provides information, education and awareness to prevent injuries. Children’s Wisconsin and its partners offer resources and support for parents, caregivers and professionals to help keep kids and teens safe and injury free. Many resources are available in English and Spanish.

Bikes and helmets

Wearing a helmet is the best way to reduce head injuries and death from bicycle crashes and other wheeled sports. Learn how to properly fit a helmet and stay safe on wheels.

Car and booster seats

Motor vehicle crashes are the number 1 cause of death among children age 19 and younger. Is your child's car or booster seat installed correctly? Do you know when it's safe to move your child to a seat belt? Make sure your child rides safely.

Keep immunizations up to date

Immunizations are important in preventing childhood diseases. Talk to your child's doctor about immunizations. The Wisconsin Immunization Registry allows you to check your child's immunization record online.

Proper handwashing keeps kids healthy

Handwashing is one of the most important things we can do to prevent the spread of infection. Make sure your child knows the proper way and most important times to wash his or her hands.

Treat concussions carefully

Concussions can be serious injuries with long-lasting effects. Learn the signs and symptoms and why appropriate diagnosis and treatment is so important.

Seasonal and holiday safety

Wisconsin is known for its beautiful seasons and ways to enjoy them outside throughout the year. From picnics and camping in summer to sledding and playing outside in winter and celebrating holidays, learn about the hazards and find ways to enjoy seasonal activities safely.

Teens and teen driving

Safety education doesn’t end as kids get older. Teens need reminders and have a unique set of injury risks. Children’s has a variety of resources to help parents guide teens as they become increasingly independent at home and as they learn to drive. Learn more here. 

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