Injury Prevention

Summer Safety Through an Interactive Approach

Injuries remain the leading cause of death for children in the United States, however nearly all of them are predictable and preventable. For more than 20 years, Connecticut Children’s and Safe Kids Connecticut have hosted Safe Kids Day, a fun-filled learning day that raises awareness about summer safety so children know how to stay injury-free during summer months and throughout the year.

This year’s event returned to the front lawn at Connecticut Children’s main campus in Hartford. It took place in June and brought together 80 students in third through fifth grades from S.A.N.D. Elementary School in Hartford. During the event, children visited a variety of interactive stations to learn about fire safety, nutrition, bicycle safety, road safety, water safety and much more.

Participants in the event included the Hartford Fire Department, the Hartford Police Department, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, American Medical Response, Fat Attack, Watch for Me CT, Safe Kids Connecticut and the Connecticut Elks Association. Safe Kids Connecticut is grateful to the Connecticut Elks Association for their ongoing support of this program and injury prevention efforts benefitting children across the state.

Learn more about the interactive activities featured during Safe Kids Day.

Families that are not part of Safe Kids Day can also learn summer safety tips by visiting Connecticut Children’s Growing Healthy blog at and Safe Kids’ website Get tips on being safe near water and how to avoid playground injuries, among other important topics.

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