Kids Safety

Keep your kids safe with these great tips for childproofing your home, preparing your kid for weather emergencies, and more. Plus: Why the internet can be a dangerous place for your kid.

Dry Drowning: Know the Signs

It sounds scary: A child can seem fine after getting out of a pool or body of water but then start to have trouble breathing an hour -- or up to 24 hours -- later. You'll worry a whole lot less once you know the signs of submersion injuries, and how to prevent them.

Warning: Essential Oils Are Poisoning More and More Kids

Don't assume just because essential oils are naturally derived they can't cause your child serious harm.

10 Natural Remedies for Sunburns

Honey, milk, and oatmeal aren't just for breakfast -- they're also used in home remedies for sunburn relief.

8 Life-Saving Water Safety Rules Every Parent Needs to Know

More than 600 children drown every year. But you can help bring down this tragic number. We'll show you how to make nearly every body of water--from your bathtub to the beach--a whole lot safer for your family and friends.

How to Prevent Child Identity Theft

Safeguard your child's future by learning how to stop identity theft before it happens.

Uh-Oh, the EWG Probably Doesn't Like Your Favorite Sunscreen

In the Environmental Working Group's new sunscreen report, 75 percent of the 750 products they reviewed weren't up to par.

5 Summer Safety Rules to Teach Your Child Now

Kids have a much higher risk of injury this time of year, but you can teach them to look out for themselves with these tips from the Shriners Hospitals for Children campaign.

Keeping Kids Hydrated

Make sure your children get plenty of liquids to stay healthy and active this summer, and help them develop good hydration habits for a lifetime.

6 Best Sun Umbrellas and Sun Shades

Sunny day? Let your kids have fun outside while staying safe from harmful rays with these shade-makers.

How to Talk to Kids About Sex

Can't talk about the birds and the bees? Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," gives you the matter-of-fact ways to talk about sex.

How to Talk to Kids About Sexual Abuse

It's important to explain the signs of sex abuse. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," recommends ways you can help your child to protect her body.

Sun Care 101: The Basics of Sun Safety for Kids

Just one blistering sunburn in childhood can double your little one's lifetime risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Young, sensitive skin is especially vulnerable to damaging rays, so protect your child by being sun-care savvy.

Parents Don't Know as Much About Water Safety as They Think They Do

New research shows we still have serious misconceptions about how to prevent drowning.

What to Do if Your Child Gets Lost

No parent imagines losing sight of her kid -- until it happens. Prepare your child on how to keep safe if she gets separated from you, and learn the fastest ways to find her.

Unthinkable: Toddler Dragged Away by Alligator at Disney World Resort

Here is the latest on the still-developing tragedy unfolding at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Child Abduction Facts

Some important information about kidnappings in the U.S.

A Shocking Number of Kids Suffer Traumatic Brain Injuries at the Playground

A new study finds the number of kids treated for traumatic brain injuries suffered at the playground has increased significantly.

Choosing the Best Life Jackets for Kids

Keep your kids safe and secure in all types of water situations, such as boating and swimming, with our tips for choosing U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets.

Sun Protection Clothes for Kids

Don't just rely on sunscreen alone for sun protection! Check out our top picks for swimsuits, shirts, and accessories to provide the extra coverage your kids need to stay safe in the sun.

Best Apps and Products to Prevent Cyberbullying

Protect your child from unwanted bullies in cyberspace. See the tools that will guard your kid's online safety.

How to Talk to Kids About Strangers

Stranger danger is old-school thinking. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," explains the new ways to help your kids stay safe.

How To Keep Kids Safe from Rip Currents

Dr. Peter Wernicki of the American Red Cross demonstrates how to identify dangerous rip currents.

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