Outdoor Safety

Make the most of your family time outdoors with these ideas for being safe at the pool, on the bike path, and more.

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U.S. Coast Guard Rescues 'Brave Little Girl' from Inflatable Raft After She's Swept Out to Sea

"She did a great job of staying on her raft that was not a lifesaving device and could have easily tipped over at any moment," the Coast Guard said.

What Parents Need to Know About Blue-Green Algae Poisoning

If swallowed, blue-green algae can cause serious gastrointestinal and respiratory problems. Here’s how to keep children and dogs safe when swimming in ponds and lakes, plus photos of toxic algae so you know what to look for.

Why Rip Currents Are So Deadly, and How to Keep Your Kids Safe From Them

Rip currents are fast-moving channels of water that can pull even experienced swimmers out to sea. Make sure every member of your family knows these rip current safety tips before spending a day at the beach.

More Outdoor Safety

How to Get Rid of Ticks in Your Backyard

With the right tick management strategies, parents can keep pets, kids, and yards safe and free from the harm of tick bites and tick borne illnesses. Here's what the experts recommend.