April 27th, 2009
Keeping Kids Safe
By Sarah Colamarino, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Johnson & Johnson
One of the things I enjoy most about my job at Johnson & Johnson is working on programs that make a difference in people’s lives. An initiative that is particularly close to my heart is Safe Kids Worldwide. Over 20 years ago, Johnson & Johnson became the founding sponsor of Safe Kids WW, whose mission is to educate adults and children about how to prevent unintentional injury and death. As a mother of two children, keeping our kids safe has a special meaning for me.
This year, Safe Kids USA has just released the first-ever safety report that makes the connection between the different stages of a child’s development as it relates to unintentional injury. For years, Safe kids has been telling parents how to keep their children safe, but this year’s report highlights exactly when and why those precautions are essential. This report also offers safety tips in five leading injury risk areas: falls, recreational safety, burns and scalds, motor vehicle safety and poisoning.
For a copy of the report, or to view the safety tips according to a child’s age, check out the Safe Kids site.
I hope that you’ll take a moment to review this important information that could help save your own children or grandchildren from harm. We’ll keep you updated with important tips and hints throughout the year.
Have a safe summer!