CSN Blog

resourceThis page displays all Children’s Safety Network’s (CSN) Blog, where CSN staff and guest bloggers discuss current child safety issues. The views in these posts are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the CSN.

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As we kick off the summer season, families enjoy more outdoor activities such as camping, cookouts, and outdoor celebrations that we want to keep safe and fun. While deaths and nonfatal injuries from fires and burns…

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Mental health challenges, including depression and anxiety, and previous suicide attempts are common risk factors in youth suicide; while access to mental health services serves as a protective factor against youth…

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Twenty percent of Americans, one in five, live in rural areas according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Rural areas are found in every region and corner of the country and make up 97% of land in the United States.i Rural…

Increased stress and isolation, more time online, and limited availability for adult monitoring during the COVID-19 global pandemic create a ripe context for youth cyberbullying – defined by the Centers for Disease…

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges in every corner of society – injury and violence prevention (IVP) has not escaped this disruption. At the Children’s Safety Network (CSN) we have been working closely with…

Carbon monoxide is a deadly, odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas often referred to as the “invisible killer.” It is released whenever we burn fuels such as gasoline, wood, natural gas, and oil. This gas can build up…

What is Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)? ​According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ([CDC], 2018), sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) refers to: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)…

This article originally appeared on edc.org: http://www.edc.org/how-child-drowning-can-be-prevented For many families, summer fun means trips to the beach, pool, or waterpark. But with statistics showing that drowning…

It can be hard for pre-teens and teens to know when a dating relationship is unhealthy. How can someone know what is “normal” in a relationship if they haven’t been in one before? When does “teenage drama” turn into…

In 2015, injuries caused 13,363 deaths in U.S. children and adolescents aged 0-19. In addition, injuries were responsible for 200,225 hospitalizations* and almost 7.7 million emergency department (ED) visits in this…

It’s that time of the year again. With so many new toys on the market, it’s easy for parents to forget toy safety in the rush to finish holiday shopping. The good news is that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission…

The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) has posted state-by-state injury data fact sheets for 2016 with analyses of childhood injury fatalities and hospitalizations, and each sheet has a rich compilation of timely,…

The CDC’s new data brief, Increase in Suicide in the United States, 1999-2014, finds that over the 15 years from 1999 through 2014, suicide rates increased for males and females ages 10-74. The brief notes that “the…

Is my child in the right car seat? Is it installed correctly? These are questions that many parents struggle to answer. This is also the theme of this year’s Child Passenger Safety Week, which takes place September 14-…

You've probably heard about E-cigarettes (Electronic cigarettes) through the news or perhaps you've even seen an advertisement with cartoon characters or a celebrity endorsement.  There are lots of issues under current…