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CSN Blog

Welcome to the CSN blog where CSN staff and guest bloggers discuss current injury and violence prevention issues relevant to your work. The views expressed in these posts are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the Children's Safety Network.

Why Car Seats Matter

Mother and child in car
Sep 2014
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-...

The Spike in E-cigarette Poisonings

image of ER
Jul 2014
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...

New Research on the Science behind Teen Dating Violence and What Educators and Public Health...

holding hands
Feb 2014
In recognition of Congress’ designation of February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, CSN is pleased to provide this blog post centered around the critical issue of teen dating violence. In the past 12 months,...

When Parents Talk about Prescription Drug Abuse, Kids Listen (with Infographic)

When Parents Talk about Prescription Drug Abuse, Kids Listen
Jan 2014
This blog post and infographic originally appeared on the Promote Prevent blog and has been reposted on CSN's website with permission. The infographic is at the bottom of the page. In the age of smartphones, teens are...

Tips for Choosing Safe Toys for Children this Holiday Season

girl playing with toys
Nov 2013
With Hanukah starting on November 27 and Black Friday creeping into Thanksgiving Day in many states this year, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Stores and toy manufacturers offer an overwhelming selection...


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