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Do I Really Need Drone Insurance?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s a drone. The gift your child just opened this past holiday. Freshly unwrapped and ready to fly, it’s one of thousands of new drones that will fill the skies in 2016. You didn’t think about it beforehand, but now that the drone is out of… Read more »

How Safe Are School Buses?

Is Your Child Really Safe on the School Bus? Call it naiveté, or perhaps simple trust in the majority of people, but there are some things in life that one just expects to be safe. For many, sending their child off to school in a school bus, one of the most widely used methods of public transportation, is one of… Read more »

Children Across the U.S. Harmed by Detergent Pods

Attractive Packaging May Make Detergent Pods More Dangerous Seemingly harmless and fantastically convenient at first glance, detergent pods may in fact generate more danger than meets the eye. A recent study of data from Poison Control Centers from 2012 through 2013 suggests that the attractive and inconspicuous packaging of the pods may draw children to them…. Read more »

Take the “Pool Safely” Pledge this Summer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4. This summer the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking children and parents, alike, to take a pledge to “Pool Safely” in an effort to spread awareness around pool safety. Pool Safely is an ongoing… Read more »

7-Year-Old Boy in Florida Electrocuted by Pool Light

A 7-year-old boy from North Miami died after being electrocuted by an improperly wired light in his family’s backyard pool, a Florida news outlet reported. Calder Sloan jumped into the water to race a family friend across the pool — toward the end with the faulty light. His friend exited the pool shortly after jumping in… Read more »

Halloween Safety Tips for Children and Adults Alike

Halloween is an exciting time for millions of kids and parents across the country, as costumes come out in full force and candy abounds in every direction you turn. What usually makes for a fun-filled night of trick-or-treating for many little ones may quickly become dangerous if both parents and children aren’t careful. According to… Read more »

Children Who Play One Sport Have Higher Injury Risk

Sports can be a great after-school activity for children. They facilitate regular exercise, improve coordination and confidence, and can provide opportunities for kids to have fun and socialize with others. But unfortunately, due to the physical nature of most sports, participating isn’t always all fun and games. Injuries happen. And, according to new research from… Read more »

Help Keep Children Safe On the Road

An alarming statistic from the National Highway Transit Safety Association: In 2011, each day, close to two children under the age of 13 were killed and 338 were injured as a result of motor vehicle crashes. That’s a huge number. And of those who died, more than a third were either not wearing seat belts… Read more »

Pool Fun Turns Tragic

A fun day in the sun turned tragic this past Friday. A 9-year-old boy was pulled from an apartment swimming pool when he jumped into the deep end. Emergency workers performed resuscitation at the scene, but the boy was pronounced dead at WakeMed Hospital on Saturday morning. Water activities are fun and enjoyable, but require extra… Read more »

Water Safety and Infants

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for young children. ISR’s Self-Rescue training helps keep your infant safe because it teaches them water survival skills. Children ages six months to one year learn to roll onto their back and float when water… Read more »