Safe Kids Madison Area is led by American Family Children's Hospital, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to help keep kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.
The PKO Podcast is brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Each episode is approximately 15 minutes and discusses topics like “App of the Week,” tips for combating online child exploitation, bullying and healthy online habits. Download or listen at ProtectKidsOnlineWI.gov or through iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast player.
This Safety Center offers educational materials on improving child well-being, nutrition, access to medical and dental care, preventing injuries, and more. Families can ask trained staff questions about child safety.
The American Academy of Pediatrics' HealthyChildren.org Safety & Prevention section connects you to information to help keep kids safe. Topics include fire safety, dog bite prevention, backyard safety, over-the-counter medications, backpack safety, bicycle safety and more.
Secure firearm storage is an essential part of home safety. With more guns in more homes due to an unprecedented surge in gun sales over the past two years, it’s more important than ever for parents and caregivers to know how secure storage protects children. During the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a rise in unintentional shootings by children and gunfire on school grounds. And in 2020, gun suicide among children ages 17 and under reached the highest rate in more than 20 years and firearms became the leading cause of death among children in the United States. Storing firearms securely can help prevent these tragedies and keep kids safe.
The Be SMART campaign was launched to raise awareness that secure gun storage—storing guns locked, unloaded and separate from ammunition—can save children’s lives. Be SMART emphasizes that it’s an adult responsibility to keep kids from accessing guns, and that every adult can play a role in keeping kids and communities safer.
4.6 million children in the us live in a household with at least one loaded, unlocked gun.
Don't let your child be one of them.
Firearms are the leading cause of death for American children and teens.
Firearm - 2,270
Motor Vehicle - 2,159
Cancer - 1,407
Suffocation - 1,023
Congenital Anomalies - 817
Youth who wish to participate in protest activities should be aware of their rights and responsibilities when engaging in civil disobedience.
Various provisions of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protect our freedom of speech, our right to assembly peaceably, and our right to petition government for change.
The First Amendment also protects our right to join others to collectively share a message or protest. The First Amendment, however, does not protect a few narrow categories of expression. The First Amendment does not protect "incitement," which means speech intended and likely to cause imminent law-breaking. For example, the First Amendment does not protect a speaker who urges an angry crowd to immediately attack someone or destroy their property. The First Amendment does not protect "true threats" directed against a particular person who would reasonably perceive in their message a danger of violence.