Kids Safety

Keep your kids safe with these great tips for childproofing your home, preparing your kid for weather emergencies, and more. Plus: Why the internet can be a dangerous place for your kid.

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How to Talk to Your Teens About Online Scams
When using the internet, kids and teens can be lured into scams that cost them money, their identity, or their reputation. Read our guide for tips and resources to promote online safety.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Road Safety, According to the Department of Transportation
The government official spoke exclusively with Parents.com about the Department of Transportation's first-ever National Roadway Safety Strategy and how parents can talk to kids of all ages about staying safe on the roads.
Parents Share Codes Their Kids Text When They Want Help Out of Troubling Situations
After a mom shared on Reddit that her child uses the hot dog emoji to let her know they're in need of help, other parents chimed in with their experiences and applause.
Kids as Young as 11 Are Becoming Addicted to Online Gambling
What are the odds your tween or teen has been exposed to gambling marketing messages? Research shows it's pretty high—even though the legal age for gambling in the U.S. is 18 or 21.
Instagram Announces New Parental Supervision Tools and 'Family Center' Safety Hub
To protect its youngest users, Instagram has released new features that address screen time management, safety, digital wellness, and more.
'Dads on Duty' Prove Parent-Led Initiatives Are Effective Alternatives to Police in Schools
Black parents have an antidote for a prison pipeline that is directly linked to in-school policing. Why haven't we followed their lead?
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Concert Safety
Experts offer tips for talking to kids about the Astroworld tragedy and how to stay safe at concerts.
Youth Sports & COVID-19: The Want, the Will, and the Hope to Play
Youth athletics are essential for the physical, emotional, and social well-being of our children. They can continue safely, even during a pandemic, and it's up to parents, coaches, and educators to make that possible. We pay tribute to one high school that has worked diligently to maintain its sports programs, in spite of shut-downs and quarantines, and share resources and tips to model their determination in your own community.
3 Car Safety Features That Are Definitely Worth The Upgrade Costs

With countless car safety features available, how do you dig through and prioritize what's needed (and worth the cost upgrade) for your family's safety? Here are three that are worth the money.