Risk Watch is the first comprehensive injury-prevention curriculum for children aged preschool - eighth grade. Risk Watch was developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) with co-founding from Lowe's Home Safety Council in collaboration with a distinguished coalition of national safety experts, the private sector, and safety advocates. It is designed to help families create safer homes by teaching skills and knowledge to make positive choices about their personal safety.
Each of the following topics are covered:
Bike and pedestrian safety
Choking, suffocation and strangulation prevention
Fire and burn safety
Firearms injury prevention
Motor vehicle safety
A few bumps and
bruises are an unavoidable by-product of a healthy childhood. But most
serious injuries are not inevitable. Traffic injuries, drowning, fires,
scalding, choking, poisoning, and falls are not random accidents. They
are preventable. With education, motivation, and the support of caring
adults, children can learn to be safer.
Our commitment to this
goal is crucial. Every year in the United States, one-quarter of all
children 14 and under are hurt seriously enough to require medical
attention. Each time a child is injured or killed by a preventable
accident, everyone suffers, including the child, the family, classmates
and friends, and the entire community.