KID Featured on 20/20 Special: #Recall Roulette

Recently, Kids in Danger’s founder, Linda Ginzel, and Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, were featured in an ABC 20/20 news special entitled Recall Roulette. In this piece of investigative journalism, 20/20 reporters examined the lack of oversight on children’s product safety and the limited steps being taken... Read More

Manage Your Child’s Online Privacy

Oaklee’s Guest Post by Amy Williams, former social worker specializing in teen behavioral health and parent of two teenagers.  At what age should you start considering setting digital boundaries for your child? While it may not seem necessary until the teenage years, you should be planning just... Read More

Guardian Angel Safety Outlet

Here’s a product from local Chicago entrepreneur Dan Masterson. The Guardian Angel Outlet is an easy-to-install shockproof power outlet that senses when a child’s hand is nearby and will shut down power in the outlet until the danger is gone. Dan hopes to make it the first of... Read More

Winter Swimming Safety Tips

Swimming is a great way to burn off energy and stay in shape over the winter. And no, despite what our moms told us, you can’t catch a cold from wet hair. According to Sara Batchelor, COO of Pro Swim Academy in Elk Grove Village, “Often... Read More

Keeping Kids Safe this Holiday Season

Oaklee’s Guest Post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director of Kids In Danger, a Chicago non-profit focused on improving children’s product safety.  The holidays are an exciting time for families. However, new toys and unfamiliar environments pose safety risks for young children that parents may not be... Read More

Youth Concussions

Did you know that the rate of youth concussions in U.S. high schools has more than doubled over the past seven years, yet many concussions remain undiagnosed. A concussion is a brain injury typically caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. You don’t... Read More

Sun and Heat Safety

Did you know that a child’s body heats up 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s body? It only takes a few short minutes before a child can become dangerously overheated. In just 10 minutes a car’s temperature can increase by 19 degrees – and... Read More

Make a Deal to Be Safe this Spring Season

As the season turns towards warmer weather, families will traditionally store away their winter gear and re-organize with some old-fashioned spring cleaning. These clean-ups typically mean spring is also yard sale season, an excellent time to find great prices on interesting items. However, we here at... Read More

Shane’s Foundation

Here’s a local charity we think you should know about.   Shane’s Foundation It’s every parent’s nightmare to lose a child, and it’s even more traumatic when the death happens in your own home. Lisa Siefert lost her 2-year-old son, Shane, in 2011 when his... Read More

Tips for Safe Exercising in Winter with Pets

As winter approaches, fitness-loving pet-owners gear up for cold weather outdoor work-outs with their four legged friends. As it’s important that people get exercise year-round, the same goes for animals. However, there are dangers associated with the exercising in the snow, ice and cold, which could put a pet’s... Read More

Safe Kids Days

Every year around the world, a million families lose a child to a preventable injury. In fact, preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the U.S today. Safe Kids Days in April are dedicated to preventing childhood injuries.   Here are 7 easy... Read More