Other Health & Safety Resources
Child safety is not restricted to NJ parents so we have provided many resources that go beyond the Garden State. However, we also have included local chapters or NJ-based organizations as much as possible.
Product Safety & Recalls
Safe Kids USA - product recalls, safety tips and more
US Consumer Product Safety Commission - product recalls
Kids in Danger (KID) - product hazards and recall information
Consumer Watch - product hazards, safety concerns and recall information
Baby Center - searchable recall database
Keeping Babies Safe - nonprofit organization offering crib and sleep safety resources, safety tips, and product recall information
Child Safety Designed for Kids
ParenthoodNJ's List - safety activities, coloring pages and more for kids in preschool through elementary school
Ready Kids - FEMA's activities for children to help them get ready for an emergency
Sesame Street - Lets Get Ready! campaign including videos and activities for kids to be prepared in an emergency
Sparky the Fire Dog - offers games & activities for kids including: Sparky Says Search for Safety (even young kids can do this if they can use a mouse), Sparky's Eye for Safety (a hidden pictures activity for kids)
General Health & Safety Resources
HealthyNJ - links & information provided by University of Medicine & Dentistry (UMDNJ)
NJ's Dept of Children & Families - safety campaigns including summer safety
Discovery Health - health section of the Discovery Channel's website
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
National Center for Health Statistics - run by the CDC
Parenting & Pregnancy - section of WebMD
National Vaccination & Information Center - a national, non-profit educational organization advocating the institution of vaccine safety and education on diseases & vaccines
American Red Cross - information on several safety issues including emergency preparedness tips, choking
National Fire Protection Association - lots of fact sheets & information beyond fire safety including carbon monoxide poisoning & safety videos on various topics; also Risk Watch Lesson plans including: crossing the street safely, swimming safety & bike helmets
American Medicine Chest - find drop-off locations to safely dispose of unwanted & expired medicine
Fire Prevention & Safety
Fire Safety Resources - ParenthoodNJ's compilation of general resources & kid-friendly learning activities & games
National Fire Protection Association - lots of fact sheets & information
Some organizations offer a child ID and/or safety kit for free or a nominal fee.
New Jersey Department of Children and Families - offers a variety of services for children and families including Adolescent Services, Centralized Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline, Child Welfare Training Academy, Child Protection and Permanency (formerly Youth and Family Services)
Association for Children of NJ - ACNJ has advocated for policies and programs that improve the lives of children and families in New Jersey.
Safe Kids Southern NJ - a chapter of Safe Kids Worldwide, dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury – the #1 killer of children ages 14 and under in the United States.
NJ Sex Offender Registry- offers a search for registered sex offenders although it is not a complete database
Children's Safety Network - a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence
Child Help - a non-profit organization whose mission is to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - resources and tips for protecting children
Polly Klass Foundation - offers tips for parents and you can order a free child safety kit which includes an email reminder feature to remind you to update your child's photo. You can volunteer to distribute missing children posters.