Preteen Safety

10–12 Years

Kids this age are spending more time on their own and more time outside of the home. While it’s important that they have their freedom, it’s also important to teach safe behaviors. Talk to them about what to do in a fire, how to be safe on their bike and in the car, the dangers of misusing medicine, and to be careful when in and around the pool.

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Poison Prevention

5 Toxic Products to Put On Your Watch List

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Helmet Safety: WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU’RE ON WHEELS

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Kids on Bicycles: Riding Safely

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The Right Bike: Size, Brakes, Wheels, and More

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The Safer Ways To Skateboard And Scoot

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Burns & Scalds: Surprising Dangers, Simple Tips

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What To Know About Wheelie Shoes & Skates

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Strollers: Every Kid’s First Ride

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Running And Wheeling: How To Jog With Strollers

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Bunk beds: Knowing Their Risks

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Child sitting on deck doing homework

Decks and Porches: Safety in Your Outdoor Space

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A group of children walk down a driveway

Driveway Safety: Protecting Kids From Car Back-overs

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Young girl and boy enjoy a jumping in a bounce house

Bounce Houses: The Safe Way to Play

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Household Poisons: Out of Sight, Locked up Tight

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Halloween: Staying safe on the spookiest day of the year

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Lead Poisoning: Take The Extra Steps To Avoid It

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A young girl eats a spoonful of food.

Choking: Small Objects That Pose a Big Danger

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A girl swims with her dad

Swim Safely: Water Safety Starts Here

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A father talks to his children near a fireplace

Fire Safety: What to know. What to do.

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Home Fire Drill: Have you practiced with your family?

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A hand adjusts a smoke detector on the ceiling

Home Smoke Alarms: Your First Line of Defense

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Protecting Kids from Common Farm Hazards

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Farm Animal Safety: Slow and Steady

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Keeping Kids Clear of Hazardous Materials on the Farm

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A mother looks at a bottle of pills

Medicine Safety: The Right Dose of Caution

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A man adjusts a Carbon Monoxide detector on the ceiling

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Sounding The Alarm on a Silent Killer

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Girl in pool with green goggles

Keeping Your Swim Area Safe

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STRANGULATION RISKS: WINDOW CORDS AND OTHER STRINGS

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Safety on Your Phone