posted Feb 4, 2016, 6:37 AM by Belinda Dizon   [ updated Apr 7, 2016, 8:05 AM ]

Safe Kids Week is an annual public awareness campaign designed to raise awareness about the frequency and severity of preventable childhood injuries, which are the leading cause of death. It is initially began in 1993 from the academic research on child unintentional injury. The first initiative of SKP was a comprehensive approach in researching problems encountered by children as they walked to school. A survey called the “walkability” check was used to access the walking environment of the children in public schools. The project proved the need for more interventions to make the environment safer for children. Prevention of childhood injuries, including road traffic, drowning, falls, poisoning and burns.


Moreover, the Safe Kids Week theme for 2015 is promotion and awareness of cycling and road safety in communities. In relation to this program, Puerto Rivas Elementary School celebrates Safety Kids Weeks. In order for the pupils to gain knowledge about their securities and safety, teachers of PRES enlighten the child from the importance of caring oneself. Orienting them the significance of walking to school and to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.

                                                                                                                                Prepared by:

                                                                                                                                KAREN M. ORTIZ