A child’s home is where they will spend much of their lives. It’s where they’ll eat, sleep, play, and where they’ll hopefully grow into a healthy adult. It's also where most child injuries take place. Every year across the United States, children are sent to the emergency room from home accidents, and several thousand kids will die from these injuries. Your child is many thousands of times more likely to be harmed by the things inside your house than they are to be injured by community predators. In fact, to put things in perspective, your television in and of itself is around 40 times more likely to kill your child than any registered sex offenders in the neighborhood. Yet in spite of these basic facts, many parents spend more time worrying about unlikely dangers outside the home while often neglecting hazards that exist right under their own roof.
Child safety starts with an awareness of the dangers. So to that end, we've gathered an assortment of news briefs about child accidents in the home. These stories will give parents a better idea about the range of risks and the various ways in which home accidents take place.