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Safe Kids Child Safety Programs


Pedestrian Safety:

Safe Kids Walk This Way
Walk This Way occurs on International Walk Your Child to School Day the first Wednesday in October. The main goal of the program is to increase students walking or biking to and from school. Road safety instruction, encouraging healthy lifestyles and increasing parent involvement are important aspects of this program.

The Safe Routes to School Program 
This program's goal is to make it safer, easier and more fun for children grades K through 8 to walk or bicycle to and from school. Funding and Administration for Florida's Safe Routes to School Program is provided by the Florida Department of Transportation. More detailed information can be found at http://srtsfl.org/.

School Safety Committees
Safe Kids members and FedEx volunteers work with school administrators, parents and other advocates to establish School Safety Committees. The committee meets throughout the academic year to plan activities that reinforce pedestrian safety for children, enforce traffic laws in school zones and pursue changes needed to make school environments more pedestrian-friendly. Our coalition can introduce other safety information to students and parents through these committees. The result is a strong relationship among the school community, FedEx and Safe Kids Tampa.

Be Seen on Halloween
This safety program is directed at school age children and parents. A child is 4 times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween night than any other nights. Educational events are held at schools and in the community.

Bicycle Safety:

Adult Community Bicycle Rodeo Course
This is held at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa. Upon completing this course the participant will be able to borrow the bike rodeo equipment when needed. This occurs with outside agencies and PTA members that are interested in bike rodeos at their school.

SK-Ready to Roll Community and School based Bicycle Safety Skills Course for Children
This is a safety program developed to teach children the basic rules of the road. Bicycles and equipment are provided as well as Staff and Volunteers. 

Safe Kids Splash into Safety
Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 4 and under. Our coalition has been working with the Hillsborough Water Safety Team since 2004 to prevent unintentional drowning for all children. We have been able to work with the local YMCA and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay to get swim lessons to those in need.

Safe Kids Buckle Up
Safe Kids Tampa offers community car seat classes. Our free car seat inspection classes are held at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital throughout the month. These classes are for caregivers that want to learn how to properly install and use their car seats correctly. For information or to register for any of our car seat classes please call (813)870-4747.

Safe Kids Week
In Tampa, Safe Kids Week reaches thousands of households every year through efforts that include family fun events, public relations and education initiatives. In years past the safety focus has ranged from child passenger safety to bike safety.

Toy Safety
Please visit http://www.cpsc.gov/  for up to date Product Recalls and to sign up for recall emails, click on Sign up for Email Announcements.



St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa • 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. • Tampa, FL 33607 • (813) 554-8500