Risk Watch Injury Prevention
Risk Watch is the first comprehensive injury prevention program available for use in schools. Developed by NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) with co-funding from the Lowe's Home Safety Council and in collaboration with a panel of respected safety and injury prevention experts, Risk Watch gives children and their families the skills and knowledge they need to create safer homes and communities.
Risk Watch is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. The curriculum is divided into five age-appropriate teaching modules (Pre-K/Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, and Grades 7-8), each of which addresses the following topics:
- Motor Vehicle Safety
- Fire and Burn Prevention
- Choking, Suffocation, and Strangulation Prevention
- Poisoning Prevention
- Falls Prevention
- Firearms Injury Prevention
- Bike and Pedestrian Safety
- Water Safety
For more information on Risk Watch go to the National fire Protection Association Website.
Another link to Child Safety is Safekids, a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under.