Kids Safety Alert Day: All Day Thursday

Keeping your kids safe

Kids Safety Alert Day is Thursday, April 24 on WPTV, NewsChannel 5.   It’s a special event to cover issues that affect your children’s safety and security.

Our coverage of these important issues will appear Thursday in every newscast as well as comprehensive coverage on as well as on our mobile apps for your tablet and smartphone.

We’ve teamed up with Safe Kids Palm Beach County and the former Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to bring awareness to the things that can harm your kids around your home. We are also providing useful ways to keep them safe.

“Safe Kids Palm Beach County is dedicated to preventing accidental injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the U.S.,” said Kelly Powell, Program Director of Safe Kids Palm Beach County. “We are so excited for this partnership with WPTV NewsChannel 5 for Kids Safety Alert Day to be able to share this life-saving information.”

Most people think that drowning is the top killer of children in Florida. And while accidents by water kill what amounts to classrooms full of children under the age of 5, there’s another preventable problem that’s killing more children in Florida. In 2013, 160 children died because of an unsafe sleeping environment.  Our Kids Safety Alert Day will cover both of these important safety issues. We’ll have details about free and inexpensive ways to protect your children in both situations.

“It’s every parent’s first priority to keep our kids safe,” said Mike Garber, News Director of WPTV NewsChannel 5.  “We want parents to know they can count on us to provide the important information they need.” 

Parents may know many of the obvious ways to childproof their homes, but we have uncovered the top 5 hidden hazards in the home. We’ll have a live demonstration during our 5 p.m. news showing those hidden hazards and the steps you can take to prevent injuries.

“What we’re doing is saving kids’ lives and keeping them safe from hidden hazards in the home,” said Ann Brown, the former Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

"Safety tips like these are of vital importance to all families in our community," said WPTV Station Manager Lloyd Bucher.  "And the most important thing we do here is serve the community – at all times and on all platforms.   It is for this reason that we have teamed with some of the very best folks to bring you this valuable information." 

WPTV News Channel 5 wants everyone to share concerns and tips about safety by joining the conversation on our Facebook page and on Twitter, using the hashtag #WPTVSafeKids.

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