Safety Resources

Administration for Children’s Services

Site contains lots of information on child safety including a video. Or call 311
www.nyc.gov/html/acs/html/child_safety/child_safety.shtml

McGruff

Great interactive site for kids, parents and teachers containing information, games and good advice about staying safe, including such topics as bullying, cyberspace, gangs, cycling and more.
http://www.mcgruff.org

New York City Department of Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Offers services for families related to lead poisoning, a serious risk for children in our community. Or call 311. To order materials or speak to an information specialist, contact the National Lead Information Center at (800) 424-5323
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/lead/lead.shtml

New York City DOT Child Car Seat Fitting Station

Offers a FREE inspection of an installed child safety seat by appointment; nine out of ten seats are not installed properly. Children’s bike helmets (mandatory in New York) can be checked for proper fit as well. In Manhattan call (212) 442-7672
www.safeny.com/seat-per.htm

New York State Quitsite

Secondhand smoke hurts children. Find a free smoking cessation programs near you.
(866) NY-QUITS (866) 697-8487
http://www.nysmokefree.com/newweb/default.aspx

Poison Control Hotline

Offers instant help if the parent is worried a child has ingested a poison (800) 222-1222

Safe Kids Worldwide

A group seeking to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer or children 14 and under. Information in both English and Spanish. Contains lots of tips for preventing injury.
www.safekids.org

Stay Safe

Site contains resources on internet safety and security for people of all ages.
www.staysafe.org

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

for parents who have questions about the safety of the products their children use, such as cribs and strollers. The USCPSC is committed to protecting the public from products that can injure children. Call or check out the website to find out if there have been recalls of any products or to report an incident or unsafe product (800) 638-2772. You may also e-mail info@spsc.gov.
http://www.cpsc.gov

Window Guard Safety

For families with young children living in or visiting one’s home, the landlord is usually required to install window guards. Call 311 for more information or (877) 692-3647 to lodge a complaint. To obtain information on installing window guards or a copy of the law or educational materials, call the Window Falls Prevention Program at (212) 676-2162