SafeKids.com | Digital citizenship, online safety & civility Kids and Bicycle Safety Safe Riding Tips Before using your bicycle, make sure it is ready to ride. You should always inspect your bike to make sure all parts are secure and working properly. Remember to: Wear a Properly Fitted Bicycle Helmet. Many bicycle-related crashes resulting in injury or death are associated with the bicyclist’s behavior, including such things as not wearing a bicycle helmet, riding into a street without stopping, turning left or swerving into traffic that is coming from behind, running a stop sign, and riding the wrong way in traffic. Rules of the Road – Bicycling on the Road Bicycles in many States are considered vehicles, and cyclists have the same rights and the same responsibilities to follow the rules of the road as motorists. Go With the Traffic Flow. Sidewalk versus Street Riding The safest place for bicycle riding is on the street, where bicycles are expected to follow the same rules of the road as motorists and ride in the same direction.
Meteorology WiredSafety: the world's largest Internet safety, help and educa Internet Safety Almost all children today have access to the Internet through schools, libraries, community centers, or their home. And most 8 to 18-year-olds, 74 percent, have Internet access from their home computers according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Not only do more children have access to the Internet than ever before, but they are using it more, too. Many schools incorporate the Internet into their curricula and encourage online research for projects. But that’s not all kids are doing online. They also email, chat with friends through instant messenger and in chat rooms, play games, create websites and web blogs, and just surf the ‘net. Even as kids grow savvier in their use of the Internet, it can still be a dangerous place. Information about Internet Safety Mind What You Do OnlineGeneral Internet safety guides for adults and kids. Tips for Parents Social Networking Safety Tips for ParentsA list of tips that parents should follow to keep kids safe online
Child Passenger Safety | Safe Kids Worldwide Did You Know? Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among children ages 1 to 19.Children ages 2 to 5 who use safety belts prematurely are four times more likely to suffer a serious head injury in a crash than those in child safety seats or booster seats.Of those children ages 12 and under who died in vehicle crashes in 2011, 31 percent were unrestrained.Children should ride in the back seat until they are at least 13 years old. Working For Change One of the greatest achievements in child injury prevention has been in child passenger safety. Safe Kids hosts child restraint inspection events across the country. Find a Safe Kids child restraint check-up event near you. Mobile Car Seat Checkup Vans Safe Kids also has more than 125 Mobile Car Seat Checkup Vans serving families across the United States. Inspection Stations Safe Kids coalitions operate about 500 permanent child passenger safety inspection stations throughout the United States. Public Policy Partners
Incredible shots of snowflakes in an electron microscope Hydrologists study the snowflakes' composition to understand their effects on ecosystemNaturally occurring snowflakes are collected outside Maryland research center and shipped in By Nina Golgowski Published: 02:55 GMT, 20 August 2012 | Updated: 15:20 GMT, 20 August 2012 Photographed using a specialized microscope whose viewing stage is chilled to -170C, scientists in Maryland are showing a whole new side to what's caught on the tip of our tongues. Using a low-temperature scanning electron microscope, researchers at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center have captured an astonishing new view on naturally-occurring snowflakes. Shipping in the samples collected from snow banks or during fresh snow fall from around the country, the researchers study their composition for their effects on our ecosystem. Scroll down for video Full-frontal: These unique images captured with a low-temperature scanning electronic microscope capture show a side to snowflakes rarely seen before
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