- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 9, 2002

Books

• "Child Safe: A Practical Guide to Preventing Childhood Injuries," by Dr. Mark A. Brendenburg, Three Rivers Press, 2000. Written by a physician, this book covers safety on the playground and at the pool.

• "The Safety Book for Active Kids: Teaching Your Child How to Avoid Everyday Dangers," by Linda Schwartz, Learning Works, 1995. Parents and children can read together to learn about bike safety and safe behavior at school. This book is designed for youngsters 4 to 8.

• "The Compete Idiot's Guide to Child Safety," by Miriam Bachar Settle and Susan Crites Price, Macmillan, 1999. This is a general guide to family safety.

Associations

• National Safe Kids Campaign, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C. 20004. Phone: 202/662-0600. Web site: www.safekids.org. This national advocacy group has many tip sheets and statistics on all areas of child safety, including bicycles, water, playground and automobile safety.

Online

• The National Safety Council, a nonprofit group, has general safety information on its Web site (www.nsc.org).

• The nonprofit Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute has bicycle safety facts, articles and statistics on its Web site (www.bhsi.org).

• The International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History tracks shark attacks, has statistics on shark attacks and tips on avoiding one. The museum is on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. Visitors can check the statistics on its Web site (www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Sharks/sharks.htm).

• The American Cancer Society's Web site (www.cancer.org) has tips on how to avoid skin cancer.


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