Child Health & Safety News 4/16: Sesame Street Autism Kickstarter

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Safety News: YouTube Is Improperly Collecting Children’s Data, Consumer Groups Say Under the guise of young kids aren’t legally supposed to be on YouTube Google is collecting data on minors

Welcome to Pediatric Safety’s weekly “Child Health & Safety News Roundup”- a recap of the past week’s child health and safety news headlines from around the world. Each day we use social media to communicate relevant and timely health and safety information to the parents, medical professionals and caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we overlook something, but overall we think we’re doing a pretty good job of keeping you informed. Still, quite a bit happens every day – so to make sure you don’t miss anything, we offer you a recap of this week’s top 20 events & stories.

  • Mom’s Viral Post Highlights the Possible Dangers of Car Seat Accessories using 3rd party accessories not approved by the car seat mfr – (strap covers, head rests) – can put your baby at risk in an accident! 2018-4-15
  • Hundreds of AAP members urge Congress to protect children from gun violence 2018-4-14
  • Researchers To Find Why More Children Have Kidney Stones It’s now more common than diabetes…. 2018-4-14
  • Don’t miss our Twitter Chat this Wednesday, 4/18 at 2 pm EST to raise support for HeadStart and Early Head Start. 2018-4-14
  • What’s the Best Way to Treat Mental Health Problems in Kids? Psychology Today looks at benefits of offering mental and behavioral health intervention in pediatrician’s offices 2018-4-14
  • Up to 30,000 Flint kids to get screened for effects of lead in their drinking water 2018-4-14

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week:
Sesame Street wants to expand its work with autism awareness and is turning to Kickstarter for the first time to help do it
The campaign will fund an autism initiative to tackle bullying prevention

  • Tomorrow Morning at AMC, Sherlock Gnomes is Sensory Friendly 2018-4-13
  • Does Daycare Influence How a Child Performs in Grade School? 2018-4-13
  • Hand-washing 101: Kill Germs, Don’t Spread Them – Thurs Time Capsule – 04/2011 2018-4-12
  • Teens and Tattoos: How to Make Sure Your Teen is Safe 2018-4-7
  • Reading aloud, playing with young children may reduce hyperactivity 2018-4-11
  • Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day 2018! Every year on average 37 children die in hot cars in the U.S. You can help make a difference! 2018-4-11
  • April 1, Anthem health insurance -BCBS in many states – slashed the amount durable medical providers will receive for the breast pumps they provide to mothers from $169 to $95. The pumps mothers can access will be of a lower quality 2018-4-10
  • AdoptUsKids Tips For Supporting A Child With Trauma History 2018-4-10
  • Kids with regular health care less likely to have life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis 2018-4-10
  • Musings on “having it all” by a Dr. Mom 2018-4-9
  • How Important is it to Treat Your Child’s Tooth Decay? 2018-4-9
  • Tuesday Night at AMC, Ready Player One is Sensory Friendly! 2018-4-9


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