- Easier - Safety is
freedom from danger or harm. Everyone needs to know
how to act safely in dangerous situations. For
example, when riding a bike you should wear a
helmet and follow traffic rules.
- Harder - Safety
involves being careful in order to prevent an
accident or risk that could cause harm or injury.
Acting responsibly in dangerous situations can
sometimes save a life. For example, every family
should have a plan for escaping their house in case
of a fire. Other preparation involves safety
equipment such as using a safety device on a gun,
wearing a life preserver when boating, or wearing a
seat belt in a car.
- Safety should be considered whenever starting a
new activity. For example, when learning to ride a
bike, use a skateboard, or paddle a canoe, you
should learn the proper safe techniques.
- Prevention is an important element of safety.
For instance, many fires can be prevented by
following some simple guidelines such as not
leaving burning candles unattended.
- FEMA for
- This site teaches you how to be prepared for
disasters and how you can prevent disasters by
taking action now! You can also learn what
causes disasters, play games, read stories and
become a Disaster Action Kid.
and Safety at Disney's EduStation
- At this site you find a lot of
teacher-tested ideas and websites to explore on
several safety areas.
Page (U.S. Fire
- Here you find tips that can help you and
your family be safe from fire.
- More Fire Safety Sites:
- 2) Fire Pals http://www.firepals.org/KSN/index.htm
- 3) Fire Safety http://www.ou.edu/oupd/fslist.htm
- 4) Fire Safety http://www.llu.edu/lluch/safekids/SafeK6.html
- 5) Hot Spot (Florida State Fire College)
- 6) Kids Fire Safety Tips http://members.cruzio.com/~hoax1950/KidsFireSafetyTips.html
- 7) Preventing and Fighting Fires (World
- 8) Smokey Bear http://www.smokeybear.com/cgi-bin/rbox/fr.cgi
- 9) Sparky the Fire Dog http://WWW.SPARKY.ORG/
- Learn about bike, pedestrian, passenger,
fire, water, ad water safety. Also, find out
about preventing scald and falls. Gun safety and
poison prevention are also discussed.
- More Safe Kids Sites:
- 2) McGruff.org http://www.mcgruff.org/
- After visiting several of the
websites, complete one or more of these
- Make Good Choices. Read
Space: For Kids Only. Do you think you
would make good decisions about your own
safety? Why or why not? Create your own
slide show in KidPix or PowerPoint showing
safety in your life. Think about safety at
school, home, and play.
- Build a Safety Bulletin Board.
Read the book Officer Buckle and
Gloria. Use the Safe
Kids website to find safety tips. Put
these tips on large yellow stars and post
them on a bulletin board.
- Write a Safety Story. Read the
story of Sparky
the Fire Dog. Write your own story
about safety. It could be about fire,
boat, bike, weather, farm, water, ice,
sun, animal, or any other kind of safety.
Think about how an animal hero could be
part of your story. Be sure to include
facts about safety in your story.
- Sing a Safety Song. Listen to
Safety Songs and watch the videos.
Write your own safety song. Record your
song and send it to a safety pal at
- Create a Fire Escape Plan.
Following the directions at the
Escape Planning page to create your
own family plan. Once you have a plan, use
Hazard Page to make sure you've
considered each room in your house. Update
your plan as needed. Compare your plan
with other students. Read the article on
an Escape Plan for more
- Fire Safety Mural. Use the
following websites to learn about fire
prevention and safety: Fire
Home and Fire Prevention, Fire
Pals, and Fire
Safety. Create a mural of a community
that includes a home and school. Identify
areas on your mural that might contain
fire hazards. Create labels showing how to
- Make a Bike Safety Video. Use
the following websites to learn about bike
Safety and Safe
Bicyclist. Create a list of the most
important safety considerations. Create a
two minute video demonstrating bike
- Make a Safety Poster. There are
many kinds of safety. Choose a type of
safety from the Health
and Safety or Safety
Always for Everyone page. Use the
links to find out more about safety. Then,
create a poster showing the most important
safety rules. Share your poster with
- Demonstrate Boat Safety. Read
about boat safety at Boat
Safe Kids, Boating
Safety Tips, and Boating
Safety. Create a demonstration showing
how to use a piece of boating safety
equipment such as a life preserver or a
- Record Weather Safety Stories.
Learn about weather safety at Severe
Weather Awareness and Safeside.
Stories about people who have survived
lightning or electrical shocks. Also, read
Survivors. These are very powerful
stories. Interview someone who has had an
accident or survived a weather disaster.
Write their story. Get help for writing
and interviewing at Oral
- Conduct a Seat Belt Safety
Survey. Check out the Seat
Belt Room. Then read Fairy
Tales about Seat Belts. Conduct a seat
belt safety survey. Ask people whether
they use their seat belt every time they
ride in a car. Also, ask their age and
gender. Create a chart showing who uses
and don't use seat belts. Then, create a
poster to convince the people who don't
use seat belts about their importance.
Focus your poster on the people who use
seat belts the least.
- Make an Ice Safety Chart.
Explore ice safety sites: Basic
Ice Safety, Ice
Safety Tips, Ice
Safety, and Ice
Safety. How thick should the ice be to
feel safe? Create a chart or drawing
showing the different thicknesses of ice
and write about safety concerns for each
- Write an Internet Safety
Article. Is the Internet safe for
children and teenagers? What do you think?
Read information at the following
Tips for Kids, Child
Safety on the Information Highway,
Safety Kit, Safe
Surfin': Kids and Teens, Staying
Street Smart on the Web! at
Yahooligans, and Kids.Com
Internet Safety. Write an article for
parents about planning for use of Internet
with their children.
- Prepare for a Natural Disaster.
Are you ready for a disaster in your area?
How could you help during a disaster?
Create a list of potential disasters in
your area. Select one. Use the FEMA
for Kids for ideas about planning for
this type of disaster. Create a brochure
to share with teachers, parents, and
- Create a Calendar. Learn about
the special safety weeks during the year.
Create a calendar of these weeks. Choose
one event and plan activities. Explore the
following sites for ideas: National
Safety Awareness Week, Severe
Weather Awareness Week, Fire
Prevention Week, National
Farm Safety & Health Week,
School Bus Safety Week, and National
Safe Boating Week.
- Play a Game or Take a Quiz. Try
a safety game at Fire
Safety Game, Help
Sparky out, Smokey
Bear Games, or Fire
Safety Games. Take an Animal
Safety Quiz to find out if you would
be safe around animals.
- Complete a SafetyQuest. Adapt
or follow the instructions found at one of
these safety WebQuests.
- 1) Bear Facts http://www.mcm.edu/~donawayl/webquest/lesson-template1.htm
- 2) Bike Safety Webquest http://www.elko.k12.nv.us/scelem/Frontpage.html
- 3) Firefighter's Webquest http://www.ga.unc.edu/NCTA/NCTA/WebQuest/LHP/WebQuest/Index3.htm
- 4) Fire Safety Webquest http://www.hobart.k12.in.us/bcrouch/fire2/FSintro.html
- 5) Fire Safety Webquest http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/sessions/firesafety/
- 6) Fire Safety Webquest http://www.polk.k12.nc.us/pgrochow/safetywebquest.html
- 7) Lightning Safety Webquest
- 8) Safe Kid's Webquest http://www.ajsjh.ednet.ns.ca/safe_kids_webquestmain.htm
- 9) Safety Webquest http://www.monroe.k12.il.us/websites/blimestall/webquestcommunityhelpersandservices.htm
- 10) Safety Prevention Webquest
- 11) Tornado Webquest http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq61/
- 12) Weather Webquest http://www.sinc.sunysb.edu/Stu/brfranke/webquest/webquest1.html
- 13 Web Trails Webquest (Outdoor
- Websites By Kids For Kids
Safety Rage! (2000 ThinkQuest Junior
- Learn how to avoid danger when traveling
from home to school and walking along the beach
and near the water. For example, young children
should know how to cross the street safely, how
to contact emergency agencies and how to follow
directions without getting lost.
Strikes! (1999 Internet Challenge)
- This site provides general information and
some safety information for natural
Let the Web Catch You (1999 ThinkQuest
- This page was created to help children,
(adults as well), learn how to be safe on the
Internet. Here you find safety tips, a glossary,
information on viruses and dangerous parts of
Safety for Grades 3-9 (2000 ThinkQuest
- Learn more about the different aspects to
fire safety: the history of fire, the science of
fire, real life math problems involving fire and
health and safety around fire.
Always For Everyone (2000 ThinkQuest Junior
- This page is for kids to learn how to be
safe. This page has tips, a "parents' guide" and
a safety quiz to see what kids know about being
On The Go (1999 Internet Challenge)
- The purpose is to interest, educate, and
inform students about the varied aspects of
safety in different seasons of the year.
Safety (1999 ThinkQuest Junior Project)
- This site tells how to stay safe while
Alive! (2000 ThinkQuest Junior Project)
- This site describes the top five causes of
death among children. Learn basic safety rules
so you will not be a statistic.
- Lots More Sites
- Abandoned mines can be dangerous. This site
provides safety ideas for surface mines,
underground mines, and unauthorized areas.
Safety Tips: I Like Kids But...
- This slide show provides tips for being safe
- More Animal Safety Sites:
- 2) Preventing Dog Bites http://www.hsus.org/nodogbites/NDBPW_quicktips.html
- 3) Safety with Dogs http://www.co.montgomery.oh.us/Departments/AnimalShelter/safety.html
- 4) Safety Tips for Kids http://www.akc.org/love/dah/tips.cfm
- 5) Safety Tips for Kids that have Pets
- 6) Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals (SPCA) http://www.austinspca.com/spcasafety.html
- Find out when it's safe to walk on the ice
and what to do if you fall in.
- More Ice Safety Sites:
- 2) Ice Safety http://www.mpls.com/kid/water/ice.html
- 3) Ice Safety http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~ohioline/enviro/wi98/enviro_7.html
- 4) Ice Safety http://www.frognet.net/~health/ice.htm
- 5) Ice Safety Tips http://www.outtakes.com/winter/winter.icesafety.html
- Learn about boat safety including distress
signals, navigation, knots, and other useful
- More Boating Safety Sites:
- 2) Boating Safety http://www.mpls.com/kid/water/boat.html
- 3) Boating Safety Tips http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/kids/safety.htm
and School Zone Safety
- This website provides information about bus
and traffic safety.
Home Alone from Child & Family Canada
- This site includes
safety checklists, and a wordsearch and quiz for
- Here you find a babysitter's guide,
Christmas safety, fire safety and pool safety
the Safety Elephant
- Let Elmer the Elephant
teach you all about school bus, railway, and
street safety. Includes info for parents as well
as activities for kids!
Safety and Health Information
the University of Minnesota
- Lots of resources on
farm safety are to be found at this
- More Rural Safety
- 2) Farm Safety 4 Just Kids http://www.fs4jk.org/
- 3) National Children's
Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and
- 4) Safety & Health from N.C. Dept. of
Agriculture and Consumer Services http://www.agr.state.nc.us/safety/
- Get the
- Learn about the importance of bike safety
and specifically about wearing a helmet. This
website contains lots of activities about
- More Bike Safety Sites:
- 2) Are You a Safe Bicyclist? http://www.csaa.com/about/education/bicycle.asp
- 3) Bicycle Safety http://www.state.il.us/kids/isp/bikes/default.htm
- 4) Bike Safety: The Police Notebook
- 5) Kid's Cycling Page http://www.cfsc.ottawa.on.ca/KidsPages/KidsPage.html
- 6) Safety Tips http://www.ama.ab.ca/trafsafe/tip_bike.htm
Home Safety Information Center
- Captain Kidde
introduces you to home and fire safety
information and activities.
Lightning Information and Safety
- Scientists think that lightning hits
somewhere on the earth about 100 times every
second. More people are killed by lightning than
by any other kind of storm, including hurricanes
and tornadoes. A lot more people are hurt by
lightning than are killed by it and many of
those who live are hurt very badly.
- More Lightning Safety Sites:
- 2) Lightning http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/researchitems/lightning.shtml
- 3) Personal Lightning Safety http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_pls.html
- 4) Understanding Lightning http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wlightn0.htm
Tips for Kids at
America Links Up
- This site provides you
with five commonsense rules for online
- More Internet
- 2) Child Safety on the
Information Highway http://www.police.guelph.on.ca/chldsfty.html
- 3) Internet Safety Kit
(New Zealand) http://www.netsafe.org.nz/index2.html
- 4) Kids.Com Internet Safety http://www.kidscom.com/orakc/Games/newSafe/indexright.html
- 5) Safe Surfin': Kids
and Teens http://www.safesurfin.com/kids.htm
- 6) Safety on the Internet http://www.ou.edu/oupd/inetmenu.htm
- 7) Staying Street Smart on the Web! at
- Seat belts are the most important way to
reduce fatalities and serious injuries in car
accidents. This website provides information
about seat belt safety.
- More Seat Belt Safety Sites:
- 2) Fairy Tales about Seat Belts http://www.ou.edu/oupd/seatbelt.htm
Get Safe with SafeSide
- Learn about safety preparations for severe
weather including lightning and tornadoes.
- More Weather Safety Sites:
- 2) Severe Weather Awareness
- Websites for
Today: Bus Safety
- Explore rules and regulations to teach
children about bus safety.
and Resources at
National Center for Missing & Exploited
- Here are child safety
tips for youth sports, travel, school, holidays,
homes and lots more.
Light! Stop, Look, & Listen: Proceed with
Caution at Family Guide Book
- Here are some basic
Internet safety rules you need to follow and
teach your children to follow.
- 2) Child Safety on the
Internet: An Analysis of Recent Thinking by Gwen
- 3) Everything You Need to Know About: Kids
Online Safety at Cyberangels
- 4) Guide for Parents
and Teachers at SafetyEd International
- 5) Internet Advocate http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/~lchampel/netadv.html
- 6) Keeping Kids Safe
Online (Police Notebook, Univ. of Oklahoma)
- 7) Safe Kids http://www.safekids.com/
- 8) Safety on the Internet http://www.childrenspartnership.org/prnt/children1.htm#safety
- Websites for Teachers
Collisions and Auto Safety (Grades 9-12)
- This project information sheet involves the
analysis of automobile safety and automobile
collisions. The efforts of accident
reconstructionists, safety administrators, and
automobile designers to reduce collision
frequency and insure vehicle safety will be
Water Safety / Reaching Assists by Jeremy
D. Zacher (AskERIC Lesson Plan, Grades 1-3)
- This lesson shows children at a young age,
basic safety rules for swimming pools or lakes,
and how to help out a distressed swimmer by the
use of a reaching assist.
Safety An AskERIC Lesson Plan by Andrea D.
Yehl (Grades 1-3)
- This lesson plan covers bicycle safety and
crossing the street.
- Related Lesson Plans:
- 2) Bicycle Safety by Lisa Fix (AskERIC
Lesson Plan , Grades 1-2) http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/Health/Safety/SFY0003.html
- 3) Bicycle Safety: Obstacle Course by
Michelle A. Zenk (AskERIC Lesson Plan, Grades
the Rules, Get Safely to School a lesson
planning article at Education World
- Bus safety isn't a one-week topic; it's a
year-round subject that connects to many
- I'm Safe
- The I'm Safe! Network website provides
information to help parents and their children
make smart choices to avoid unintentional
to Pyro - Fire Safety by Eric A. Peterson
(AskERIC Lesson Plan, Grades K-1)
- Children need to learn how to handle
situations where something is not safe when
dealing with fire.
- Other Fire Safety Lesson and Activity
- 2) Fire Prevention http://title3.monroe.edu:5004/FMPro?-
- 3) Fire Safety by Betsy Jernigan (AskERIC
Lesson Plan, Grades 1-2) http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/Health/Safety/SFY0014.html
- 4) Fire Safety (Grades K-3) http://www.alfy.com/teachers/teach/thematic_units/Fire_Safety/Fire_safety_1.asp
Emergency Care from the Safety Ski Patrol
- Here are several lesson plans, lessons,
teaching tips, and tests for outdoor emergency
- Explore playground safety information and
links to information about safety.
Watch Lesson Plans at the National
Fire Protection Agency (Grades K-7)
- This site has lots of lesson plans and
activities for teaching safety.
First An AskERIC Lesson Plan by Kari Jo
Nelson (Grades K-1)
- Given many situations, children will gain a
perspective in recognizing unsafe situations and
selecting the correct response or reaction.
- Similar Lesson Plans:
- 2) Safety by Kim-Scott Miller (AskERIC
Lesson Plan, Grades 2-4) http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/Health/Safety/SFY0008.html
- 3) Taking a Safety Tour (Grades 9-12)
Survival an AskERIC Lesson Plan by Tony
Stiel (Grades 4-6)
- In this lesson plan the students will learn
what to do when stranded in a car during the
middle of winter. They will also learn how to
construct a winter survival kit for their
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