Child Safety

Safety City - Unfortunately, accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury among children in the United States. Children ages 1-10 make up a disproportionately large percentage of the victims, yet there is a large void in the availability of hands-on safety training for preschool-aged children.

Our Safety City program covers topics such as traffic, bus, bicycle, and fire safety. We also talk about poisons and drugs, water and pools, and how to call 911.

Granville (Granville Elementary School)

July 7th - 11th

July 14th - 18th

Newark (Cherry Valley Elementary School)

July 21st - July 25th

Pataskala (YMCA)

July 28th - August 1st

All session run Monday through Friday (8:30a-11:30a) at their designated location. If you are interested in registering, please call the Red Cross office at 740-349-9442 or stop in at 143 South 30th St. Newark, OH 43055.

Follow the links to get all of the Safety City information here, including registration and consent forms.

  • Safety City Information (PDF)
  • Teen/Volunteer Guidelines (PDF)
  • Teen/Volunteer Outline (PDF)
  • First Aid For Children Today (F.A.C.T.) - This program is a comprehensive health and safety program for kids in grades K-3. The program helps children learn how to understand the important role they play in managing their own health and safety as well as the health of the environment in which they live. The purpose of this program is to: teach children how to become aware of behaviors that can lead to injuries or illness teach them some ways to prevent injuriesteach them how to respond to injuries encourage them to make choices that will positively influence their health and that of the environment.There is a leader’s guide with resources included and is designed to be taught by educators, caregivers, youth leaders, and others who work with children in a learning environment.

    Basic Aid Training (B.A.T.) - This program is designed for children in grades 4-6. The program is designed to teach children the basic first aid and safety skills and knowledge they need to recognize dangers, treat common injuries, and respond in emergencies. The course condenses a wealth of information into simple yet complete concepts, covering everything from first aid for wounds and personal safety to what to do if lost and how to give rescue breathing. The program consists of a lively and entertaining combination of discussions, specifically designed puzzles, and hands-on activities that holds the youngsters’ interest, reinforces the concepts presented, and makes the learning experience fun for students and instructors alike.

    Babysitter’s Training - The Babysitter’s Training Course is designed for children ages 11-16. It will teach children everything they need to know to be a great babysitter. This fun, interactive course teaches first aid, Child/Infant CPR, and safety skills so babysitters can prevent and respond to emergencies. They will gain confidence and valuable employment skills. Each participant receives an easy-to-use handbook, a colorful and easy-to-follow Child/Infant CPR Skills Card, a babysitter’s training safety and first aid kit, a nice bag to hold everything in, a certificate in Child/Infant CPR that is good for one year, and a Babysitter’s Certificate.

    WHALE TALES (Water Habits Are Learned Early) - Longfellow’s Whale Tales can be taught on dry land – right in the classroom setting - and makes water safety fun for the elementary school child, even the one who is afraid of water. This program comes with worksheets and color posters that vividly describe safe water conduct and the consequences of doing otherwise. Instructors are provided with easy-to-follow lesson plans that can help meet health and safety curriculum requirements, much like F.A.C.T. and B.A.T. (explained previously).

    Masters of Disaster - This curriculum contains ready-to-go lessons, activities, and demonstrations on disaster-related topics that teachers can incorporate into their daily classes. For example, a teacher can teach how to plot latitude and longitude on a map by using the curriculum’s lesson on how to track a hurricane. A teacher working with students on word recognition and decoding can use the vocabulary sections. A teacher can augment instruction on the water cycle with activities in the lessons on flooding. The materials are adaptable and lend themselves to team teaching. While strengthening students’ core academic skills, the Masters of Disaster curriculum educates them about hazards that cause injury, death, and damage in the United States. The curriculum focuses on:

  • general disaster preparedness
  • hurricanes
  • flood
  • tornadoes
  • lightening
  • earthquakes
  • Scrubby Bear - The purpose of Scrubby Bear – Personal Hygiene – is to teach children ages 4 to 7 years old how germs are spread, how to prevent the spread of disease, and how to properly wash their hands.