Breakstone, White & Gluck launched Project KidSafe in 2013 with a simple goal: to keep children and families safe. We offer this page as a resource for parents and invite you to visit often for safety tips. You can also follow our work on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Bike Helmets. Wearing a bike helmet is the most effective way for cyclists to prevent a head injury. It is also the law for children in Massachusetts and our goal is to put bike helmets on children who need one. Since 2013, we have donated over 20,000 new bike helmets to children, partnering with over 40 bicycle committees, police departments, schools and community organizations. Our partners have included Boston Bikes’ Roll It Forward, a program of the City of Boston, CYCLE Kids in Cambridge and Bikes Not Bombs. Read more.
Driving Safety. Every child should be able to get to and from school safely. We are a member of the Safe Routes to School Alliance, a consortium of local, state and national organizations with a focus on safety, health and wellness, physical activity or the environment as it pertains to children, families and/or the surrounding school district(s). We are committed to donating bike helmets each year to the Massachusetts Safe Routes Alliance and supporting its work. We also write about driving safety and tips for buying auto insurance on our blog.
Unsafe Toys and Products. Look for our updates on product recalls impacting children and our safety tips for parents. Over the past few years, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled millions of child car seats, furniture and toys which have seriously injured and killed children. Our goal is to help parents identify common signs of unsafe toys before purchasing if we can and share recall information so they can immediately remove harmful products from their home.
Sports Concussions and Injuries. In recent years, the NFL and other professional sports leagues have faced lawsuits over concussions and have implemented changes. Massachusetts and other states have also passed concussion safety laws for student athletes. Children are especially vulnerable to concussions and it is important for families, schools and coaches to take steps to prevent concussions and properly treat them when they happen. We share resources about preventing concussions on our blog.
Swimming Pool Safety. Drowning is the leading cause of injury death among children ages 1 through 4 in the United States. We regularly offer safety articles and resources to help parents, children and pool owners reduce the risk of drownings and pool-side injuries.