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The 4-Safety program is a partnership between Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Dunkin’ Donuts, that seeks to control injuries in children and young adults throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. 4-Safety raises awareness and educates families about ways they can reduce their risk of experiencing an injury and live healthier, safer lives.

4-Safety Topics 

Back to School Safety
Learn about how kids can stay safe on their way to school, at the playground, and when walking home from the bus with the 4-Safety Back to School Safety page

Bullying Prevention
Learn about preventing the four types of bullying that adolescents experience both online and at school; verbal, social, physical and cyberbullying, on the 4-Safety Bullying Prevention page

Choking and Poisoning Hazards in the Home
Choking is the 4th leading cause of unintentional death in children less than 5-years-old and accounts for 1 child death every 5 days. Learn about prevention and safety tips on the 4-Safety Choking and Poisoning Hazards in the Home page

Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is more than just talking on the phone or texting. It includes activities such as eating and drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading, using a GPS, or using the radio. Learn strategies and safety tips about how to eliminate risks that contribute to distracted driving on the 4-Safety Distracted Driving page.

Hot Weather Hazards
The summer months are the perfect time to get outside with your children and enjoy the beautiful weather. However, if you don’t take the right precautions, the sun can be a dangerous companion for you and your children. Learn how to beat the heat on our 4-Safety Hot Weather Hazards page.

Fire and Burn Safety in the Home
Burns and fires can happen in all rooms of the home and can result from a forgotten candle, cooking grease, the spilling of hot coffee, or a heating device. Learn how to reduce the risk of fires and burns in your home by visiting its 4-Safety Fire and Burn Safety in the Home page.  

Holiday Safety
Learn about keeping kids safe during The 4th of July, Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving on the 4-Safety Holiday Safety page

Maintaining the Backyard Safely
As winter turns to spring, people across the United States begin to spend more time in the great outdoors. Preparing the backyard for some safe fun in the sun is important - learn how you can do it on the 4-Safety Maintaining Backyard Safely page.

Sports Head Injuries
Injuries to the eye, ear, face, mouth, and/or brain, and can leave lasting effects that can affect a person’s quality of life. Learn how to reduce their risks on the 4-Safety Sports Head Injuries page.

Water Safety
Whether you enjoy a day out on the water or prefer to stay on shore, it is important to know and understand the dangers that these fun activities hold. Learn how to stay safe in the water and in the sun on the 4-Safety Water Safety page

Wheeled Sports Safety
Whether they prefer bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, or scooters, learn how kids can stay safe on the 4-Safety Wheeled Sports Safety page

Winter Weather Hazards
While the winter months bring an abundance of fun activities and events, there are a number of safety hazards that come with the presence of cold weather, snow and ice. Learn how to stay safe through the cold on the 4-Safety Winter Weather Hazards page