Injuries are the leading cause of death among children over the age of one year, and a leading cause of hospitalization. However, up to 90 percent of injuries are preventable. Give Your Child a Safe Start is a professionally produced educational video coupled with an information booklet developed by Safe Start, the Injury Prevention Program of BC Children’s Hospital. This resource is an update of the original 1994 version.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Give Your Child a Safe Start video in promoting a change in parental knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding injury prevention for children 0 to 5 years of age.