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Kids Safety Programs

Our current safety programs are listed here. Click each title to expand the box for more information.

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When kids have good self-esteem, they learn better and are more productive members of society. Together we can break the cycle of bullying.

Children Across America’s anti-bullying program teaches kids that bullying is NOT about the victim, it’s about the bully. Through anti-bullying and “in their shoes” classes, in partnership with local police departments and school districts, children are educated about bullying and why it is wrong. Kids come to understand the impact that bullying has on others.

CAA has a long history of being involved in anti-bullying efforts and served on Governor Deval Patrick’s anti-bullying committee to help develop laws.

Things to Know About Anti-Bullying

  • Bullies tend to have low self-esteem and lash out
  • The problem lies with the bully, not the victim
  • When kids have higher self-esteem, there is less bullying, they learn better, and are more productive
  • Kids need to be shown why bullying is wrong and the consequences of their actions

Attend an Upcoming Event

All are invited to CAA’s upcoming safety events throughout the New England area.

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Riding a bike is fun! It’s also great exercise! Let’s learn to bike safely!

Children Across America’s bike safety program teaches kids how to be safe and avoid injuries while riding a bike. Guests from the local police department join us to talk to kids about bike safety. CAA is also delighted to give away free helmets and bikes during special giveaway days with support from sponsors!

Things to Know About Bike Safety

  • Wear a helmet whenever you ride your bike.
  • Use knee and elbow pads.
  • Always look both ways before crossing the road.
  • Avoid potholes, rocks, and any obstacles that can disrupt your ride.

Attend an Upcoming Event

All are invited to CAA’s upcoming safety events throughout the New England area.

Children Across America’s Fire Safety Program teaches kids and their families how to recognize a fire and stay safe during fire emergencies.

With the help of our dalmatian dinosaur named “911,” and the support of local police and fire departments, we educate families about how to be prepared for fire emergencies.

Things to Know About Fire Safety

  • Learn how to recognize a fire
  • Learn how to call 911
  • Designate a meeting place for your family
  • Always listen to what firemen tell you to do

Attend an Upcoming Event

Everyone is invited to CAA’s upcoming safety events throughout the New England area.

Sponsor the Fire Safety Program

By sponsoring our Kids Fire Safety Program, your Fire Department is helping us reach more children in the community and helping them learn about fire safety and what to do in the case of an emergency.

When firefighters hand out fire safety coloring posters and refrigerator magnets to children throughout the year, it helps to keep our community safe.

Contact us about sponsoring!

Donate Fire Safety Kits to Local Fire Departments

Your organization can also support this program by donating Fire Safety Kits to local fire departments. Each Fire Safety Kit contains a cotton t-shirt with the “stop, drop and roll” message, an 8-page fire safety coloring book, four fabric markers, and crayons.

Donate $20 and Children Across America will donate a kit to the local fire department in Milford, Massachusetts. Donate $100 for 6 kits, or donate $1500 to send 100 kits to the fire department of your choice with your organization’s logo on it!

CAA is dedicated to ensuring kids’ safety in any vehicle. Learn more by attending one of CAA’s safety seminars throughout the year.

Nationwide, vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children aged 12 and under. Size-appropriate car seats installed and used correctly significantly reduce the risk of death and injury to children involved in crashes. However, improper seat installation and restraint misuse are widespread. NHTSA estimates 46 percent of seats are installed incorrectly by parents, and Massachusetts has a 49 percent misuse rate per check data entered into the NDCF from 2018 through 2022.

Massachusetts state law requires all children riding in passenger motor vehicles to be in a federally- approved child passenger restraint that is properly secured and fastened according to the manufacturer’s instructions until they are eight years old or more than 57 inches tall. When children reach the age of 8 or outgrow their booster seats, they must wear a seat belt. More information may be found here.

CAA is now a certified car safety seat organization! Learn more here.


Thank you to Toyota Corporation for their generous contribution of 89 new car seats for our Kids Vehicle Safety program.

Fun in the sun often involves water activities, like swimming in pools and lakes. It’s important to be safe while having fun!

Children Across America’s water safety program teaches kids and their families how to be safe when swimming or playing in water. Guests from the local fire department join us to talk to families about the essentials of water safety.

Things to Know About Water Safety

  • Wear a flotation device when on the water so you don’t drown
  • Take swimming lessons
  • Always swim in a lifeguarded area
  • Pay close attention to kids in and around water
  • Know what to do in a water emergency and how to call for help

Attend an Upcoming Event

All are invited to CAA’s upcoming safety events throughout the New England area.

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