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Save Kids Lives with the Child Declaration for Global Road Safety
Did you know that more than 500 children die every day in traffic crashes around the world? This sad and scary statistic is something that every parent needs to be aware of because the fact is that we CAN do something about it.
The Save Kids Lives partnership program was designed to get teachers and parents involved in the #SaveKidsLives global awareness campaign to promote global road safety leading up to the Third UN Global Road Safety Week, May 4—10. Specific action steps needed by teachers and parents to support the campaign include the signing of the Child Declaration for Global Road Safety and sending call-for-action messages–#Safies– to policymakers that road safety measures need to be implemented in order to achieve the goal of reducing traffic fatalities by half.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
By signing the Declaration you are helping to:
- Make the call for action to stop the growing number of road deaths worldwide
- Ask decision makers to save kids’ lives by putting road safety in place
- Support the movement for road safety led by children around the world
This Declaration is a call for action to mark The UN Global Road Safety Week in May 2015. It also urges world leaders to include a target to halve road traffic fatalities globally in the Post-2015 Development Goals, so that kids everywhere can be kept safe.
How to Take a #Safie!
Show your support for the campaign by taking family #Safie. Create a family #Safie to share on your social media sites. You can more including learn how to do this by visiting scholastic.com/savekidslives/parents and going to Safe Kids to download the signboard.
1. Download the signboard!
2. Write your road safety message on the signboard. Examples include “More Slow Down Road Signs”, “No Texting While Driving”.
3. Take a Selfie (a photo of you/your family holding your safety message signboards).
4. Share it on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #Safie and #SaveKidsLives.
By signing the Child Declaration for Global Road Safety and sharing a #Safie on social media as a precursor to the Third UN Global Safety Week in May 2015 (signatures and #Safies will be delivered to key policymakers during that week), we will show those around the world how important this initiative is to our lives and our children.
I was asked by Scholastic and Safe Kids Worldwide to write this sponsored post. I received compensation in return for posting on behalf of this program.