Did you know the leading cause of death among our children today is unintentional injuries? There are many ways us as adults can make our children safer. Just the little things that we can do to protect our kids could actually save their lives. Some people think things such as car seats for children are silly. A lot of people talk about how when they were young they never wore seat belts let alone sat in car seats. The truth is those car seats could be the one thing in a car accident that could save your child’s life. Other accidents can be controlled just by continually going over safety rules with your children. Sometimes we think that our children know the rules and will never forget them, but the truth is they are children and they forget sometimes. We should never think that they remember everything we tell them. Little things such as reminding them to put on their bicycle helmet or not running into the street could stop a lot of childhood accidents. Even if children do know the rules, sometimes they just act quickly and don’t think about it. Providing supervision for your children is another way that you can make their world safer. Keeping an eye on your kids will make sure that they aren’t doing something that could lead to accidently hurting themselves. Kids don’t always do what we think they will and we as adults need to do everything in our power to protect them. We may not be able to protect them everywhere they go, and of course they will still get hurt occasionally, but we can put a stop to a lot of the accidents that take place. So, please don’t look at laws and say “oh we never did that so why should we make our kids.” The world is constantly changing and what might have been safe when you were little may not be safe now. The laws that are put in place are there for the children’s safety.