Baltimore Middle School Wins Safe Kids Worldwide National Video Contest

For immediate release: July 16, 2015

Congratulations to Patterson Park Public Charter School for winning the Safe Kids Worldwide Take Action Against Distraction video contest!

Karen Hardingham, RN, Coordinator of Safe Kids Baltimore — a Safe Kids Worldwide coalition led by the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital — challenged students at Patterson Park Public Charter School to come up with a unique way to tell their friends to put down their devices while crossing the street.

Every day in the United States, nearly 60 kids under the age of 19 are hit by cars while walking. Last year alone, 274 kids ages 10-19 were killed while walking. Many of these injuries occur in part because kids are distracted by a wide array of electronic devices such as cell phones, iPods, and portable gaming systems.

As one of the nation’s leading child safety organizations, Safe Kids Worldwide developed the Take Action Against Distraction video contest to encourage teens to deliver the message of safety to their peers.

As the winner, the students of Patterson Park Public Charter School were visited by a professional videographer who worked with them to recreate their winning video.

See it here:

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