Hi I’m Gus, and I’d like to take you on a tour of Safeville. Safeville is a town dedicated to poison prevention. My human friends at Children’s Health Education Center and Wisconsin Poison Center teamed up to create fun and interactive games for children ages 3-7 to teach them how to stay safe if they come across a poison.
There is a lot to learn in Safeville. Before I flew around Safeville, I didn’t know that more than 1/2 of poison exposures occur in children 5 years or younger. I knew my bird friends and I get upset stomachs after eating anything but berries, but I didn’t know poisons make so many children sick and that this could be prevented.
Please log on – I think that is how you humans say it – to Safeville at BlueKids.org/Safeville with a child that lives in your nest, and join me and my friends Max, Olivia, Abby and Miss Eversafe. You’ll both have fun visiting the park, school, grocery store, Safeville’s police station and more, all while learning about poison prevention. Spread the word that Safeville is here for kids and parents. Many local schools and day care centers will be receiving information soon in the mail, too.
And remember, if you or one of your chicks has any poison emergency or question, call Wisconsin Poison Center toll free at 1-800-222-1222 any time of day or night.