The mission of the National Child Safety Council is to prevent needless childhood accidents and help save lives through meaningful safety education. Unintentional injuries account for 9.2 million emergency room visits and 12,175 deaths each year in children ages 19 and under. NCSC provides our schools with age-appropriate information about, among other things, child safety, drug abuse prevention, and missing children. Approximately 6,000 public safety agencies in more than 40 states use the materials to serve more than 16 million children annually.
Safetypup®, the NCSC SuperHero, was developed to be a friendly and positive role model for children in an effort to make learning about safety issues fun, entertaining, and non-threatening. He has proven to be a successful learning tool used by law enforcement officers and teachers across the country.