Make Safe Happen FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions about the Make Safe Happen™ app

What is the Make Safe Happen™ app?
Millions of children are injured in and around the home every year. The Make Safe Happen™ app is a free tool to help protect children from those injuries. It includes:

  • Home safety information  for children at different ages
  • Room-by-room advice and safety checklists
  • To-do lists and links to buy safety products personalized for your home
  • Ways to set safety reminders on your personal calendar
  • The ability to add important safety contacts to your address book
  •  A feature to track your progress toward  a safer home

The Make Safe Happen app is available for both iOS and Android systems. For more information on the app and links to download it, visit http://makesafehappen.com/get-the-app.

What is Make Safe Happen™?
Make Safe Happen™ is an innovative program from Nationwide Insurance dedicated to preventing childhood injuries in and around the home.
Make Safe Happen™ is designed to raise awareness of childhood injury, bring together experts to address the problem, organize community programs to provide safety education, and provide tools to help parents and caregivers make their homes safer. The Make Safe Happen™ app is one of those tools.
Visit www.makesafehappen.com for more information.

Who is involved in the Make Safe Happen™ app?
The app was built with the knowledge and commitment of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It was funded by a grant from the Nationwide Foundation with additional financial support from Nationwide.
Visit www.injurycenter.org for more information about the Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Where did the information in the Make Safe Happen™ app come from?
The recommendations and information in the Make Safe Happen™ app come from researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and other experts in the field of injury prevention.

What is the future of the Make Safe Happen™ app?
This version of the app does not include all potential injury risks in and around the home. Developers are already working on future versions of the Make Safe Happen app which will include even more safety information and additional injury topics.

Who can I contact with questions, comments, or suggestions about the Make Safe Happen™ app?
To make comments on the Make Safe Happen app:

How can I learn more about childhood injury and making my home safe?
In addition to the information available at www.MakeSafeHappen.com The Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/injury-research-and-policy-injury-topics) has the latest findings and recommendations from experts on more than 100 injury subjects.

Other important resources include:

  • Safe Kids Worldwide (http://www.safekids.org), a global organization focused on preventing childhood injury and a partner in the Make Safe Happen program.
  • Protect the Ones You Love (www.cdc.gov/safechild) from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Safety Education website (http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education), which includes consumer product advice and recall information.
  • Recalls.gov, the one-stop-shop website for information about recalls of everyday products in the United States.