Safe Kids Nebraska

Health Promotion
Public Health

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Safe Kids Nebraska works to make communities safer for children. Safe Kids Nebraska provides support to the local Safe Kids coalitions to promote safety through education and awareness campaigns, community programming, distribution of safety devices and local events/celebrations. Safe Kids Worldwide offers a large library of safety tips targeted to different injury prevention areas and age groups.

Safe Kids programs in Nebraska address the following causes of unintentional injury:

  • Motor vehicle occupant
  • Bicycle and other wheeled sports
  • Fire/burn
  • Home safety
  • Falls
  • Sports safety
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Poisoning
  • Drowning/submersion
  • Safe sleep
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Nebraska Child Safety Restraint Law


  • All children up to age eight must ride correctly secured in a federally-approved car seat or booster seat.
  • Children ride rear-facing until up to age two or until they reach the upper weight or height limit allowed by the car seat's manufacturer.
  • Children up to age eight must ride in the back seat, as long as there is a back seat equipped with a seatbelt and is not already occupied by other children under eight years of age.
  • Children ages eight to eighteen must ride secured in a safety belt or child safety seat (booster seat).
  • Childcare providers must transport all children securely in an appropriate federally-approved car seat, booster seat or seat belt.
  • Children up to age eighteen are prohibited from riding in cargo areas.
  • Violation carries a $25 fine plus court costs and 1 point is assessed against the operator's driving record.


Safe Kids Nebraska Childcare Transportation Training

To schedule a training, contact a Lead Trainer from this list, organized by county. Each trainer sets their own fees and schedules.

Become a Child Passenger Safety Technician

For more information, visit the Safe Kids certification website.

There are certifications classes held throughout the state each year. 2020 Nebraska class information will be posted as it becomes available.

Firearm Safety Information

“Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. 69-2426 the following links are provided for firearm ownership safety. 

Project Child Safe - Understanding youth mental health and preventing access to unauthorized firearms: A Guide for Parents

ATF - Youth Handgun Safety Act

ATF - Safety and Security for Firearm Owners

Jason Kerkman 
Safe Kids Coordinator
Division of Public Health
Department of Health & Human Services
Phone Number
(402) 471-8749
Mailing Address

301 Centennial Mall South

Lincoln, Nebraska 68509