Keeping Kids Safe With OnStar’s Campaign: Helping Parents Talk To Kids About Vehicle Safety

Onstar Keeping Kids Safe
OnStar's Keeping Kids Safe e-Book is designed to made a difficult conversation easy

Do your kids know what to do in a vehicle-related emergency? Do you?

Having the discussion about how to handle emergencies is a tough one – and one many parents haven’t had with their kids, even though we talk with them about sex, predators, house fires and more.

Onstar Keeping Kids SafeTo help parents better prepare their kids for a vehicle emergency, OnStar and SafeKids have developed an eBook to help tweens and teens be safer passengers. Loaded with tips and information, “Keeping Kids Safe”  is designed to educate you and your kids on how to respond to an emergency in and around a vehicle. You never know when and where an emergency will arise, and it’s important for everyone to know what to do.

Think of it as a parental cheat sheet: it contains step-by-step instructions for a variety of emergency situations from car crashes to vehicle fires, and even has a before and after quiz to let you (and your kids) know how you’re doing.

Great information and great prizes! Yes, prizes!

Onstar Keeping Kids Safe

The Keeping Kids Safe pre- and post-learning quiz is a great way to help kids grasp these ideas

Still want to know more? Have funny ’emergency’ stories to share? Want to win some cool prizes? Join our Twitter conversation spirited by OnStar on Wednesday, July 8th, and walk away smarter, safer, and maybe even a little richer. RSVP and you could win a one of two $25 gift cards tucked inside OnStar’s handy Emergency Car Kit!

RSVP for your chance to win and gain extra entries by answering questions about vehicle safety (and it’s easy; all the answers are in the OnStar e-Book Keeping Kids Safe; just click the link above).

WHEN: July 8, 9–10 pm ET (8–9 pm CT; 7–8 pm MT; 6–7 pm PT)

WHO: Host @AGirlsGuidetoCars

Panelists @ScottyReiss @SueRodman @Judy511 @meaganshamy @karynlocke @LeAuraLuciano @travelermom @DebMomof3 @BeckyAdventure @PaulEisenberg @RWeThereYetMom @dianarowe @shannonentin @CarissaRogers @goodenufmother @RobynsWorld @dianarowe

WHAT: Twitter Party—OnStar eBook

HOW TO JOIN: Follow the hashtags #KeepingKidsSafe #SBC

PRIZES: Two $25 gift cards with Emergency Car Kits

HOW TO ENTER: To be eligible to win, you must:

  1. RSVP by leaving your Twitter handle in the entry box below, NOT in the comments. (If you aren’t on Twitter, it’s easy—and free—to sign up. Go to to see how—or just leave your name in the widget.)
  2. Have at least two unique Tweets (other than a reTweets) during the party from 9–10 pm ET on July 8th.
  3. Additional entries can be earned by answering one of the questions in the entry box below.

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Still want to win prizes? Join our Instagram contest!

All you have to do is post an image on Instagram between July 9th and July 15th, 2015, hashtagged with the the daily hashtag (see photo below), #OnStar and #KeepingKidsSafe and you’ll qualify to win a $50 Visa gift card. Winner will be chosen on July 16, 2015, via and notified with a comment in the Instagram post comments. Full Instagram promotion rules can be seen here. Good luck!


Follow our Instagram meme, post with the hashtags #OnStar and #KeepingKidsSafe and you could win a $50 gift card!

Journalist, entrepreneur and mom. Expertise includes new cars, family cars, 3-row SUVs, child passenger car seats and automotive careers... More about Scotty Reiss