Actively supervise children on playgrounds. Falls are the most common type of playground injury, accounting for more than 75% of all playground-related injuries. Lack of or improper supervision is associated with approximately 45% of playground-related injuries.
Babies and young kids sometimes can sleep so peacefully that we forget they are even there. It also can be tempting to leave a baby alone in a car while we quickly run into the store. The problem is that leaving a child alone in a car can lead to serious injury or death from heatstroke. Young children are particularly at risk, as their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. On average, every 8 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle.
Reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke by remembering to ACT.
A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death. Never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute.
C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.
T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.
Learn how to keep your kid safe while they play a sport. This is the age when organized and recreational sports can become a big part of a child’s life. To help your child get the most out of sports follow these tips and guidelines.
The teenage years are an exciting time for teens who have a new sense of independence in the car, whether it’s as a new driver or as a passenger in a friend’s car. It’s a time that can be both liberating and frightening for parents.
The good news is parents can make a difference by talking with their teens about expectations and setting rules and boundaries. Parents, spend as much time as you can with your new driver to help them hone their skills.
Unfortunately, six teens are killed every day in a motor vehicle crash in the U.S. In fact, crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, ahead of all other types of injury, violence or disease.
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