Keep Kids Safe This Summer
Kids like to dive into summer to relax, unwind, and have fun. Warm weather brings more opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Here are some ways to stay safe while enjoying swimming, boating, hiking, biking, and more. Check out more tips at Make Summer Safe for Kids.
Swimming and other water activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity and health benefits needed for a healthy life. Get the most from vacation while helping everyone stay safe.
- Protect yourself and your kids in the water where you swim and play.
- Help prevent recreational water illnesses.
- Get H2O Smartz about water safety.
- Stay safe while boating.
- Wear life jackets and prevent drowning.
Watch out for the heat. The best defense is prevention. Those at greatest risk of heat-related illness include infants and children up to 4 years of age.
Most child injuries can be prevented. Injuries are the leading cause of death in children aged 19 and younger.
- Play it safe on the playground. Each year in the United States, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children aged 14 and younger for playground-related injuries.
- Learn what to do if a concussion occurs. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works.
- Stay smart around the house by following tips on fire prevention, microwave use, and living with pets.
- Prevent injuries. Protect the ones you love.
- Help working teens learn about safety and health on the job.
Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on teens’ emotional development.
Help your loved ones and their friends have a safe and healthy summer!
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