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Keep Kids Safe This Summer

Three kids on playground equipmentHelp your kids stay safe and healthy while they enjoy summer fun!

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 indoors and outdoors.

Master water safety

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 these activities while helping everyone stay safe and healthy.

Beat the heat

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.

Be safe at home, work, and play

Most child injuries can be prevented. Injuries are the leading cause of death in children aged 19 and younger.

Prevent youth violence

Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on teens' emotional development.

Learn about health

School's out, but CDC has lots of resources for kids to learn about issues that affect their health.

  • Listen to the Kidtastics radio podcasts recorded by kids for kids.
  • Explore BAM - Designed for kids 9–13 years old, BAM! Body and Mind gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Help your loved ones and their friends have a safe and healthy summer!

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  • Page last reviewed: June 9, 2014
  • Page last updated: June 9, 2014
  • Content source:
    • CDC Office of Women's Health
    • Page maintained by: Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs
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