Your Child's or Teen's Helmet
Your child's helmet should fit properly and be:
- Well maintained
- Age appropriate
- Worn consistently and correctly
- Appropriately certified for use
While there is no concussion-proof helmet, a helmet can help protect your child or teen from a serious brain or head injury. Even with a helmet, it is important for your child or teen to avoid hits to the head.
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The free CDC HEADS UP Concussion and Helmet Safety app will help you learn how to spot a possible concussion and what to do if you think your child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury.
The application also includes a 3D helmet fit feature that teaches about proper helmet fit, safety and care.