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Helmet Safety

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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Free HEADS UP App on Concussion and Helmet Safety

	image of apps home screenThe 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.

 

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