Each year in the United States, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries. Falls at home and on the playground are a common cause of injury.
Check to make sure that the surfaces under playground equipment are safe, soft, and well-maintained.
Supervise young children at all times around fall hazards, such as stairs and playground equipment.
Use stair gates, which can help keep a busy, active child from taking a dangerous tumble.
Learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.
Make sure kids and teens wear the right protective equipment for their sport or recreation activity.
Parents can take many actions to protect their children's health and safety at home.
Stay smart around the house by following tips on fire prevention, microwave use, and living with pets.
Learn healthy home tips for each room in the house.
Stop the Violence
Kids can use electronic media to embarrass, harass, or threaten their peers. Take steps to prevent.
As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by their relationship experiences, including teen dating.
Protect your children from teen dating violence. Nearly 1/10 teens reports having been physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend at least once over a year's time.