Injury Prevention and Sports Safety

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Physical Safety Boy Child safety is the chief concern for parents and a safe environment allows students to flourish and grow, and it is a prerequisite for effective learning.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, unintentional injury is the leading killer of children between the ages of one and 14. Many injuries and deaths can be prevented by teaching parents and children simple ways to avoid the most common risks at home (fires, burns, scalds and poison) and at play (playground.)

Learn More

  • Safe and Healthy Kids and Teens (CDC): Helps parents guide kids in making choices that will lead to healthier lives.
  • Fall Prevention (Safe Kids Worldwide). Tools and additional resources to teach and remind families about preventing falls. Includes link to Fall Prevention Center for Excellence.
  • Fires, Burns and Scalds Prevention (Safe Kids Worldwide). Tips and resources to help parents and caregivers protect their families from fires, burns and scalds.
  • Preventing Bicycle, Skateboard and Other Wheeled-Sport Injuries (Safe Kids Worldwide). Tips for how to protect children from injury while bicycling, skateboarding or participating in other wheeled sports.
  • Sports safety tips (Safe Kids Worldwide). Includes a sports safety checklist, concussion guide and information about preparticipation physical exams, hydration and more.
  • National Action Plan for Sports Safety (Youth Sports Safety Alliance). A plan urging schools to adopt safety measures that protect student athletes from injury or illness.