As we head into the dog days of August, don’t get complacent about your kids and their safety!
Unfortunately, summer is a dangerous time of year for youngsters. Children have more free time and are less supervised during summer months, so tragedies peak. It is estimated that more than three million children under 14 will be rushed to the emergency room with serious injuries this summer and 2,000 will die.
But it’s never to late to adhere to some basic summer safety tips. Following are a few key ones:
While there are dangers, summer is the ideal time for kids to relax, play outdoors and have fun.The warmer weather brings wonderful opportunities for invigorating activities like swimming, surfing, biking and hiking.
Whether your children are toddlers or teenagers, encourage and help them to stay safe, happy, active and healthy this season. For more information, visit http://www.cdc.gov/Features/