Recreational Safety

Preventing Childhood Recreational Injuries

Use of Appropriate Safety Equipment is Essential

  • Children should always wear activity-specific, properly fitting safety gear when participating in recreational activities. 

Make Sure Children are Prepared for the Demands of Their Activities

  • Provide children with proper training and skills-building when they are learning a new activity, so that they are physically and psychologically conditioned for its demands.
  • Ensure that children drink an adequate amount of liquid while engaging in recreation.

Adult Supervision is Necessary

  • Adults should be present at all times to ensure a safe environment and the enforcement of safety rules.