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.