Summer Hazards Part Four Skateboards, Scooters and Skates
Next up in our series on summer safety for children is another tip to make sure you and your loved ones have a safe and healthy summer. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released an extensive list of summer safety tips for 2016, including this advice about kids and skateboards, scooters and skates.
Skateboard, scooter, in-line skating and Heelys safety – All skaters, skate boarders and scooter riders should wear a helmet to prevent and minimize head injuries. Look for helmets specifically designed for skaters. Communities should continue to develop skateboard parks, which are more likely to be monitored for safety than ramps and jumps constructed by children at home. While in-line skating or using Heelys (shoes with wheels in the heel), only skate on designated paths or rinks and not in the street. Most injuries occur due to falls, so survey the riding terrain for potholes and rocks, and wear protective gear like wrist, elbow and knee pads. Importantly, children should not ride in or near moving traffic, and they should never skate or ride alone.
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