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Summer Safety Tips for Children

Summer is fun, but it can also present some health risks, especially for children. Here are some safety tips to help make your child's summer a safe one.

Bike Safety

Scooter/Skateboard/Skating Safety

Water Safety

Sun Safety

Backyard/Playground Safety

Bug Bite Safety

RESOURCES:

Consumer Product Safety Commission
https://www.cpsc.gov

Safe Kids Worldwide
https://www.safekids.org

CANADIAN RESOURCES:

About Kids Health—The Hospital for Sick Children
http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca

Canada Safety Council
https://canadasafetycouncil.org

REFERENCES:

Bike safety. Kids Health—Nemours Foundation website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/bike-safety.html. Updated February 2014. Accessed August 14, 2017.

Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, American Academy of Pediatrics, Briskin S, LaBotz M. Trampoline safety in childhood and adolescence. Pediatrics. 2012;130(4):774-779.

How to remove a tick. Tick Encounter website. Available at: http://www.tickencounter.org/prevention/how_to_remove_a_tick_video. Accessed August 14, 2017.

Sun-protective hats and clothing. Sun Safety for Kids website. Available at: http://www.sunsafetyforkids.org/sunprotection/hats. Accessed August 14, 2017.

Sunscreen FAQs. American Academy of Dermatology website. Available at: https://www.aad.org/media/stats/prevention-and-care/sunscreen-faqs. Accessed August 14, 2017.

Trampoline safety alert. US Consumer Product Safety Commission website. Available at: https://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/137868/085%20Trampoline%20Safety.pdf. Accessed August 14, 2017.

Trampolines and trampoline safety. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: https://www.aaos.org/uploadedFiles/PreProduction/About/Opinion_Statements/position/1135%20-%20Trampolines%20and%20Trampoline%20Safety.pdf. Accessed August 14, 2017.

Trampolines: What you need to know. Healthy Children—American Academy of Pediatrics website. Available at: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-play/Pages/Trampolines-What-You-Need-to-Know.aspx. Updated June 24, 2017. Accessed August 14, 2017.

Water safety. Kids Health—Nemours Foundation website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/water-safety.html. Updated June 2014. Accessed August 14, 2017.

5/28/2010 DynaMed Plus Systematic Literature Surveillance: Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. Prevention of drowning. Pediatrics. 2010;126(1):178-185.

Last reviewed August 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael Woods, MD, FAAP  Last Updated: 10/20/2014