Tips for Ensuring Playground Safety
Playground safety is a critical concern. Though play structures look like a fun environment for kids, they can be very hazardous too. In the US, emergency departments treat hundreds of thousands of children year after year for injuries related to playground use. The CDC considers nearly 50% of such injuries “serious.”
To better understand playground injuries, there is a need for more research, but as a parent, you can take a proactive approach in terms of protecting your kids. National and State Level S.A.F.E. Plans First of all, ensure that you choose a playground that is in line with the National Program for Playground Safety. S.A.F.E. is an acronym for Supervision, Age-appropriateness, Fall Surfacing and Equipment Maintenance. This plan is effective on all three levels: national, state and national.
Adult supervision is the first and most crucial requirement of playground safety. Adults must watch … Read More