Playgrounds may have hazards that can cause injury. Following some
basic safety measures can help your child have fun and play safely.
Also make sure children are not wearing jewellery, such as
necklaces, or clothing with strings attached, such as a hooded sweatshirt, that
may get caught in the playground equipment and cause injury.
The Canada Safety Council is a national, non-government, charitable
organization dedicated to safety and to helping reduce preventable deaths,
injuries, and economic loss in public and private places throughout Canada. The
CSC provides resources for safety information, education, and awareness in all
aspects of Canadian life—in traffic, at home, at work, and at leisure. The CSC
Web site offers a wide variety of safety-related information and education
materials for the general public.
The Caring for Kids website was developed by the Canadian Paediatric
Society and provides parents with information about child health and well-being.
Health Canada's Kids' Health and Safety webpage provides information to help you make informed choices about your child's health and safety. On this webpage, you can find information about healthy eating, immunizations, physical activity, injury prevention, and toy safety.
Other Works Consulted
American Academy of Pediatrics (2009). Keeping your child safe. In SP Shevlov et al., eds., Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, 5th ed., pp. 457–506. New York: Bantam.
Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, American Academy of Pediatrics (2012). Trampoline safety in childhood and adolescence. Pediatrics, 130(4): 774–779.
January 9, 2013
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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