Keep Kids Safe This Summer
Hot weather provides opportunities for kids to enjoy the outdoors. Take steps to keep them safe and healthy, both indoors and outdoors.
Swimming and other water activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity and health benefits needed for a healthy life. Get the most from these activities while helping everyone stay safe and healthy.
- Protect yourself and your kids in the water where you swim and play.
- Help prevent recreational water illnesses.
- Get H2O Smartz about water safety.
- Stay safe while boating.
- Wear life jackets and prevent drowning.
The hot weather is here. The best defense is to prevent heat-related illnesses. Those at greatest risk of heat-related illness include infants and children up to 4 years of age.
Most child injuries can be prevented. Injuries are the leading cause of death in children aged 19 and younger.
- Play it safe on the playground. Each year in the United States, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children aged 14 and younger forplayground-related injuries.
- Learn what to do if a concussion occurs. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works.
- Stay smart around the house by following tips on fire prevention, microwave use, and living with pets.
- Prevent injuries. Protect the ones you love.
- Help working teens learn about safety and health on the job.
Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on teens' emotional development.
School's out, but CDC has lots of resources for kids to learn about issues that affect their health.
- Listen to the Kidtastics radio podcasts recorded by kids for kids.
- Explore BAM - Designed for kids 9–13 years old, BAM! Body and Mind gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Help yourself, your loved ones, and others have a safe and healthy summer!