Summer is a time of playground fun, swimming, boating, biking, camping and other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, these activities can lead to a higher risk of injuries.
Shriners Hospitals for Children wants to reduce the risk of childhood injuries by asking everyone to become Superheroes of Summer Safety.
Thousands of children are severely injured by lawn mowers every year. Most lawn mower-related injuries can be prevented by following some simple safety guidelines. Please remember:
Children must be at least age 12 to operate a push mower.
Children must be at least age 16 to operate a riding mower.
Summer is known as “trauma season” among public health and medical professionals because unintentional deaths and serious injuries increase dramatically among children during these months.*
The good news is, many of these injuries may be preventable by following some simple tips and learning how to avoid accidents and injuries.
To learn more, read our tips on playground, swimming, boating, lawn mower and fire safety.
Have fun while learning about summer safety. Download our coloring sheets for kids as well as our Superheroes of Summer Safety tip card and flyer.