Outdoor SafetyNumber of resources found: 34
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Green Hour: Help Kids Discover the Wonder of Nature Language: English
Publisher: National Wildlife Federation (2008)
Description: This is a website presented by the National Wildlife Federation to help support parents in connecting their children to nature. By giving our children a "Green Hour" a day -- a bit of time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world -- we can set them on the path toward physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Site includes activity suggestions, blogs, information, and a parent's guide.
National Program for Playground Safety Language: English
Publisher: University of Northern Iowa (2008)
Description: This Web site is dedicated to safe playgrounds for children. It offers information on how to make playgrounds safer, playground supervision kits with training materials and video, and a newsletter. You can also view a state playground report card for your state.
Home Safety - A Checklist for Parents
Author: Oesterreich, Lesia
Publisher: Iowa State University Extension (2004)
Description: This comprehensive four-page checklist covers many aspects of home safety and offers suggestions on improving safety around the home.
A Quick Playground Checklist for Parents (National Program for Playground Safety) Language: English
Publisher: National Program for Playground Safety (2006)
Description: A brief playground safety checklist for parents and caregivers created by the National Program for Playground Safety.
Avoiding Summer Injuries Language: English
Author: Mendehnall, Anna
Publisher: Children's Physicians Medical Group (2012)
Description: Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Info includes bike, skateboard, scooter, in-line skating, and heelys (wheeled shoes). Also includes gun safety, lawn mower safety, fireworks safety, and boating safety.
Backyard Pool: Always Supervise Children, Safety Commission Warns (PDF) Language: English
Publisher: Consumer Product Safety Commission (2012)
Description: This safety alert offers tips for preventing drowning in pools. It includes information on barriers and diving. Also available in HTML at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5097.html and in Spanish as "PISCINA RESIDENCIAL: Vigile siempre a los niÃ±os, advierte la ComisiÃ³n de Seguridad" at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/spanish/5097s.html.
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute Language: English
Publisher: Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute (2011)
Description: This website provides information on bicycle helmets from national standards, what to look for, how to size, best kind for your sport, and how to get kids to wear them. Links to other resources provided.
Bike Safety Language: English
Publisher: Nemours Fountdation (2011)
Description: It's a beautiful day - the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. What could be more perfect than a bike ride? But wait! Before you pull your bike out of the garage, let's find out how to stay safe on two wheels. This article outlines bicycle safety for children.
Children's Health Topics: Sports Participation Language: English
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics (2011)
Description: This webpage is a part of the American Academy of Pediatrics and features articles and resources that relate to children's participation in sports. Included are accident and injury responses and preventative issues.
Farm Safety 4 Just Kids Language: English
Description: Safety on the farm is very important and Farm Safety 4 Just Kids website gives parents and children ideas and resources on how to be safe when farming, especially when children are present. Farm Safety 4 Just Kids is also a membership based organization providing education and awareness in farming communities, although membership is not required to utilize the web site.
Farm Safety for Young Children
Author: Graham, Lynn
Publisher: Iowa State University Extension (January 2004)
Description: This fact sheet discusses how to keep children safe on the farm. It includes common hazards, describes children's abilities at each age and what the key dangers are for each age. It also includes rules and how to supervise each age.
Going Green with Children
Publisher: CYFERnet (2008)
Description: Children are born with an affinity for nature but safety concerns, a lack of outdoor play spaces, and increased time spent indoors with technology can limit chances for them to learn about and interact with the environment. Children who connect with nature become “active learners” and are more likely to become good stewards of the environment in the future. The resources listed include information on designing play spaces, activities to do with children, buying guides and a list of child-friendly websites about nature and the environment.
How to Plan for the Unexpected: Preventing Child Drownings Language: English
Publisher: Consumer Product Safety Commission (2008)
Description: This fact sheet is designed to help parents and caregivers protect children from drowning. It offers statistics about drowning and guidelines for fences and barriers, alarms, and pool covers. It also has a "rules for pools" sheet at the end.
Insect Repellent Use and Safety Language: English
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010)
Description: This fact sheet is in a question and answer format and provides information on why to use repellent, how to use it, what type of active ingredients have been approved by the EPA for use, and which ones work the best. There is also specific information on using repellent with children.
Insect Repellents: Use and Effectiveness Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (April 2013)
Description: This fact sheet explains how to choose insect repellents and use them safely for children and adults. It discusses ticks and Lyme Disease, as well as what to do if insect repellent is ingested and other forms of exposure.
Not Even for a Second - Never Leave a Child Unattended around Water Language: English
Publisher: NJ Dept of Children and Families (April 2013)
Description: These materials warn of the dangers of leaving children unattended around water
and give tips about how you can keep children safe. This link provides a poster in English and Spanish.
Pool Safety for Children Language: English
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics (April 2013)
Description: A swimming pool can be very dangerous for children. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips to prevent injury and drowning.
Practice safe sun! Language: English
Author: Parker, Steven
Publisher: WebMD (2009)
Description: This web blog is managed by Dr. Steven Parker, M.D. This section contains information on sun exposure, how to protect against the sun’s rays, and what to do if you or your child receives a sun burn.
Prevent Child In-Home Drowning Deaths Language: Spanish, English
Publisher: Consumer Product Safety Commission (2009)
Description: This fact sheet describes some drowning risks around the house that you may not be aware of and offers safety tips to prevent children from drowning. Also available in Spanish as "Este Alerta Sobre Los Peligros De Ahogamiento En El Hogar" at http://www.cpsc.gov/nsn/inhomesp.pdf."
Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens Language: English
Publisher: StatePoint Media, Inc (2011)
Description: This fact sheet discusses how to prevent sports injuries in children. With children’s sports-related injuries continuing to rise nationwide to more than 3.5 million annually, keeping kids healthy is a top priority for parents, schools and sports leagues. Despite the plethora of protective gear kids now wear for practices or games, their developing bodies are still vulnerable to injury.
Safe Farm: Keep Young Children Safe on Farms
Author: Graham, Lynn
Publisher: Iowa State University Extension (1999)
Description: Learn how to keep children safe on the farm with the suggestions from this fact sheet. Information is included on safety for children from toddlers through age eight, including the specific things to guard aginst at each age.
Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools Language: English
Publisher: Consumer Product Safety Commission (1999)
Description: This booklet is a detailed guide to safety barriers around outdoor pools. It includes sections on how to prevent a child from getting over, under and through a barrier.
Shirts and Stuff for Sun Safety
Author: Stone, Janis
Publisher: Iowa State University Extension (2002)
Description: This brochure describes the effect of being out in the sun and ways to protect yourself from the sun. It also provides some general information UV exposure.
Spas, Hot Tubs, and Whirlpools Language: English
Publisher: Consumer Product Safety Commission (2002)
Description: This safety alert discusses hazards associated with spas and hot tubs and offers advice to prevent deaths and injuries.
Sports Shorts Language: English
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics (2011)
Description: Each issue of the Sports Shorts newletter examines a single sports-related condition and is designed for both physicians and parents. One side has information for the physician and the other side has information for the parent and patient, which can be copied and distributed to families during a health care visit. Sports Shorts has been discontinued but is available as an archive.
SUMMER SAFETY TIPS - PART I Language: English
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics (2010)
Description: This website contains information on these safety topics, providing age specific information where appropriate: sun protection, heat stress in exercising children, water safety, insect safety, playground safety, bicycle and other wheeled vehicles safety, and lawn mower safety.
Summer Safety Tips for Kids and Families Language: English
Publisher: NJ Dept of Children and Families (2010)
Description: This website contains information on these safety topics, sun protection, heat stress in exercising children, water safety, playground safety, bicycle and other wheeled vehicles safety.
Available in Spanish at http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/documents/news/publications/SummerSpan.pdf.
Water Play Safety: Under the Microscope Language: English
Author: Bush, Gayle
Publisher: Healthy Child Publications (2009)
Description: Understanding how water illnesses can spread during water play and other activities is a first step to keeping young children and caregivers healthy. Water can be used for a number of fun activities with more than one child using the same water.
What is Big Body Play and Why is it Important? Language: English
Author: Carlson, Frances
Publisher: NAEYC for families (2012)
Description: This NAEYC article explains what big body play is and how adults can supervise and support this type of play.
Farm Safety Just 4 Kids website Language: English
Publisher: Farm Safety Just 4 Kids - private nonprofit (2012)
Description: This website provides consumers with information regarding the safety of children on farms. The mission of Farm Safety 4 Just Kids is to promote a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to children and youth. The site provides resources and training to individuals to promote farm safety.
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety Language: English
Publisher: Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Wisconsin (2002)
Description: This web site offers resources, research, and policy publications of the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. The center strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments.
North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks (NAGCAT) Guidelines Language: English
Publisher: Marshfield Clinic (2010)
Description: On this Web site about farm safety, you can select from a number of agricultural tasks to evaluate if your child is ready to perform them. You may also order their resources online.
Playground Injuries Language: English
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (2010)
Description: This fact sheet describes the occurrence and consequences, cost, groups at risk, risk factors, and prevention strategies associated with playground injuries.
Child, Youth, Environments Journal Language: English
Description: The world's leading publication for the latest news on children, youth and their environments. Endorsed by UN-Habitat and guided by a distinguished Editorial Advisory Board, the Journal is a one-stop online resource, which supports the sharing of knowledge across disciplinary and national boundaries. With readers in over 160 countries, the Journal provides easy access to authoritative research articles, in-depth analyses, cutting-edge field reports, and critical book reviews.