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7 Important Back-to-School Safety Tips

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Playground Safety


According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 200,000 children are sent to the emergency room every year with playground-related injuries, and most occur when a child falls from a piece of playground equipment onto a hard surface. The CPSC's playground safety guidelines outline the steps needed to make playgrounds safer for children — find out if your state has passed legislation regarding playground safety.

Ask your child's school how they monitor the playground during recess. Make sure your child knows to go to the monitor on duty if he or someone else is injured. If your child has asthma or a bee sting allergy, make sure your child's teacher has the medication he needs in case of an emergency.

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