We all hope to have a safe and healthy summer. The last thing anybody wants to have happen in the summer is an injury. Emergency room visits are a bummer and casts are exceptionally brutal to have to wear n the heat of summer. All parents will say they do their best to make certain everybody plays it safe in the summer. They say this despite the fact they have four kids jumping on the trampoline unsupervised or a child off riding a bike without a helmet.

We get it, you can’t be there all of the time to watch over your children and other family members, but there are steps you can take to keep you and your family more healthy this summer. For example, you can tell your kids no trampoline unless there is an adult watching or dole out punishment for anyone you rides their bike without a helmet. This includes mom and dad.

The other way to play it safe in the summer is to be aware of what causes injuries. The more you know, the better prepared you can be and the safer you can keep your family. Privis Health, your digital healthcare provider, offers the most dangerous actives and other summer risks.

Trampolines

Any object that can propel a child several feet into the air is bound to present some level of danger. There are many ways to make trampolines safer besides requiring adult supervision while using. Make sure your trampoline has all sides secured with a safety net and protecting netting.

Bikes

Children account for nearly 60 percent of all bicycle injuries. The most serious injuries occur in children who are not wearing a helmet. In addition to enforcing helmet safety, teach your children the proper way to ride their bike on the street and to follow local laws.

Skateboards and Scooters

It would seem that bikes aren’t the only wheeled item that can be a hazard to your health. Children who ride scooters or skateboards also need to wear a helmet, whether they think it is cool or not. And while these are great fun, you need to ride with great caution and stay out of the street.

Remote Control Items

There are many types of remote control items on the market today. You can have a drone with a built-in camera, a remote control car that does tricks and even a remote control boat, all of which will bring hours of fun. But they can also present a hazard to your health.

Drones have become very popular and anyone can own one nowadays. But if you aren’t careful, you could wind up with a black eye, bloody nose, cuts to your face or even worse.

Baseballs and Bats

If you have ever been hot by a baseball, you know just how much it hurts. Getting smacked with a baseball bat is quite painful as well. Even if your kids are going to spend the afternoon tossing the baseball back and forth, it makes sense to have them wear a helmet. A bad toss can result in a concussion.

Playgrounds

Playgrounds are a lot safer than they were 25 years ago. But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be on the lookout at all times when you take your children to the park to play.

According to the CDC, emergency rooms treat 200,000 injuries each year related to playgrounds. Falls from the apparatuses are quite common.

Toy Guns

Injuries from toy guns are on the rise. Injuries from toy guns like airsoft and BB guns have risen 500 percent between 2010 and 2012. Yes, you can shoot your eye out with a BB gun.

Fireworks

Just as you would expect, on an around Independence Day, hospitals see a marked rise in injuries from fireworks. The injuries they see aren’t just burns, projectiles can cause eye damage as well.

Sharp and Heavy Objects

You probably don’t hand sharp objects to your children and send them outside to play. Unfortunately, children find sharp and heavy objects, start playing with them and wind up getting hurt. Playing with gardening equipment, dad’s tools or even sticks can lead to lacerations and other injuries.

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