Summer is the long-awaited time of year when children head outdoors to play, and adults fling open windows to let sunshine and fresh air in.
But it is also the most dangerous time of the year. During summer months children play outside more, often with less supervision than in school.
- Drowning is one of the greatest summer risks for children.
- Many summertime injuries happen on playgrounds.
- Every year children die or are seriously injured when left in a car during the summer months.
How Boston Children's approaches summer safety
Most injuries to children are preventable, and there are precautions you can take to help your child's summer be safe and happy. Children's Injury Prevention Program offers guidelines to protect your child, including tips on water safety, sun safety, bike safety, and playground safety.