Monday, August 7, 2017

Concussion Safety for Kids

"Start a conversation with your child about playing safe and smart!
We know keeping your children safe is a top priority. However, sometimes it can be hard to know how to talk to your child about concussion or other serious brain injury.
Whether you are a coach, school professional, healthcare provider, teacher, or parent, it’s important to have the right tools to prevent concussions and traumatic brain injury on and off the field.
CDC developed a mobile game app, called “HEADS UP Rocket Blades,” to help teach concussion safety in a kid-friendly way to children ages 6 to 8. This innovative app can help you start a conversation with your child about concussion safety. Through a futuristic world of galactic racing adventures, children can learn the benefits of playing it safe and smart!
The app can help you teach children:
  • Hitting your head can cause a brain injury called a concussion,
  • To tell a coach, parent, or another adult if they hit their head,
  • The importance of seeing a doctor if your brain is hurt, and resting before returning to play, and that
  • Helmets alone cannot prevent concussions...."


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