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Skateboarding is very popular among kids and teens. But skateboarding injuries do happen, particularly if kids skate in the wrong place or don’t wear protective gear.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that:
To keep it safe while skateboarding, kids should follow these rules and safety tips.
Kids should choose the skateboard that’s right for their style or activity (for example slalom, freestyle, and speed). Before heading out to skate, kids need:
To prevent injuries, it is very important that riders choose safe places to ride. All surfaces should be checked before riding on them. Kids should skateboard only on surfaces that are smooth without cracks or debris, like garbage or sticks.
Other safety rules:
Kids will fall while skateboarding. It’s part of the sport. To stay safe, kids should use the safety gear listed above and learn how to fall properly. They should:
You practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries – and how to avoid getting them.
This site has tips on things like preparing for a new season, handling sports pressure, staying motivated, and dealing with injuries.
Get tips on everything from finding the best sport for your kids to preventing and handling injuries.
Inline skating is good exercise and an excellent off-season training program for hockey and skiing. To stay safe while inline skating, take a look at these tips.
Playing hard doesn’t have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.
Snowboarding is a great way to have fun and get exercise, but it has some very real dangers. These safety tips can help keep your family safe on the slopes.
Snowboarding is a great way to have fun, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these safety tips to learn how to stay safe on the slopes.
Skateboarding is undeniably cool, but it’s also easy to get hurt. Keep it safe while skateboarding with these safety tips.
Skiing is fun but also has some very real dangers. Make sure your kids follow these safety tips to learn how to stay safe on the slopes.
There’s a lot to love about skiing, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these tips to stay safe on the slopes.
Participation in sports can teach kids sportsmanship and discipline. But sports also carry the potential for injury. Here’s how to protect your kids.
Sports injuries often can be prevented. Find out how in this article for kids.
In a concussion, the brain shifts inside the skull. This can cause a sudden – but usually temporary – disruption in a person’s ability to function properly and feel well. Here’s what to do if you suspect a concussion.
Concussions are serious injuries that can be even more serious if kids don’t get the time and rest needed to heal them completely.
Baseball is by no means a dangerous sport. But it can present a very real risk of injuries from things like wild pitches, batted balls, and collisions in the field.
Baseball is by no means a dangerous sport. But it can present a very real risk of injuries from things like wild pitches, batted balls, and collisions in the field. These safety tips can help keep your kids safe on the diamond.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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