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Date Created: 11/14/15
In today39s day and age children are curious and will continue to always want to explore So as children explore they tend to get booboos Children need parents from the day they are born Infants need us to feed them change their diapers cloth them and protect them As they grow into healthy toddlers we as parents teach them how to do everything and we still protect them Parents will always protect their children even when the child is old enough to protect themselves Safety regulations have also changed over the past few decades Childcare use to be provided by family or friends Now since there are so many rules to follow many children attend daycare facilities that are state monitored and inspected I know as an infant my mother use to hold me while rifding in a car Now we have infant car seats toddler car seats and booster seats for older children who have not reached the weight or height requirement Also seatbelts are mandatory and or no longer optional Children also have to wear helmets while riding bikes or skateboards to protect their heads When I was little I would just jump on my bike and go Swimming pools now must either have a gate around it completely or the ladder has to up and locked These rules I understand and are to protect our children As parents we follow these rules for this reason GENERAL CHILD SAFETY FACTS AND STATISTICS Provided by Global Children39s Fund a Nonprofit Group For children ages 4 and younger the leading causes of injuryrelated death are 1 Car accidents 2 Drowning 3 Fires and burns 4 Suffocation 5 Pedestrian deaths 6 Firearm mishaps amp homicides 7 Falls For kids ages 514 the leading causes of injuryrelated death are 1 Car accidents 2 Suffocation 3 Firearm deaths 4 Drowning 5 Fire and burns 6 Pedestrian accidents 7 Falls About 2000 children age 14 and under die each year from home accidents Around 80 of these are under the age of 4 Each year 67 children ages 14 years and under die from an unintentional gun shooting About 3 million youths between ages 12 and 17 abuse prescription drugs nationwide each year As many as 20 percent of teenspreteens play the choking game which involves either asphyxiating themselves or having someone else do it for the quick rush it provides At least 82 youths ages 619 have died during the activity but probably under represent actual numbers as many such deaths are counted as suicides Most safety experts and organizations including ours estimate that between 75 to 90 percent of these tragedies could be avoided through better safety awareness and prevention 15000 to 18000 kids in the US die every year and millions more are seriously injured due to a lack of time spent training on safety issues REFERENCES Fund G C nd General Child Safety Facts and Statistics Retrieved April 17 2014 from httpwwwkeepyourchildsafeorg Mossler R 2011 Child and Adolescent Development San Diego CA Bridgepoint Educannlnc
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