The Surprising Injuries Children Jump on Playgrounds


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One terrifying and tragic playground injury that’s more common than many parents realize is strangulation. Cords and pulls from hooded shirts or jackets, hoods themselves and other loose clothing can become tangled around bars and ropes on climbing structures, presenting a very real strangulation risk if a child should fall from that structure. The Surprising Reason More Kids Are Getting Hurt at the Playground Palsson established causation between smartphones and child injuries by tracking two sets of data: the 10 percent increase of.

All Emergency Department-Treated, Playground-Related Injuries While all children who use playgrounds are at risk for injury, boys sustain ED-treated injuries (55%) slightly more often than girls (45%). 3 Children ages 5 to 9 have higher rates of ED visits for playground injuries than any other age group. Most of these injuries occur at school.

Playground equipment causes roughly 200,000 injuries per year in the United States, and about 15 fatalities. Slides and swing seats are built to turn children into projectiles. Blacktop is unforgiving; crowded jungle gyms are essentially ruled by the laws of the jungle. Although minor bumps, bruises, and cuts frequently occur on playgrounds, many playground injuries are more severe.

Broken bones, sprains and strains, internal organ injuries, dislocations and concussions are the most common playground-related injuries that require a doctor’s care. Among these, 148,000 injuries occur on a public playground and 51,000 occur at home. Severe injuries, including fractures, internal injuries concussions, dislocations and amputations, account for nearly half (45 percent) of playground injuries.

Falls cause the greatest number of injuries. 2. Head Injuries. An injury that can be easily overlooked involves the head. Children play on both plastic and metal materials at the playground. They might strike their heads on accident as they run and jump around.

Many children simply keep on running to continue their fun. However, concussions may evolve shortly after the injury. On average, 17 children die each year playing on playgrounds.unsafe play Many deaths and injuries could be prevented if playgrounds from equipment to surfacing to layout were designed with safety in mind. But unsafe designs and injuries subject the school to playground liability. When a student is hurt on a school playground, first and foremost, school staff should.

No one ever said play is free of injury. Playing can get a little painful from time to time. According to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report, over 200,000 children are treated annually for playground equipment-related injuries. And the number one body part that gets injured in these incidents are the arms.

Ensuring that the school playground is a safe place to. But failure to follow the rules can result in loss of your right to get compensation for injuries and other damages. Bottom line: If you’re considering bringing an injury case involving an incident at a public school, it’s probably a good idea to discuss your situation (and your options) with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

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Head injury and limb fracture in modern playgrounds.

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Questions should also be included about whether the child’s play is supervised, especially near the street and at playgrounds, where injuries frequently happen (see the section on Playground Injuries, earlier).

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Injuries to toddlers occur most often when they fall from furniture, high chairs, changing tables, stairs, windows, and playground equipment.

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Children and older persons are at risk for injuries.

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Falls in older children occur due to sports injury and from playground equipment.

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It is important to look at these trends and consider health and safety initiatives to help reduce the number of fractures that children sustain such as the type of surfaces in playgrounds (Howard et al., 2009).

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One study suggests one of the main contributing factors to playground injury is “lack of active competent adult supervision.”

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However, despite their improved coordination and capacity to understand simple rules, children of this age may not recognise the dangers associated with their activities, which increases their risk for accident and injury.

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Parents may not be alert to the dangers leading to such injuries and consequently fail to protect their children.

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Many sustain injuries on playgrounds because of their lack of balance and coordination; adult supervision is a must.

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  • I used to hate playgrounds, I was constantly in the woods or in a creek, we brought tools and built rope swings and forts. Now I’m good at making important life changing decisions

  • My sister and cousin and me where thinking to do a train, and I was first. Then when we went down, I hurted my right cheek. Lucky I was ok, and had an ice water bottle on it. ☹️

  • All it takes is one kid getting hurt for allll that to go down. Its ok to fall, its okay to get a scrape. THEN stupid parents make a law, fun allowed! Someone should just be there to watch, districts dont spend money on aides to watch,….Thats the problem. We had kids sneak in without parents and alll the equipment went away. One parent, kawsuit…no funding.

  • Just build some kind of legos playground where kids can build their own slide or something. They can have adventure building their own stuff to play with and it’s safer then using brick, nail, old plank of wood

  • I remember being around 7 or 8 and climbing a rather unstable 30-40 foot slide and I didn’t always go down the slide, sometimes I mixed it up a bit and slid down the poles on the side meant to stabilize the slide that was ‘firmly’ planted in sand, lots and lots of sand because sand it stable. LOL. Still I had fun, even shimmied up the 30-40 foot metal pole that had a bell at the top. Back then playground equipment was built more for the “not afraid of heights or limb dislocation”. It’s gone now, replaced with toys much closer to the ground; but considering it’s basically a large sandbox and nothing was really “rooted in” I’m sure that’s a good decision and rusty metal not a good thing to play on.

  • Now everything has gone totally bitch assed & places are afraid to get sued, doctors are afraid to prescribe anything decent.  Simon Phoenix saw this coming in Demolition Man; “the world has become a pussy whipped Brady  Bunch version of itself.” I haven’t seen a fun playground since I was a kid.

  • I thought these would be things I remember from my childhood but these seem to go back to the late 19th/early 20th centuries. There were a few that were still left over though. When I was very little I lived in a really small town in Nebraska, in the early 80s, we had those really high swings and one of those witches hat merry-go-rounds. I was like 4 but I loved them.

  • if you don’t think your kid is developmentally ready to slide by themselves, then they shouldn’t be on the slide at all. Wait till they’re ready to ride solo.

  • My cousin was going down a slide by her self (1 y/o) and her foot stopped and she fell off the edge, she was shocked but then we stood her up and she laughed and went again ☺️��

  • I actually played on a few of the swing sets, monkey bars and merry go rounds in the early 70’s. They were so dangerous. The swings went super high. A kid actually wrapped over the top in a swing. We sure did have fun

  • CHILDREN NEED THIS. I actually attended a meeting to discuss about new playground which might adopt the idea of Adventure Playground. It turned out to be a safe playground at the end. Nobody dares build Adventure Playground nowadays anymore.

  • 2004: hey sweetie! I’ll be watching on this bench *actually watches*
    2020: ok…I’ll be here *goes on phone and forgets about the child*

  • I had a big spider web thing about 30ft at our school but got taken down after some kid went to the top said he could do a backflip and hit a lot of the ropes on the way down and broke a few bones.

  • i saw this in favebook when i was 6 and my parents told me huhhhh seeee this parents hurt their child when someong is a bad kid neeeds tho get punished oofff my parents dont understand bc they dont know english bc they are bulgarians ������

  • When I was a kid my parents got me a playground installed in our backyard, but I mostly played with the dirt, wood chips and the things surrounding the playground. I only used the play ground swings for imaginary “ovens” or the slide for “delivery” service.

  • Why would some 180lbs woman ride with a 15lbs baby

    simple solution:

    If the slide isn’t a closed one, simply pick up your child and place them at the top for them to slide down by themselves.

    It really isn’t that hard. SMDH

  • As a CPSC inspector and MS in child development, I fully support these types of these playgrounds. My only issue is metal slides. I personally have blistered my thighs as a child. More trees are needed to shade metal slides.

  • In the event that the mother brought the daughter to school with those injuries, they would have called child protective services on her, especially if she gave the same LAME excuse they gave. An investigation would definitely be opened on the mother so the same should go for the school. Looks like one of the adults that work at the school needs to “fall off the slide” if you know what I mean 😉

  • Born in the 1940’s, I remember much more riskey play grounds than today, and always crowded. many similar to these, BUT, not so excessively so. But then, we would be climbing large trees, walking along walls 8 feet high, some had broken glass on their tops. And,made derilict / bombed houses and factories our play area too.

  • First of all why the three goddam three people decide to this goddam piece of s**t why this they have to this stupid idea and go f**k your self three people

  • They need to also mention the differences in age. What about the younger children who WOULD need the safety features?(5 and under)

  • Me and my friends got together next to a playground and with no tools just sticks and pine straw me made a sorta bunker fort hunters nest thing by digging into the ground and making a frame in which we coated with pine straw. Still more fun than a safe playground!

  • the safe playgrounds only need fences and trees that kids can climb. I go to the local playground to go where I’m not supposed to like climbing on the outside of the elevated platforms and climbing the fences.