Parachute Safe Kids Week

Parachute Safe Kids Week

Parachute Safe Kids Week

Date posted: May 31, 2019

June 3rd to 9th is Parachute Safe Kids Week. This year’s theme is preventing harm from children’s falls in the home and at play.

Falling is a normal part of children’s development, as they walk, climb, run, jump, play and explore their environment. While most child falls do not result in serious injury, each year more than 140,000 children are seen in emergency departments for fall-related injuries. Most of these injuries to children under 5 occur in the home.

Parachute has produced a Parent Tip Sheet and a Home Fall Proof Checklist to support this campaign.

For facts on fall-related injuries in BC children, click here.

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