Schools out

Summer day at the beach
December 18, 2019

School’s out! Let's stay safe this summer!

Research at Perth Children’s Hospital has helped to discover that children who do recreational sports like skate boarding, bike riding and scootering are more likely to suffer serious head injuries than children who play contact sports like AFL or rugby.

We love to see kids enjoying the outdoors but help keep them safe this summer with some simple tips:

  • Wear a helmet and safety gear when riding bikes, skateboards, scooters and horses.
  • Ensure appropriate supervision for the age and activity.
  • Take special care around water and pools.
  • Use proper sun protection.

Read more about the results from this study here.