Tips for playground safety

Metro ServiceChildren should use only the equipment recommended for their age groups and ability levels. ■ Metro Service Playgrounds provide places for children to run, laugh, play, and share experiences with their friends. Playgrounds also are instrumental in fostering social connections among children and providing places to exercise. Although playgrounds are much safer than they used to be, that doesn’t mean children cannot get injured when playing at modern playgrounds. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says playground-related traumatic brain injuries are still a major threat, and emergency departments treat more than 20,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground injuries each year. Broken bones, abrasions and even strangulation

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