Here are some ways to keep your children safe this school year:
- Riding the Bus
Make sure children stand at least six feet away (or 3 giant steps) from the curb.
- Backpack Safety
Don’t overstuff a backpack; it should weigh no more than 20 percent of your child’s body weight.
- Riding a Bike
Cyclists who wear a helmet reduce their risk of head injury by an estimated 60 percent.
- Walking to School
When on a street with no sidewalk, walk facing the traffic. Never dart out in front of a parked car.
Did you know that the sport with the highest concussion risk for males is football and for females is soccer? If a concussion is left untreated, it could lead to permanent brain damage. Signs and symptoms of a concussion include:
- Glassy eyes
- Clumsiness or poor balance
- Slowed speech
- Changes in mood, behavior or personality
Learn how Consumers Energy is teaming up with students and teachers at ConsumersEnergy.com/kids.