• Your backyard safety checklist for the kids

Your backyard safety checklist for the kids

Occupational therapist and part of Kidsafe NSW’s Playground Advisory Unit, Kate Fraser, says that when it comes to playing outdoors, falls are the number one cause of injury for kids, so it’s important to watch out for topples, particularly from high perches. Here are Kate's tips for safeguarding your outdoor environments for the kids.

Photo by Getty Images Dec 11, 2012

Your backyard safety checklist for the kids

When it comes to playing outdoors, falls are the number one cause of injury for kids, so it’s important to watch out for outdoor hazards. Here are some tips for safeguarding your backyard for the kids.

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  1. Martine B09:28pm Sunday 06th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Backyards were not "kids safe" when I was a kid, thank God for that! At least, we had fun, and developed sound survival strategies; and yes, still alive and in one piece today! These days, kids spend their time outside screaming, whingeing, or crying. What' s the matter with them/parents/" laws"? So much for fun and self-developed strategies.... Can' t even cross a street safely; too busy plugged in to their "digital" music.

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  2. margaret06:04pm Sunday 06th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Children need to learn about boundaries, and consequences...they need to learn to take responsibility for the things they do...they can learn those things at a very early age..WITH PARENT SUPERVISION!!!! AT ALL TIMES!!....YES...and let them fall over, scratch their knees, play in the dirt..etc..etc...didnt hurt my two...now very healthy adults with grubby, happy kids of their own....as it should be

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  3. Glib09:49am Sunday 06th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    If you hadn't thought of all these things already, you were not ready to have children.

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  4. stuart h09:26am Sunday 06th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    what a crock, let kids climb trees, run barefoot, be kids like we were

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