The Ultimate Summer Safety Tips for Kids Quiz


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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

School's out and the fun begins! Sun, water and outdoor activities for at least two months can be full of excitement and enjoyment for your kids. As a parent, however, you need to protect your children from an array of summertime hazards. Take this quiz and learn how to keep your kids safe during the summer months.

What percentage of childhood accidental deaths occur in the summer?

Approximately 40 percent of all childhood injury deaths occur between the months of May and August. Unfortunately, about 90 percent of these accidental deaths are preventable.


What kind of clothing should your child wear to decrease bug bites?

Put your kid in light colored clothing during the summer months. Light colored clothing tends to attract fewer bugs than other colors.


What is the recommendation for DEET insect repellants with children?

DEET is toxic and should be used sparingly on children. DEET insect repellants should never be used on infants.


You should never apply DEET insect repellant on your child's:

If you want to use DEET insect repellant only use a repellant with10 to 30 percent DEET concentration. Never apply DEET insect repellants to a child's face or hands.


Where should you check for ticks on your child?

The Center for Disease Control recommends that parents check their children regularly for ticks. You should check under the arms, between the legs, around the waist, inside the navel, around the hairline and on the scalp.


Ticks are found most often in:

Be extra vigilant when your child is playing in grassy or woody areas. Ticks like moist and humid environments.


How do you remove a tick?

Never try to remove a tick with your bare hands. Use tweezers to hold the tick and pull it out in an upwards motion.


What type of safety precaution should you take if you have a home pool?

Pool related injuries and death are a serious issue. Install a fence, at least five feet high, around your swimming pool. Moreover, children of all ages and swimming abilities should never swim alone or unsupervised.


What percentage of accidental drownings can be prevented with a pool fence?

It's worth the investment. A high fence surrounding your pool, with a self-latching gate, can prevent 50 to 90 percent of accidental drownings.


How can you prevent playground injuries?

The majority of playground injuries are preventable. Check the playground structures for heat and broken areas.


Why is it important to have an absorbent surface material on a playground?

A play structure should be surrounded by an absorbent surface, like rubber mulch, to prevent head injuries and broken bones in the case of a fall.


How can you improve your child's safety while riding a bike?

Nearly 300,000 children in the United States visit the emergency department due to bike related accidents each year. Prevent biking accidents by making sure your child rides a bike that fits their height.


Only buy a bicycle helmet for your child if:

Only purchase a bike helmet that has a safety seal from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Bike helmets need to meet certain safety standards.


Your child can get poison ivy by:

Poison ivy is not contagious. Your child, however, can get poison ivy from indirect contact, such as touching a dog who has been in recent contact with the plant.


What are the symptoms of poison ivy?

Your child may have poison ivy if they have: itchy skin, hives or bumps, redness or red streaks and/or blisters filled with fluid. Mild poison ivy can be effectively treated without medical intervention.


What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

The symptoms of food poisoning are similar to flu symptoms. Symptoms of food poisoning include: nausea, stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, and in extreme cases, bloody stools.


Which of the following foods require constant refrigeration during the summer months?

Everyone enjoys a nice picnic. Keep in mind, however, that a variety of different food products cannot be out in the heat for extended periods of time. Avoid food poisoning by keeping the following products at an appropriate cool temperature: mayonnaise, milk, eggs, meat, poultry and seafood.


How can you prevent heat-related illnesses?

Be cautious in extreme heat and sun. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids and stay in the shade whenever possible.


What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion?

Take action when you first notice the symptoms of mild heat exhaustion, such as fatigue, thirst, leg cramps and abdominal cramps. Heat exhaustion, if left untreated, can lead to heatstroke, which is much more serious.


What are the symptoms of heatstroke?

Heatstroke can lead to serious health consequences. Take action if you experience the following heatstroke symptoms: dizziness, nausea, trouble breathing, headaches, rapid heartbeat, vomiting, confusion, rise in body temperature, and flushed skin.


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