Kidd Safety needs you to be his playground safety buddy. Each year, more than 200,000 children go to U.S. hospital emergency rooms with injuries associated with playground equipment. Kidd Safety needs you to help make every playground safe. Here's how you can help:
First get a ruler and measure exactly how much surfacing - wood chips, mulch, sand or pea gravel is under your playground equipment. Do you have 12 inches of surfacing? If not, tell your parent or teacher - good surfacing helps prevent serious playground injuries!
Check for sharp points or edges in equipment. If the edge of the playground equipment looks sharp, it could be dangerous. Tell your parent or teacher immediately!
Print a copy of Kidd Safety's Playground Safety Checklist (pdf) and give it to your parents or teacher. Adults need to know how to keep kids safe on the playground.