City of Hamilton - Public Health Services
Injury Prevention - Kids
Imagine living in a world where kids can play and explore their world without getting hurt.
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death among children in Canada.
We can prevent injuries because we know when they are most likely to happen.
- Every two minutes in Ontario, one child visits an emergency department and every two hours one child is hospitalized with an injury (SMARTRISK, 2007).
- Injury remains responsible for more deaths to Canadian children age 1 to 14 than any other cause (Safe Kids Canada).
Many parents believe that injuries are a part of growing up.
Injuries are not ‘accidents’ or just ‘bad luck’.
Bumps and bruises are a part of everyday life, but serious injuries and death are not.
Most injuries are predictable and preventable.
Young children need constant supervision. Anticipate your child’s next stage of development and plan accordingly.
More information about preventing injuries can be found here in these areas:
||Learn how to keep children safe outdoors and on bikes, inline skates, skateboards and scooters. |
||Learn how everyone and the community can make walking safer for all.|
||Learn how to prevent bullying and dating violence.|
|Road & Passenger Safety
||Learn about car seats and booster seats, driving safely, safety in the car, impaired driving and ATVs.|
|Rural & Farm Safety
||Learn about safety in rural areas and on the farm.|
|Safety in and Around the Home
||Learn how to keep safe in and around the home|
|Safety in and Around the Water
||Learn about drowning prevention|
||Learn about keeping safe through the seasons and holidays|
Last updated: December 23, 2008