Personal safety and injury prevention are essential to active and healthy living. Education in these areas plays a key role in applying health knowledge and making decisions about personal health. Positive behaviours in personal safety affect overall health and well-being.
Resources for Personal Safety and Injury Prevention
See ideas and resources below that support recreational and road safety:
Curriculum teaching & learning
- Check OPHEA's Safety Guidelines for concussion protocol and tools
- Check the Ontario Road Safety Resource for students in Kindergarten to grade 12
- Check Parachute for information on preventing injuries, programs such as Safe Kids Week or e-learning on concussions
- Check the Supportive Programs for Schools under the Hamilton Helmet Initiative for information on free injury prevention and skill-building programming
School & classroom leadership
- Give opportunities to community members, parents, teachers and students to voice issues and engage in dialogue and problem solving related to helmet use and injury prevention
- Make sure students are regularly wearing helmets according to school board policy
- Provide opportunities for students to share their perspectives and solutions on injury prevention issues through media and arts projects
- Suggest secondary school students volunteer with the Hamilton Helmet Initiative to prevent injuries. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Social & physical environments
- Use Active & Safe Routes to School to support a healthy physical environment. It provides options for schools to create an active culture and travel system.
Home, school & community partnership
- Promote Hamilton Helmet Initiative to students for affordable access to helmets
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