IPRC reminds parents about summer safety for kids

Published on June 17, 2020

With summer officially starting this weekend, experts at the University of Iowa say children are more likely to get hurt during the pandemic than in summers past. Lisa Roth, deputy director of the UI Injury Prevention Research Center, says being active in the outdoors is good for our physical and mental health but it has to be done safely. “We have a lot of distractions facing us with working at home, maybe financial worries that we’re having, there’s caretaking duties that we just aren’t used to with the kids around now, so maybe we’re paying a little bit less attention,” Roth says. “We’re encouraging families to really focus in on supervision as they’re engaging in their summer activities.” (Radio Iowa)
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Additional Coverage

IPRC reminding parents to keep an eye on their kids during the summer
https://www.kcrg.com/2020/06/17/ui-worker-reminding-parents-to-keep-an-eye-on-their-kids-during-the-summer/

IPRC Blog Post
https://iprc.public-health.uiowa.edu/2020/06/11/preventing-child-injuries-outdoors-during-covid-19/