Concussion Safety for Kids
- Hitting your head can cause a brain injury called a concussion,
- To tell a coach, parent, or another adult if they hit their head,
- The importance of seeing a doctor if your brain is hurt, and resting before returning to play, and that
- Helmets alone cannot prevent concussions.
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- If you see that your child is winning the game, take a moment to congratulate him or her.
- Ask what happens to Rocket Blades players when they hit their heads in the game, such as: Do their brains get hurt? How do the players feel? What should players do if they don’t feel well?
- When Rocket Blades players have concussion symptoms in the game (such as blurry vision or slower reaction time), talk to your child about concussion symptoms, what happens when the Rocket Blades players hit their head in the game, and why it is important for the player to sit out and rest.
- Talk to your child about the role of helmets in the game and in real life. Remind him or her that helmets are a very important way to keep their brain safe and they should always wear safety gear when playing. However, just like the players in the game, children in real life can get a concussion even if they are wearing a helmet and they should avoid hits to the head even when wearing a helmet.
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