“You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”, Most Dangerous Toys of 2015

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Did you get your child any of these “dangerous” toys for Christmas? Property Casualty 360 reported a list from HealthGrove of the 22 toys that have caused the most injuries in 2015. Some of the results are quite unexpected, and no a Red Ryder BB gun is not on the list (although toy guns are).

Here is their list beginning with the least dangerous to the most dangerous toy of them all!

22. Stilts : Can’t say that I thought of buying these for my child…but they suprising have the smallest amount of injuries out of the top 22, with 139 injuries per year. Could this be because stilts on the hot toy list for Christmas? Continue reading ““You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”, Most Dangerous Toys of 2015″

Preventing Abuse/Molestation in Youth Sports

Unfortunately Abuse & Molestation is a very common problem not just in the world of youth sports, but in any situation where children are left in the care of an adult. Church groups, day care centers, youth sports, family fun centers, schools…it seems that no place is immune to this type of risk these days. According the US Department of Justice National Sex Offender Website an estimated 60% of abusers are known to the child but not the family. For example coaches, child care providers & neighbors. 23% of reported cases were perpetrated by individuals under the age of 18. Statistics report that every 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse.

So what can we do to prevent it?

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