The end of the school year is fast approaching, and soon it will be summer job season for our teens. Babysitting is a favorite choice for high school and college-aged young adults looking to earn extra cash during the summer months. But are they prepared to handle the emergencies that can occur?
The National Safety Council turned to the doctors at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH to determine the five most common injuries that affect children in the summer, often ending in a trip to the hospital:
- Bicycle injuries
- Motorized vehicle incidents
The Child & Babysitting Safety (CABS) program covers topics such as:
- Babysitting as a Business
- Safety and Injury Prevention
- Play Time
- Basic Caregiving Skills
- First Aid
Babysitting is serious business and a big responsibility; your child is taking care of someone else’s child. Make sure they are prepared and knowledgeable in babysitting best practices as well as how to operate their first attempt at running a small business.
Interested in getting your teen prepared to take on the responsibility of caring for younger children? Let us help you find an ASHI Training Center near you.
This summer, let’s make safety a priority!