- Children under 5 shouldn’t skateboard. (Sorry, little kiddos.) Balance and judgment haven’t fully developed, which can lead to injuries.
- Children under 10 years should have close adult supervision when skateboarding or riding a scooter.
When kids start expressing interest in scooters and skateboards, it’s important to know how to protect them from the slips, skids and falls (a major cause of injuries) that come with being on wheels. Teach them they can have fun without putting themselves in harm’s way. Here’s how.
About 6 in 10 kids take their helmets off when they're scooting.
- Safe Kids Worldwide