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The Ultimate Summer Safety Tips for Kids Quiz
by Staff
School's out and the fun begins! Sun, water and outdoor activities for at least two months can be full of excitement and enjoyment for your kids. As a parent, however, you need to protect your children from an array of summertime hazards. Take this quiz and learn how to keep your kids safe during the summer months.

What percentage of childhood accidental deaths occur in the summer?

  • 25 percent
  • 40 percent
  • 70 percent

What kind of clothing should your child wear to decrease bug bites?

  • dark colored clothing
  • light colored clothing
  • bug-repellant clothing

What is the recommendation for DEET insect repellants with children?

  • Never use it.
  • Use it sparingly.
  • Use a moderate amount to prevent mosquito bites.

You should never apply DEET insect repellant on your child's:

  • face
  • hands
  • both of the above

Where should you check for ticks on your child?

  • under the arms and between the legs
  • around the waist and inside the navel
  • both of the above

Ticks are found most often in:

  • grassy areas
  • woody areas
  • both of the above

How do you remove a tick?

  • with your hands
  • with tweezers
  • with a knife

What type of safety precaution should you take if you have a home pool?

  • install a high fence around your pool
  • always supervise your child when swimming
  • both of the above

What percentage of accidental drownings can be prevented with a pool fence?

  • 20 to 30 percent
  • 30 to 50 percent
  • 50 to 90 percent

How can you prevent playground injuries?

  • Check the play structures beforehand.
  • Make sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing.
  • both of the above

Why is it important to have an absorbent surface material on a playground?

  • It prevents scrapes.
  • It prevents bruises.
  • It prevents head injuries and broken bones.

How can you improve your child's safety while riding a bike?

  • Make sure they wear protective padding.
  • Make sure they wear proper clothing.
  • Make sure their bike fits their height.

Only buy a bicycle helmet for your child if:

  • your child likes it
  • it has a safety seal
  • it has a warranty

Your child can get poison ivy by:

  • petting a dog who has been in contact with poison ivy
  • hanging out with a friend who has poison ivy
  • both of the above

What are the symptoms of poison ivy?

  • itchy skin and hives or bumps
  • redness and blisters
  • both of the above

What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

  • nausea and stomach cramps
  • vomiting and diarrhea
  • both of the above

Which of the following foods require constant refrigeration during the summer months?

  • mayonnaise, milk and eggs
  • meat, poultry and seafood
  • both of the above

How can you prevent heat-related illnesses?

  • drink plenty of water
  • wear light-colored clothing
  • both of the above

What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion?

  • fatigue and thirst
  • leg and abdominal cramps
  • both of the above

What are the symptoms of heatstroke?

  • dizziness, nausea and trouble breathing
  • headaches, rapid heartbeat and vomiting
  • both of the above