Last December, we featured an article about safety concerns in sports: http://www.blog4safety.com/2013/12/football-isnt-just-fun-and-games/. In response to that article, we received a very interesting graphic on head injuries involving children through teens. Because we are all involved in keeping our youngsters and workers safe from traumatic brain injuries, please see the following graph on the various types of injuries, of both girls and boys. Our thanks to http://www.bostonheadinjurylawyer.com/youth-head-injury-prevention/ for submitting this guest infographic.
Consider the head injuries that young boys suffer before they start playing football. We are seeing more and more professional football players claiming dementia and other disorders as the result of repeated hits to their heads. It is important that young persons play by the rules, and protect their head at all costs. Training them on how to do this is very important. Ensure that their schools provide the safest helmets possible.