Articles Tagged with teen injury

First, it was the dangerous Tide Pod challenge, where teens, adults, and even some children challenged each other to bite into a Tide Pod detergent package as a dare. Videos of the challenge were posted on social media, even though experts noted the challenge could (and did) lead to serious chemical burns, poisoning, and serious injury.

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Then came the #InMyFeelings challenge, where passengers of cars posted videos of themselves hopping out of a moving car and dancing alongside the still-moving vehicle. Again, experts noted that the challenge could lead to serious rollover and car accident injuries. Yet the challenge continued.

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Spring break for colleges is a time for students to relax and recuperate from studying. Many travel companies have special sales for students and many travelers take advantage of these deals to travel during the weeks of break.

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South Florida is a very popular destination for travelers during spring break because of its beaches and warm, sunny weather. Travelers who come from wintry climates, especially, tend to head here for a holiday during the early spring. While spring break celebrators bring money into the local Hollywood economy, the greater number of people and drivers can pose a few challenges.

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Many teens want after-school jobs to save for college and to be able to afford trips and other “extras.” Parents often encourage a teen’s desire to get a job, since work can build a strong work ethic, discipline, and responsibility. It can look good on college applications and resumes and even let students get a head start on a future career.

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While there are many benefits to part-time work, there are risks, too. Young people have a higher-than-average rate of workplace injuries in Hollywood and across the nation. When your child is looking for work, whether they are considering an office job or babysitting, you need to consider safety first.

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UCLA researchers have reported that teenagers need more sleep than adults, because they are at an important stage of development. According to the National Sleep Foundation, only about 15% of teenagers polled slept 8.5 hours or more per night.

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This is a dangerous situation, since fatigue can affect motor control, response times, cognitive development and performance, and more. Teens who aren’t getting enough sleep may have a harder time concentrating in class or meeting their full potential academically. They may also feel achy and generally terrible. Lack of adequate sleep can also contribute to mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, and other conditions.

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If your child is seriously injured at school, you may wonder whether the school is responsible for your child. After all, when you send your child to get an education, you expect them to stay safe. If your child is injured, do you have a claim against the school and other parties?

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In Hollywood and in Florida, you may have a claim against the school and other liable parties if your child has suffered a serious injury due to negligence or recklessness. You may have a claim if:

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At this time of year, many teens in Hollywood and beyond start looking for part-time or full-time work for the summer. It’s  a great way to build skills, meet new friends, and save up for  a special purchase. Unfortunately, teens and youth have a higher workplace injury rate when compared with older workers. While your teen may be focused on finding the right job, you might want to help them find a safe job.

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There are many reasons why teens have higher workplace injury rates. They may not get the safety training older and more permanent workers do. They may not know the safety rules or may be worried about speaking up when they see unsafe conditions. There are a few things you can do to help keep your child safer during their summer job:

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Roller coaster accident injuries and other amusement park injuries are not uncommon in Miami and across southern Florida. While this region of the country is known for its world-class theme parks and amusement parks, and while millions of people visit these parks each year without incident, injuries can and do occur.

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Moving away for college is a big opportunity, but if your teen is looking forward to moving into their first apartment or dorm room, you may have some concerns. You have a right to be worried. Teens may not understand the best ways to stay safe in dorm rooms or in their first apartment. Here are a few ways you can help them move safely:

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Hollywood residents of any age can suffer devastating injury, and serious injuries can be especially terrible when they happen to children. Children may struggle to understand why they have been injured and may not have the life experience and skills to deal with chronic pain, extended hospital stays, and every other facet of a serious injury. Worse, a serious injury can affect a child’s entire future. It can impact their ability to go to school and to pursue their dreams.

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If a child has been injured due to someone’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit may be possible. Usually, a parent will file the lawsuit on behalf of the child and will seek compensation for the child.

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Any repeated and malicious communication through electronic means –whether through cell phones, computers, mobile devices, or any other devices – is considered cyberbullying and is against the law in Florida. This crime can involve sending unwanted and harmful messages or other forms of communication intended to harm.

It is also a serious concern for parents – and with good reason. About one in four children have been victims of cyberbullying, according to the Cyberbullying Research Center (CRC). In many cases, children who have been targeted struggle with schoolwork, find their relationships affected, and suffer serious stress. Some withdraw or engage in self-harm. Some even commit suicide.

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