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Summertime Home & Family Safety

Enjoying everything summer has to offer in Oklahoma will be made easier and safer with these tips, strategies and insights from our Oklahoma State University experts.



Making playgrounds safe places to play

Few outdoor activities are as entertaining to children as a playground. The swings, slides and seesaws are guaranteed fun, especially with the warmer temperatures of summer settling in across Oklahoma.

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Protecting children from lice during summer camp

With school out, many youths may be heading off to camps and conferences for part of their summer break. If that is the case, both children and parents should know how to protect against head lice.

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Pay attention to children’s media use during the summer

With summer’s arrival and the less hectic pace it brings for families compared to the school year, it may be tempting for parents to allow children to watch a little more television or play that video game a little longer.

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