The holidays and winter months are a joyous time of the year for kids and adults alike. But changes in routine and the excitement of the season can keep people from being as safety-conscious as they usually are.
The Academy wants you and your patients to have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season. The KidSafe Holiday campaign helps inform the public of some of the ENT-related safety risks that may come from holiday celebrations and winter activities.
Social Media Resources
Use the resources below to show your support on social media. Download the cover photos to use on your Facebook or Twitter pages, and share the social posts on your own accounts. Or retweet posts from @BeENTsmart.
Facebook Cover Photo
Twitter Cover Photo
Social Media Posts
Cold weather and indoor allergies can worsen or trigger asthma. During the winter months, be aware of asthma symptoms your child might have and learn more about treatment options for #asthma #KidSafeHoliday https://www.enthealth.org/conditions/asthma/
Protect your child from facial injury this holiday season. Read about types of injuries and what to do if your child is injured. #KidSafeHoliday https://www.enthealth.org/be_ent_smart/children-facial-trauma/
Noisy toys can damage hearing. Find out more about noise-induced hearing loss and commit to a #KidSafeHoliday. #hearingloss https://www.enthealth.org/be_ent_smart/noise-induced-hearing-loss-in-children/
Protect your child from the dangers of secondhand smoke and have a #KidSafeHoliday https://www.enthealth.org/be_ent_smart/secondhand-smoke-and-children/
Pediatric #HearingLoss can be caused by many things, including head or noise trauma. Learn more and plan to have a #KidSafeHoliday on #NewYearsEve https://www.enthealth.org/conditions/pediatric-hearing-loss/
Additional Holiday Safety Resources
Here are some additional holiday safety resources you can use to create your own messages.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season
- Consumer Product Safety Commission: Holiday Safety Information Center
- Consumer Product Safety Commission: Toy-Related Deaths and Injuries Calendar Year 2019
- National Safety Council: Slippery Slope: Take Care to Prevent Sledding Injuries