Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS


More than 53 million children in the United States spend almost one-fourth of their waking hours in school or on school property. An estimated 10 to 25 percent of the unintentional injuries sustained by children ages 14 and under each year occur in and around schools. An estimated 2.2 million children ages 14 and under sustain school-related injuries each year. Annually, one in 14 students suffers a medically attended or temporarily disabling injury at school. Studies indicate that school-age children are nine times more likely to sustain an accidental injury than to be the victim of an intentional injury while at school. The age group of 10-14 years old account for 46 percent of school-related injuries with boys being three times more likely to sustain an injury than girls. The most frequent causes of school-related injuries requiring hospitalization are falls (43 percent) and sports activities (34 percent). Playgrounds injuries are the leading cause of injury among children ages 5 to 14 in the school environment.

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Organized Sports and Physical Education Classes
School Bus