LIFESTYLE

Trampolines send more kids to the emergency room than playing footy – report says

Raises concerns about safety awareness for the popular backyard play equipment.

The popular back yard trampoline is now the leading cause of sporting injuries to kids, ahead of football and cycling.

The WA Healthy Department looked at all the cases of kids arriving at Princess Margaret Hospital and discovered that 568 children had been treated for cuts and bumps from trampoline accidents, while 545 were injured playing AFL.

The report raises concerns about families being unaware of the dangers involved with the popular backyard play equipment, according to The West Australian.

The report also says it could also mean that trampolines aren’t more dangerous – but that AFL is getting safer.

Most children who present to ER have injuries related to falls, or running into things or other people.

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