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Safeground

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Kaitlyn Welsh

on 20 May 2015

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Transcript of Safeground

Safety Swings
Possible solutions
Possible solutions are:
Seat belts
Padding on ground
"Safety Zones"
Redesigning the seats
Conclusion
Swings lead to Death
Citations
The Problem
Children need safer swing sets because the current swing sets have caused numerous injuries and even death.
Hazards
Metal links create "pinch points" for children
Multiple swinging objects in a confined space with lots of moving children
Kids can jump or fall off the swing
Supplies for Real Safety Swing
The padding on the ground would be made out of protective foam
In Seattle Washington a 7 year old girl tragically died on a playground while on a swing
Two schools banned swing sets
More than 2000,000 playground equipment accidents have lead to hospitalization
Stormy Solis
Prototype
A model of a playground swing set was built
The model was a combination of multiple designs
Test
Model was presented to a former Preschool teacher
Ideas presented made sense and could prevent accidents
The Safety Swing is effective, simple, and injury preventing
Received positive feedback
Lawrence-Turner, Jody. "Swing Sets Becoming Scarce on School Playgrounds - The Spokesman-Review." Spokesman.com. 8 Oct. 2014. Web. 13 May 2015.

Decy, Luke. "Two School Districts Ban Swing Sets following Girl's Death." KOMO News. 7 Oct. 2014. Web. 13 May 2015.
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