A Brooklyn teacher was arrested Monday after allegedly slapping and punching a 14-year-old student. The teen suffered eye injuries in the attack. The male teacher, 34, is charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Each year, approximately 25,000 children are injured by falling furniture or televisions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some children escape with some scrapes and bruises, but many others suffer injuries much more severe.
The recent snowstorm gave plenty of New York children an opportunity for fun, but a growing number of municipalities are deciding to ban kids from downhill sledding. The idea is not embraced by most city councils, but many places have decided that the risk of a multi-million-dollar injury lawsuit is too great.
Most school officials, coaches and students understand the seriousness of hazing in youth athletics. Once shrugged off as "rites of passage," most people understand that hazing-related assault can cause profound psychological damage to the victims - in addition to obvious physical injuries - and may result in depression, irreversible psychological trauma and suicide.
Parents throughout the country were shocked and saddened to learn of a fatal accident at a New Jersey school last week.
There are more than 200,000 playground injuries each year requiring emergency room visits. While playground accidents are relatively common, they involve an array of legal issues that prove confusing to parents of injured children.
Even the best parent or babysitter cannot have eyes on a child every second, but that is all the time it takes for a toddler or baby to go tumbling down a set of stairs. When a young child (5 or younger) falls down the stairs and needs medical treatment, a head injury is present 75 percent of the time.
Approximately one in five adolescents has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during his or her lifetime, but girls often struggle more with the lasting effects.
A 16-year-old Long Island boy died from a football collision last week. The youth athlete was playing for the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats when he was injured in what was described as a "typical football play," by school superintendent Steven Cohen.
The most popular youth sport in America needs to make serious changes immediately, according to a recent lawsuit brought against the U.S. Soccer Federation, FIFA and other organizations.