App of the Week: CDC HEADS UP Concussion and Helmet Safety App

July 22, 2015

The CDC HEADS UP Concussion and Helmet Safety app will help you learn how to spot a possible concussion and what to do if you think your child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury.

The application also includes a 3D helmet fit feature that teaches about proper helmet fit, safety and care.

Your child's helmet should fit properly and be:

  • Well maintained
  • Age appropriate
  • Worn consistently and correctly  
  • Appropriately certified for use

While there is no concussion-proof helmet, a helmet can help protect your child or teen from a serious brain or head injury. Even with a helmet, it is important for your child or teen to avoid hits to the head.

Visit CDC’s HEADS UP website to learn more about this app and review important tips for preventing brain injuries and proper helmet use. 

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