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1. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 1 Playground Supervisor
2. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 2 Supervision Key Purpose of Supervision is to insure safety.
3. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 3 Supervision Consumer Product Safety
Commission statistics estimate
Nearly 200,000 playground related injuries
Occur each year that require emergency
Room visits in the US.
Nearly 40% of those injuries related to
4. Supervision Playground injuries account for the majority of school -related injuries that occur.
5. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 5 Most Injuries
6. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 6 Supervision Quality supervision can reduce injuries from interaction, thus have a significant influence in reducing overall playground injuries.
Bruya & Wood
7. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 7 Supervision Types of injuries
Interaction with others
8. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 8 Outcome Understand Supervisor Responsibilities
9. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 9 Supervision
Over 40% of playground injuries can be attributed to issues of supervision
Duty of Care to provide for safety of children
10. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 10 Supervision Zones Assign supervision zones
(Min. one adult per zone recommended)
Supervisors should not be organizing games
Supervisors should delay adult conversations until after recess.
11. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 11 Before Duty Know playground Rules and Procedures
Be Prepared. Arrive with first aid kit.
Always precede children to playground.
Check Playground for hazards.
CLOSE AREA IF
Necessary and report Hazards
12. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 12 Equipment Safety
No bats or hockey sticks at recess.
Establish a tricycle track!
13. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 13 During Recess Be Alert
Move through assigned area
Visually scan constantly
Pay close attention to play structures area
14. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 14 During Recess Behavior Problems
Make eye contact in anticipation of potential problems
Move close to students in event of likely confrontation
Give verbal warning
Be firm in enforcing rules
INTERVENE and stop inappropriate behavior.
15. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 15 During Recess Be concerned with the safety of all children
Do NOT engage in game activities with students.
Do NOT engage in conversation with children. Keep comments brief.
Stay focused on scanning playground.
16. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 16 During Recess Do NOT allow running on blacktop.
Discourage rough and tumble play (this usually ends in confrontations).
Bullying requires intervention from other school personnel. Report to administrator.
17. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 17 During Recess NEVER leave your area unsupervised.
Send child for assistance or use walkie-talkie to call office.
18. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 18 During Recess Do not allow children to wear clothing with attached strings (ie, sweatshirt cords).
This causes a risk of strangulation if caught in equipment.
19. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 19 At the Recess Bell Establish a freeze bell procedure.
Insure that students walk equipment into classroom or place in ball cart (no throwing).
Supervise walkways as students return to class insist that students walk.
20. Peaceful Playgrounds 2002 20 Keeping Kids Safe Playground Supervisors
Establishing rules for safe play
Intervening when necessary
Working together with staff, administration, and students