Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Our Most Popular Posts 2016

December 28, 2016

 As we wrap up 2016, we wanted to re-share our most popular posts in the last year:

  1. Duct Tape Challenge- the Latest Dangerous Fad – The duct tape challenge, where someone is wrapped in duct tape and challenged to break free within a certain period of time, became the latest social media trend earlier this year, with certain YouTube videos garnering up to over 2 million views. This post explores how the serious injuries of a teen who participated in this challenge reminds us that it's important for clinicians, parents, and teachers to understand why teens are attracted to fads like these, and what we should do about them.
  2. The Problem with Hoverboards – Hoverboards topped the holiday lists of many during the 2015 holiday season, but it's important to be aware of the risks. Following the issuing of a hoverboard safety alert from US DOT, this post discusses tips to stay safe.
  3. Rear-Facing Infant Seat vs. Convertible Seat for Children over Age 1 – Consumer Reports now recommends that children restrained using a rear-facing infant seat should be transitioned to a rear-facing convertible seat at age 1. This post explores how CPS Technicians and pediatricians can frame this information for parents and caregivers.
  4. Decreasing “Mean Girl” Aggression Associated With Better Behavior Across Classroom – CHOP's Friend to Friend program has been proven effective for reducing the relational aggression of urban African-American 3rd to 5th grade girls. New research shows that the positive impact of the program extends to the entire classroom, including male students, non-aggressive female students, and even teachers, by channeling the influence of aggressive girls in a positive way and allowing them opportunities to hone their leadership skills.
  5. How Do Our Communities Recover from Recent Shooting Deaths? – This post provides perspective to help the Research in Action community to process and cope with recent shootings.

There were 25,600+ views to blog related content in 2016 (to date), which is significantly higher than during the same time period in 2015. We thank all of our loyal readers, and wish you all a safe and happy new year!