Prior to completing this discussion, please read chapters 5 and 6 in the textbook and review any relevant Instructor Guidance. You may be interested in viewing the interactive infographic within Module 6 to learn more about specific safety statistics.
For this minimum 300 word post, you will analyze the major themes of Health and Well-Being, Family and Parenting, Education, Culture and Gender as factors influencing the domain of physical development, specifically safety.
- Think about and comment on how child and adolescent safety regulations have changed over the past few decades.
- Provide examples of new safety guidelines that did not exist either when you were growing up, or when your parents were growing up.
- Then, search the internet for credible sources and find other scholarly articles from the Ashford University Library website.
- Choose and report on three statistics specifically related to child and adolescent safety from this current decade (2010-present) within each of the three stages of infancy/toddlerhood, childhood, and adolescence. In other words, you will have one unique statistic for each of the three stages.
Throughout your post, demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the children’s developmental continuum, from conception, by addressing unique safety standards. See the example below:
One statistic found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website states that, Child safety seats reduce the risk of death in passenger cars by 71% for infants, and by 54% for toddlers ages 1 to 4 years. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013).
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your peers. In your responses, 1) consider how these safety statistics have changed over time and address how this may have impacted survival rates in our parents or grandparents generations. Then, 2) provide a different statistic than the one they found regarding the specific safety regulation addressed or address another change we have seen that neither your classmates nor you identified in your original post. Continue to monitor this discussion through 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7 of this week. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.
Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this Discussion Thread.