The use of protective equipment at chosen outdoor activities by pupils from the 8th and 9th grades from primary schools in Ústí nad Labem

David Cihlář, Michael Fiklík

Abstract

Nowadays, for most of us the outdoor activities have become the part of our daily life. The reason why they became so popular is that they offer enjoyment, adventure or that they form our image. But we often underestimate the possible dangers that come with the outdoor activities and do not fully use the available protective equipment and we hazard with our own health. Between the endangered groups fall especially the children. The goal of the entry is to contribute to the clarification of the issue of using the protective equipments during chosen outdoor activities. The research was done at six primary schools in Ústí nad Labem and 328 pupils took part in it. It is clear from the results that most of the pupils does the chosen outdoor activities. However, they do not use most of the protective equipment. A positive discovery is that most of the addressed pupils use a helmet for cycling (92% of respondents), for skiing/snowboarding (98% of respondents), worse result was detected for in-line skating (58% of respondents).

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APA Citation

Cihlář, D., & Fiklík, M. (2015). The use of protective equipment at chosen outdoor activities by pupils from the 8th and 9th grades from primary schools in Ústí nad Labem. Journal of Outdoor Activities, 9(2), 38–42.

Additional Information

Date: 2015-10-01