Farm Safety Day Camps are popular educational formats for teaching safety awareness to rural youth audiences. Surveys were administered to 3rd graders and their parents following a safety day camp program to determine the amount of exposure the youth had to six identified rural hazards. Data showed that students are capable of self-reporting their exposure rate and risk of injury and that they are capable of following safety rules 91.8% of the time. Most parents (80%) revealed that the program was a beneficial experience for their children and reported a preference to general safety topics as opposed to farm-related topics.
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Arnold, G., Jepsen, D., & Hedrick, J. (2006). Perceptions of Youth Risk and Safety Education: A Survey of Farm Safety Day Camp Participants and Their Parents. The Journal of Extension, 44(5), Article 12. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss5/12