kids football gameParents are becoming increasingly concerned about the risk of sports-related concussions, according to a data analysis released today by leading healthcare insights company Treato.  A survey of more than 500 Treato.com users revealed that 91 percent of survey participants who identified parents are aware of the link between playing sports and lifelong brain injuries.  As a result 51 percent of those parents surveyed would like at least some sports programs eliminated from schools.  Football topped the list of school sports parents would like to eliminate, as 41 percent parents said it should no longer be played in schools.  Hockey took the number two spot with 21 percent of parents saying it should be eliminated from schools.  When asked if they would let their own child play a high-impact sport, 41 of parents surveyed said they would not.

 

A more in-depth analysis by Treato of more than 126,000 online conversations found that parents’ attitudes are reflective of the increase in sports-related concussion conversations happening online. 

 Over the past ten years, there has been a 230 percent increase in online patient conversations about concussions and sports, as well as a 79 percent increase in the share of sports-related conversations out of all concussion conversations.  Discussions about children are dominating online conversations as 64 percent of online conversations about concussions are about patients under the age of 18.  In addition, 25 percent of online conversations happening about concussions and the emergency room also mention children. 

Given all the recent media attention about the National Football League (NFL) and concussions, Treato also surveyed its users on their opinions about professional football.  The survey revealed that 69 percent of survey participants felt that the NFL isn’t doing enough to protect its players from the long-term effects of concussions.  In addition, 60 percent of survey participants felt NFL players should be compensated for concussions that they endured while playing for the league.  Fans are also active in online conversations discussing the effects of the game, as frequently topics being discussed in relation to concussions and the NFL are Alzheimer’s and suicide.

What do you think should football be elimated from school?

Maggie Manion

Margie Manion graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a double major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development. She taught for several years. Then went on to marry her college sweetheart. They have two beautiful boys who are the the center of their world. Margie taught in the classroom for 4 years until she quit to stay home with her two boys. During this time, as a parent educator with the Parents As Teachers program ashe did a local parenting segment, weekly, with WDAF Fox 4 in Kansas City. She is currently a frequest guest on FNC and is back in the classroom teaching 3rd grade in Liberty, MO, as well as promoting her invention and book (Zoom Spoon and "Zoom Spoon and Finicky Philip the Picky Eater" .

Margie wants you to know that, "I am very passionate about what I do. I know that parenting is the hardest and most important job in the world! I would like to reach as many parents as possible to help them to take extra steps to make their parenting experience a positive one! There is no such thing as the "perfect parent" it is an ongoing process and it is never to late to try something new!"
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