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“A few seconds of fun in the wrong place can change your life forever!” That is the warning from The War Amps Safety Ambassadors who appear in this video.

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PLAYSAFE: Don’t Let it Happen to You

A valuable resource for families, educators and community groups!

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A few seconds of fun in the wrong place can change your life forever!

That is the warning from the Safety Ambassadors who appear in PLAYSAFE: Don’t Let It Happen to You. Speaking from personal experience, eight young amputees share their stories about how they lost their limbs in accidents and warn children to spot the danger before they play.

This unique "kids-to-kids" approach to safety awareness is at the root of the PLAYSAFE™ Program. The War Amps believes that no one is better qualified to deliver the PLAYSAFE message than members of the Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, many of whom have lost limbs in accidents while at play.

Safety Ambassadors Rebecca and Adam, both leg amputees, standing on a dock by a lake.

Child amputees (Champs) Rebecca and Adam invite viewers to join them on a SAFETY WALK™ to learn how to spot the dangers in their neighbourhoods. They teach kids that accidents can happen anywhere – even in your own backyard. Along the way, they introduce stories from other Champs who live in urban and rural areas and who, like them, have lost limbs in accidents.

The Champs speak candidly about how their accidents happened and, in a message aimed directly at their young audiences, they stress the importance of staying away from “mean machines” like lawn mowers, trains, boats, cars and farm equipment. The powerful theme song, Mean Machines, reinforces their warning: “Don’t let it happen to you!”

PLAYSAFE: Don’t Let It Happen to You tackles the important subject of child safety in a way that is both hard-hitting and positive. The Champs give helpful tips about how to choose safe places to play and demonstrate the artificial limbs they wear to lead active lives.

“Spot the danger before you play. PLAYSAFE!”

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Take Your Own SAFETY WALK!

To avoid danger, children must first learn to recognize it. You can help kids spot the danger by taking a SAFETY WALK™ around your community and pointing out the potential hazards along the way. Here are some resources to help you get started!

Spread the PLAYSAFE Message

War Amps Safety Ambassadors may be available to host virtual PLAYSAFE presentations or displays for schools, clubs and safety events.

Please contact us for more information.
playsafe@waramps.ca
1 800 267-7487

You can help spread the safety message to children in your community by showing PLAYSAFE videos at local schools, clubs and groups, and to family and friends. Our PLAYSAFE videos are a great way to teach kids that safety is no accident! PLAYSAFE: Don’t Let It Happen to You is available as a full-length feature and in shorter segments, including a music video.

You can use the discussion questions to help make your video screening even more impactful. Print and cut out the SAFETY WALK cards to hand out to your group following your screening. For additional handout materials, please contact us.

War Amps Safety Ambassadors may be available to host virtual PLAYSAFE presentations or displays for schools, clubs and safety events.

Please contact us for more information.
playsafe@waramps.ca
1 800 267-7487

PLAYSAFE: Don’t Let It Happen to You

In this full-length video, eight young amputees share their stories about how they lost their limbs in accidents and warn children to spot the danger before they play.

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Mean Machines Music Video

This short video set to a powerful theme song is a great introduction for children to the “mean machines” like lawn mowers, trains, boats, cars and farm equipment.

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Dangers on the Water

This segment from the full-length video focuses on the dangers that can be encountered on and around the water.

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Trains Are Mean Machines

This segment from the full-length video focuses on the dangers of trains.

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Dangers on the Farm

This segment from the full-length video focuses on the dangers that can be encountered on the farm.

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Lawn Mowers Are Mean Machines

This segment from the full-length video focuses on the dangers of lawn mowers.

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Permission is granted to screen PLAYSAFE videos for non-commercial use in the classroom or any public setting for educational purposes. It is not necessary to ask for public performance rights.