3) Most concussions are not sports-related.
If your child is between the ages of 10 to 14, then they are more likely to get a concussion while participating in a sport or recreational activity. However, for all other age groups, including younger kids, most concussions are caused by falls. Motor vehicle crashes are another cause of concussion.
4) Girls are at risk, too.
By the numbers, yes, a greater number of concussions occur in boys than in girls. However, research comparing males and females participating in the same sport with the same rules and environment (e.g., soccer), shows females are at higher risk for concussion than their male counterparts. What is more, girls tend to take longer to recover.