CHICAGO (AP) -- Unless they're supervised by adults, kids under 10 shouldn't use skateboards and those under 8 shouldn't use non-motorized scooters, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Non-motorized scooters have soared in popularity -- with an accompanying rise in injuries -- in the past two years and the guidelines for their use are the first issued by the nation's largest pediatricians' group.
Noting a resurgence in skateboard popularity, the recommendations also update the academy's 1995 skateboard policy, which says children under 5 shouldn't use the boards at all.
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