After reading this article about a chopstick going up the nose and piercing a Chinese toddler's brain, I became concerned.
My kids run around with chopsticks all the time!
This little boy was lucky, though. The chopstick had pierced 4 cm into his brain, but did not strike a major blood vessel and did not cause any paralysis. Also, his "neurosurgeon was perfect for the job since he had extensive experience with surgeries involving chopsticks lodged in eyes, foreheads, and necks."
I don't think they have neurosurgeons specialized in removing impaled chopsticks anywhere in the United States.
I might have to have my kids run around with forks, instead.