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Keeping my kids safe is so important to me. I want them to have their independence, but in a controlled safe environment. There are so many things that we, as parents, need to teach our kids, and water safety is a big one. Being safe around water and in water can seem like a no brainer, but did you know that *one in three parents has left their child at a pool for two or more minutes without supervision? It takes less than a minute for your life to change – whatever it is that seems so important, it can wait. Your kids and their safety should be your number one priority. Kids need to be taught about water safety and the dangers of drowning.
Make Safe Happen recommends three precautions to ensure children’s safety in and around water this summer:
- Active Supervision Eliminate distractions like checking social networks or email and stay within arm’s reach of young swimmers at all times.
- Reduce Risks Install fences in swim areas, empty kiddie pools and tubs immediately after use, and provide swim lessons to children as young as one.
- Be Prepared Learn CPR and First Aid, know the signs of drowning and keep a phone close in case you need to call 911.
The numbers are staggering. Simply by watching your child while they are in/around water, we can prevent most accidents. If we are prepared by learning CPR and First Aid then we will be able to help if a situation ever occurs.
Keep your kids safe. Teach them water safety like being able to swim or float, making sure to not go into too deep of water, how to come above the water when they jump/fall in and how to tread water. These are just a few of the things they need to learn. Watch this video about how we can Promise to make swimming safer:
Water Safety is so important. Talk to your kids about water, keep a watchful eye and be prepared in case anything does happen.
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