The free app every parent should download this summer

The app makes learning about water safety fun for kids

Royal Life Saving recently released the National Drowning report for 2017 and the drowning statistics in under 5’is 29, a 38 percent increase on last year.

“Last year’s result (2016) of 21 [drownings] was our lowest on record but still the biggest cause of accidental deaths is backyard swimming pools where parents or those supervising left the gate open and let kids through,” explained Laurie.

Children need constant and active supervision when they’re in or around water and with summer approaching, vigilance is the key to keeping kids safe.

The app is aimed at parents and young kids and includes music, cartoons with a focus on the home, pool, beach and farm water safety.

There are five key things everyone needs to know about water safety

The Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, is ‘delighted’ to join the cause and the government is putting $1 million of funding into the program.

Kids Alive – Do the Five is made up of five important messages:

  1. Fence the pool
  2. Shut the gate
  3. Teach your kids to swim
  4. Supervise – watch your mate
  5. And learn how to resuscitate

We think every Aussie parent should have this app on their phone before summer starts because water safety is so important.

By Amy Lyall

See full story at kidspot.com.au

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