Practical tips for safety around water

Kids Alive – Do The Five have launched a free app to help keep Aussie kids safe in the water.

The app is in the Apple and Google Play stores and is aimed at parents and young children. 

It builds on the Living with Water DVD that has been distributed free since 2009 in the new mother bounty bags, providing more useful and practical tips to help keep kids safe around any body of water — whether it’s the bathtub or the ocean.

“The delivery of the app couldn’t be timelier, with the devastating release tof the Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2017 saying that the drowning statistics in under 5’s are up to 29, a 38 percent increase on last year, which is a real kick in the guts to everyone involved in water safety,” explained champion swim coach Laurie Lawrence.

“Last year’s result of 21 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.”

Kids Alive – Do the Five includes five very important messages; 1. Fence The Pool 2. Shut the Gate 3. Teach your Kids to Swim – It’s Great, 4. Supervise - Watch Your Mate 5. And learn how to Resuscitate.

For more information visit https://kidsalive.com.au/ or visit the app stores to download.