Do you know where your kids are?

With the summer of 2020 set to begin —and with kids staying home more often than not — backyard pools will become a hot-spot safety issue. Everyone's been so preoccupied by COVID-19, it would be easy to let your guard down.

HERE ARE FAST TIPS TO HELP YOU REMAIN DILIGENT ABOUT WATER SAFETY AND KID

• Provide close and constant attention to children you are supervising in or near water — including baby pools.

• Be aware that backyard pools in your neighborhood have adequate barriers, including four-sided fencing.

• Make sure your children have swimming and water-survival skills.

• Insist that children, inexperienced swimmers, and all boaters wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets.

 

USEFUL LINKS

Learn how to respond to a water emergency here.

Check out swimming lesson information here.

Visit home pool safety information here.

 

SOURCE: American Red Cross

 

With fewer kid activities away from home, more kids will be in the neighborhood. Stay aware of pools and water safety in neighbor's backyards.