Knowing how to swim does not necessarily keep a child safe around the water. And with summer on us now, many kids are out of school and wanting to head to the pool or the lake where accidents can and do occur. It is important that families make sure children near water are being watched at all times. Even though there may be a lifeguard on duty parents should watch their children as well. Even a lifeguard at the beach or lake can get distracted and it only takes a split second for a tragedy to occur even with a child that does know how to swim.

For more kids safety tips and ideas to keep children safe the Amber Alert GPS child locator website has a excellent blog with some other great ideas.