The Kids Alive Do The Five App has been designed to teach young children and parents about water safety. Users can explore a range of water safety education materials to enjoy with young children. This App will work on iPad and iPhone.
Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in children under five in Australia. This trend is similar world wide. The emotional impact on families from such a tragedy lasts a lifetime. Backyard swimming pools pose the greatest danger.
In 1988, Laurie Lawrence created the Kids Alive Do the Five water safety program. Since then drownings in the under 5 age group have reduced however we are working towards zero preschool drownings.
The Kids Alive community service program pushes the mantra of, fence the pool, shut the gate, teach your kids to swim - it's great, supervise - watch your mate and learn how to resuscitate. Kids Alive - Do The Five.
The materials have been developed in consultation with early childhood educators, water safety experts and parents.