Parachute is a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. Each June, they dedicate a week as SAFE KIDS WEEK and the theme for 2014 is Safe Swimming. Safe Splashing. Safe Kids.
With rising temperatures, kids want to be near water to play and keep cool. So, it is the responsibility of parents and caregivers alike to ensure they are safe in, on, and around the water. Parachute wants to remind Canadians to help prevent drowning with S.P.L.A.S.H.E.S.!
SUPERVISION - Watch children around the water at all times
PROTECTION - Get trained and wear sun protection
LIFEJACKETS/PFDs - Wear your lifejacket
AWARENESS - Check it out before you go
SAFE BOATING AND FISHING - Be a safe boater
HELP - Learn when and how to get help
EDUCATION - Learn how to be safe and teach your children
SECURITY - Secure your pool - no matter what size
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