The Kids Alive free app provides useful and practical tips to help keep kids safe around any body of water

Doing the five: Harper Reid enjoying the app. Photo: Supplied.
Doing the five: Harper Reid enjoying the app. Photo: Supplied.

Drowning is the greatest cause of accidental death in children under five in Australia. Each week, on average, one child drowns.

In 1988, Laurie Lawrence, champion swim coach and water safety expert created the Kids Alive – Do the Five water safety program.

The Kids Alive community service program educates the public on five important steps to reduce the risk of preschool drowning.

Now there is a Kids Alive free app which provides more useful and practical tips to help keep kids safe around any body of water whether it is the bathtub, backyard pool or the ocean.

Laurie Lawrence said, “It’s so important for families to hear the Kids Alive - Do the Five message and to understand water safety. I urge everyone to download the free app now and start learning.”

Kids Alive – Do the Five; 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.

Visit: kidsalive.com.au or visit the app stores to download.