Make summer safe for kids

Summer is a great time for kids to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities. Whether they are young children or teens, learn ways to keep your kids safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun.

Water-related activities are popular for physical activity and have many health benefits. Here are some tips to stay safe.

Help kids get H2O Smart about water safety. Drownings are the leading cause of injury death for young children ages one to four, and three children die every day as a result of drowning.

-Always supervise children when in or around water. A responsible adult should constantly watch young children.

- Teach kids to swim. Formal swimming lessons can protect young children from drowning.

- Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Your CPR skills could save someone’s life.

- Install a four-sided fence around home pools.

- Recreational boating can be a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends. Make boating safety a priority. Wear a properly fitted life jacket every time you and your loved ones are on the water.