Child safety procedures

Sadly, there is some level of danger around most fun activities. Growing up, the beach used to be the go-to spot for holiday fun, but after one too many kids drowned or got carried away by the waves, we stopped going. But that didn’t stop the bad news. I can remember sitting at home, missing the beach trips, while eating rice, and someone rushing in with another sad tale of kids drowning or getting carried away. There were lots of superstitious stories around these sad incidents, but they only served as a distraction.

These were a tragic reminder of the first rule in child safety: if everyone is watching the kids, then no one is watching the kids.

Always use closed-loop communication to assign and confirm a watcher.