Summer is a time when children and families have the opportunity to spend quality time together. It is a busy time for parents and caregivers to keep their children and teenagers active and involved in prosocial activities. Summer also poses an increased risk for Florida's children in many ways. Florida contains more than 30,000 lakes and ranks 7
th in the nation in percentage of water area within the state. The heat, pools, swimming, lakes, and idol time can all result in unfortunate circumstances, many of which are avoidable if precautions are taken.
According to FloridaHealth.Gov,
"Florida loses more children under age five to drowning than any other state. Annually in Florida, enough children to fill three to four preschool classrooms drown and do not live to see their fifth birthday."
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