Kids Alive water safety message goes virtual amidst COVID-19 restrictions
Written by Darryn Capes-Davis on 30 May 2020
This June, the ‘Kids Alive – Do the Five’ community service program are launching a series of virtual events in an innovative rollout designed to deliver water safety messages to a broader audience.
With Kids Alive unable to deliver their water safety programs in swim schools and childcare centres nationally, kids and parents could be missing out on important water safety messages. The new ‘Couch Concerts’ have been developed in direct response to the travel restrictions that have occurred due to COVID-19.
While restrictions are now starting to ease, families and young children still need entertainment and education opportunities in the comfort of their own home. These online events also mean that water safety programs can reach a larger audience and keep water safety front of mind during winter.
Drowning remains the leading cause of accidental death in Australian children under the age of five and while the majority of these deaths occur in swimming pools, infants and young children also die in waterways, bathtubs and spa baths.
Kids Alive will host over 18 virtual events through their Facebook page and website. The events are designed to deliver water safety messages in a fun and innovative way and will include kids dance concerts, puppet shows, craft videos and book readings. More information about the online events is available at www.kidsalive.com.au and the Kids Alive Do the Five Facebook page.