Parents and Water Safety

Parents play a crucial role in the development of their children's water safety knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviours.

Free RoSPA Water Safety Resources

RUADummy2? Is a video and education pack primarily for teachers and youth groups with the aim of exploring risk, consequence and promotes strategies and alternatives in order to be safer in and around water.

Our water safety for children and young people pages contain advice, downloads and topics to discuss with children. The pages highlight what flags and water safety signs to look out for, rescue methods and a water safety quiz.

We also have a range of printed leaflets and paid for resources that you can order.

Selected Resources and Advice from Others

The Canal and River Trust explores site features interactive games more suited to younger children.

Its Not A Game - Focuses on the risks of open water, particularly cold shock. It raises questions around the judgement and bravado of young males and features a realistic drowning scenario.

Its Not A Game is a hard-hitting video targeted at teenagers from United Utilities. It focuses on the risks of open water, particularly cold shock. It raises questions around the judgement and bravado of young males and features a realistic drowning scenario.

The Mineral Product association Stay Safe pages features games and a video with interviews from parents and friends of Jay Harris and Danny Skone. The video and features focus on issues around trespass and consequences, including discussions following a fatal accident. 

This video discuss the impact of a fatal drowning and offers messages for other teenagers.

Doing it for Dylan features and interview with Becky Ramsay (Dylan's Mum). The video discuss the impact of a fatal drowning and offers messages for other teenagers.

The Beach Survival Guide features some great and easy to understand advice from Dr Rob Brander. The video is based on Australian beaches, but contains some of the most up to date and respected advice available. The explanation of rips is particularly good.

Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Kids activity zone features activities and games for teachers and parents to use. It explains the main coastal hazards and how to avoid them.

The RNLI beach safety pages feature explanation of coastal hazards and how to avoid them.

Please note that the views expressed in the above videos and products may not necessarily reflect RoSPA advice and views.

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