Current Affairs

Warning that children can drown in just two inches of water

With Summer just around the corner, the Office of the Commissioner for Children has come out with a warning about the dangers frequently encountered by children during this season, particularly in activities in the open.

The Office points out that very young children can drown even in as little as two inches of bath or paddling pool water, and adults should at all times keep an eye on them. The Office also draws attention to the dangers from the sun’s heat, barbecues, and games and swimming in pools.

An appeal is also made for spreading of summer activities between outdoors and the internet, and for parents to avail themselves of the opportunities for their children to learn new skills like lessons at SportMalta,  whilst enjoying themselves in a secure environment.

The Office of the Commissioner for Children also urges adults to learn how to administer first aid, even for minor incidents like jellyfish stings.