Safe Kids Northeast Florida
THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the lead organization for Safe Kids Northeast Florida.
In Florida, our warm weather makes it possible to swim almost year round, which means year-round danger of drowning. Safe Kids Northeast Florida is here to help and aims to protect children from drowning by educating parents and the community about water safety.
Advocating for children is the most important part of our mission. Through THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s, we reach beyond the walls of the hospital to promote safe and healthy childhoods for all kids in our region.
The more layers of protection you have around water, the safer your child is.
Watch kids when they are in or around water, without being distracted. Keep young children within arm’s reach of an adult.
Learn CPR and basic rescue skills. Find classes here.
There are several types of barriers to put multiple layers of protection around water near your home.
When children are swimming and there are several adults present, make sure kids are actively supervised at all times by choosing a Water Watcher. This is a responsible adult who agrees to watch swimmers without distractions and wear a Water Watcher card. After a certain amount of time, such as 15-minutes, the Water Watcher card is passed to another adult as a tangible symbol of who is now the Water Watcher. Download and print your free Water Watcher card.
Learn how to keep children safe when swimming, boating, enjoying the ocean or hanging around the house pool.
Everything you need to know to keep your kids safe when swimming.
Detailed information to keep your child safe in and around water.
A detailed list of things to check for before using your pool.
Learn how to keep your child safe around water and prevent situations that lead to drowning.