Child safety at the seaside.

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Children want to enjoy their day at the beach and parents should ensure the experience is a happy one, but there are some things that one should consider.

Information provided by the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea. For more details please visit www.rnli.org.uk.

Other dangers to watch out for on the beach

Broken glass and needles. Avoid areas where dangerous litter might be thrown onto the beach.

A common hazard found on the beach can be pollution. A recent survey of UK beaches showed more than 10% are failing to meet minimum standards for clean water.
The Marine Conservation Society have reported that raw sewage is still being pumped into the sea in some areas and is finding its way onto beaches.

There is a fish that can be found on some UK beaches called a Weever fish. If you are unlucky enough to step on one, you are likely to feel a sharp pain which gets worse and spreads along your leg, often causing swelling.
Many people can develop an allergic reaction as a result and may develop a rapid pulse, start to sweat, and feel nauseous as the poison travels further into the body.
Some people may collapse as a result, while others can develop chest pain, although the sting is not usually fatal.

More Information

Child safety book for the beach

A Harey Day at the Seaside, beach safety picture book.

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