Child Drownings Linked to Phone-Distracted Parents Who Fail to Look Up


By Josh Hafner, USA TODAY


The world’s largest lifeguard organization claims there’s a direct link between child drownings and the smartphones parents hold in their hands.

The German Lifeguard Association, which fields 40,000 volunteer lifeguards across Germany’s lakefronts and beaches, issued a warning to adults on phone distraction after more than 300 drownings occurred in the nation this year, The Guardian reported Wednesday.

“We’re experiencing on a daily basis that people treat swimming pools like a kindergarten and simply don’t pay attention,” said Peter Harzheim…more

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