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RESEARCH:

Parent/caregiver perceptions and practice of child water safety at the beach

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: University of Sydney, Surf Life Saving NSW

 

SUBJECT: Beaches & Rips
TYPE: Cross-Sectional Survey
DATE: 2009


Beach hazards are traditionally associated with damage to structures, property and the environment. This paper addresses every day beach conditions including surf zone topography, water depth, waves and rip currents that in Australia annually result in up to 50 drownings and over 10,000 rescues.

 

COUNTRY

Australia

AUTHORS

A.D. Short

C.L. Hogan

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

Journal of Coastal Research

RESPONDENTS

769 adults in charge of children under 10 years of age

18 New Zealand beaches

Upper North Island

ACTIVITY

Swimming

ENVIRONMENT

Ocean

Beaches

AGE

Adults

Children <10

GENDER

Male

Female

ETHNICITY

NZ European

Maori

Pacific Peoples

Asian

Other

 

 
 

 

 

 

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