Drowning is a real threat to children, and you don't even need a swimming pool to be at risk. Sadly, children drown every year in no more than a few inches of water. You can help to prevent this kind of tragedy by installing locks on your toilet bowl lids or restricting access to the bathroom altogether. If you do have a pool, your kids should not be able to access it without you. And, they should always be closely watched when they're in the pool area -- accidents can happen in seconds. Have the same policy in place for your bathtub, and get trained in CPR in case an accident does happen.