As summer approaches, parents are being urged to watch their children in the pool and not their smart phone, with some public pools going as far as putting up reminder signs.
Brunswick Baths is one of several public pools in Melbourne that has erected a sign to remind parents to 'watch your child, not your mobile', given the danger of drowning.
Some pools have even gone as far as changing their wifi password to 'watchyourchild' in order to ensure that the message gets home.
“It’s intended to raise the profile of the need for parents to supervise their children rather than expect lifeguards to do that job,” Life Saving Victoria's Andy Dennis said, reports the Herald Sun.
“It started in Western Australia as there were too many instances of lifeguards having to rescue children who were not being properly supervised as mum and dad were on their phones."