About Rebecca Wear Robinson

Global water safety for children is my passion and I can't wait to get up every day to work at it! I blog about water safety regularly at http://www.RebeccaWearRobinson.com, or you can follow me on Twitter at RebeccaSaveKids. Rebecca is a former member of the PedSafe Expert team

Website: http://www.RebeccaWearRobinson.com

Articles by Rebecca

For Every Day Spent Saving Kids From Drowning…I Am Thankful

For Every Day Spent Saving Kids From Drowning…I Am Thankful

Last updated on March 2nd, 2018 at 01:47 pmThanksgiving is around the corner, a time to focus on all that you are grateful for in your life.  We’d be here a very long time if I were to list everything in my life that I am blessed with, so today I’ll just focus on one thing.  My work.  I have, absolutely, hands-down, the best job on the planet.  If I do my job well, children stop dying, and... 

Fire Safety & Water Safety: Can’t Schools Teach Both?

Fire Safety & Water Safety: Can’t Schools Teach Both?

Last updated on June 5th, 2018 at 03:04 pmMy daughter came home from school yesterday full of news from the fire safety assembly.  Every year there is an assembly that coincides with Fire Prevention Week, established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.  What really impressed me were the messages communicated to the children.  The firefighters told the children what they most wanted to... 

“I Dare You”: Internet Challenges and Kids’ Water Safety

“I Dare You”: Internet Challenges and Kids’ Water Safety

Last updated on September 12th, 2015 at 11:10 pm“I dare you.  I double dare you.”  Ever hear those words?  Ever utter those words?  They were certainly part of my childhood.  Even if the words have changed, the idea certainly hasn’t.  Taking risks, pushing the limits, is part of childhood.  It’s actually an important part of childhood and developing skills.  After all, who wants their... 

Who is The REAL Lifeguard at Your Kid’s Pool This Summer??

Who is The REAL Lifeguard at Your Kid’s Pool This Summer??

Last updated on May 18th, 2018 at 02:09 pmEditor’s Note: It is a very common belief that lifeguards are the first line of drowning defense for children. But parents really own this job. This post from Rebecca Wear Robinson, first published in April, 2013, explains why. In honor of our 5 Year Bloggiversary, we are publishing 5 of our favorite posts – one from each year since the day we started.... 

Drowning: What Every Parent NEEDS to Know!

Drowning: What Every Parent NEEDS to Know!

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 05:25 pmThe news has been full of stories of secondary drowning lately.  I’ve had a number of parents ask me about secondary drowning, and finally was asked the big question, ‘so what is drowning?’ Today I’m going to talk about what drowning really means, how to recognize if someone is drowning, and I’m going to explain why drowning is one of the most... 

Teens and the Cold Water Challenge: Parents Beware!

Teens and the Cold Water Challenge: Parents Beware!

Last updated on September 13th, 2015 at 02:19 amCold Water Challenge is the latest fund-raising fad.  Around the U.S. people are being challenged to jump in cold water to raise money for cancer charities.The problem? #ColdWaterChallenge can kill you!I’m all in favor of engaging people to raise money for charities and of bonding communities together over causes that touch so many of our lives,...