As excited as they are about the holiday season, many kids are equally curious when it comes to the ice. Talking with children about ice safety now will help them stay safe during this festive time.
“We want families to get out on the ice and have a good time when conditions allow— but we also want parents to make sure kids know ice is never 100 percent safe,” said DNR conservation officer Adam Block. “They should never go on the ice alone, and they should wear a life jacket and bring safety equipment, including ice picks and a cell phone in case of an emergency. Also tell them to never follow a friend or pet onto potentially dangerous ice.” [Read more…] about Kids and thin ice – a dangerous holiday combo says MN DNR