Guardians Urged to be more care­ful

Bei­jing Youth Daily Au­gust 7

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A pair of 8-year-old twin girls from Bei­jing drowned on Au­gust 5 while play­ing on a beach with their mother in Huang­dao District of Qing­dao City in east China’s Shan­dong Prov­ince. The mother was re­port­edly us­ing her mo­bile phone be­fore re­al­iz­ing that the chil­dren were miss­ing.

It is a dev­as­tat­ing tragedy for the fam­ily in ques­tion, and it has once again un­der­lined the im­por­tance of child pro­tec­tion. Par­ents

and guardians have an in­escapable re­spon­si­bil­ity for their chil­dren’s safety.

While the im­prove­ment of med­i­cal ser­vices and hy­giene has greatly re­duced the mor­tal­ity rate of in­fants, par­ents’ abil­ity to take care of chil­dren does not seemed to have kept pace with progress. Guardians should take more pre­cau­tions in the pro­tec­tion of mi­nors. When they are with their chil­dren, it is im­por­tant for them to turn off their mo­bile phones and fo­cus their whole at­ten­tion on the safety and well­be­ing of their chil­dren.

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