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Facebook and the Internet – Distractions that Can Lead to Serious Personal Injuries and Death to Children

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Facebook and the Internet are wonderful tools and toys to play with; however, Facebook and the Internet can also serve as a deadly distraction to parents and child care providers. In Fort Lupton, Colorado, it was a reported that a 13 month old child died in his home’s bathtub while his mother was playing a Facebook game on her laptop computer. Many parents and child care providers do not realize that a child can drown in a small amount of water and in a short period of time. An infant / toddler should not be left alone in a bathtub even for a short period of time. Whether it is the Internet, a telephone call, food cooking, or another distraction, leaving a child alone or unattended in a bath tub can and does cause serious personal injuries and in some instances death. Affidavit: Mother Was on Facebook While Son Drowned.