1. Where is the other parent in this situation? While I don’t blame Facebook, my husband and I see far too much of this. People decide to have a couple of kids but don’t think about how much attention the kids need. So in restaurants, internet cafes, playgrounds, hotels etc. you see parents chatting to each other or playing games, watching TV, whatever and the kids are running around wild (usually right in front of our table, room, workspace, etc.) I’m sure it sounds harsh, but I’m always infuriated by it. And I don’t know what the solution is but a woman playing games while her child plays near a dangerous situation is completely unacceptable. Whether she is tired or not.

  2. Laurel, not ALL children drown because a parent was distracted at the time. Some are swept away in ocean rips and there are many other examples where a finger cannot be pointed at a parent. This woman was irresponsible. I don’t think you should paint all parents with a drowning tragedy in their lives with the same brush.

  3. This is such a sad story. I have a 3 year old and I still worry about him in the bath. I think this is just a very sad story but the fact she was on Facebook will stay with her for the rest of her life.

    I think kids of any age should be closely watched in the bath as it only takes a few cms of water for this to happen.

  4. Whoa, I just couldn’t believe that there are irresponsible parents like her. How can she just let her little angel drown in the bathtub just for her Cafe World account? Is she crazy or what? I’m quite affected by this because I have my own baby, too. There are times that I’d get afraid to touch him because I might hurt him. I hope other parents would learn from this incident. There’s no reason to blame Facebook but every parent should learn how to be responsible now.

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