Part of my job as coroner is to make recommendations to prevent similar deaths. Well I recommend that parents and those responsible for children supervise their children and ensure that they have boundaries set for them and ensure, as far as possible, that children go to bed, stay there, sleep, get up in the morning and go to school and go about “age-appropriate” activities.
If parents and those others responsible for children do not do this then they fail their children.
Inquest into the death of a child at Mackay
5 March 2010