Though many people argue that 4-year-old children should not know how to use a telephone, Prince William is explaining why he wants to teach his son, Prince George, how to use a phone — and the reason is amazing.
On Monday, Prince William met a 5-year-old girl named Suzie McCash at the Pride of Britain Awards, which honors the United Kingdom’s bravest citizens. According to the Daily Mail, Suzie dialed 999 after her mother collapsed and stopped breathing. The number 999, of course, is the UK’s version of 911.
The young girl was able to describe her mother’s symptoms to over the phone so that first responders were better equipped to handle the situation when they arrived at the scene. Suzie was able to get help quickly, which ended up saving her mother’s life.
At the time of the incident, she was only 4-years-old. Due to her heroic actions, McCash was presented the Child Of Courage Award at the ceremony.
After hearing McCash’s inspiring story, Prince William admitted that he has no idea how his 4-year-old son, Prince George, would respond if he encountered a similar, emergency situation.
“I have a four-year-old called George and if I gave him a telephone, I do not know what he would do,” William told the young girl.
The Duke then explained to McCash that he plans on teaching his 4-year-old son how to use a phone after hearing her story. The 35-year-old said that it is “very important” for children to be able to call for help when they’re faced with an emergency situation.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 30, 2017
The Sun reports that the Pride of Britain awards took place on October 30, but they will air on ITV on November 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. Aside from Prince William, plenty of other celebrities also attended the awards show including Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart, Liam Payne, and Prime Minister Theresa May. The coveted Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Paul Stephenson.
As the Inquisitr reported in September, Prince George began school this fall at the prestigious Thomas’s Battersea in London. After the Duke brought his son to school, he told reporters that George’s first day “went well.” The 4-year-old is said to be easing into school by starting off going for a half day and working his way up to full days.
Do you think it’s a good idea to teach children how to use a phone in case of emergency?
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