In my experience, most kids (and adults) who have a panic attack in a cave, really didn't want to go caving in the first place. They only went out of peer pressure (the whole scout troop is going!) or because someone convinced them everything would be "just fine." Caving isn't for everybody, never make someone go who doesn't want to. I can tell you right now I don't ever want to be put in a shark cage, and if you make me, I will likely panic
If someone enters a caver voluntarily, and then panics, refer to Cavemud's advice.
Nothing's as precious as a hole in the ground.
"Alright, who let Bonny on Cavechat? Is there a manager I can speak with?" -- that Bartlett guy