Electrical Safety for Kids
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Around 7 children per day visit United States hospital emergency rooms for injuries relating to electric shocks (or related burns injuries) after tampering with an electrical wall socket/outlet.
Key Electrical Safety Tips for Kids
- You must treat electricity with respect!
- Never put your fingers or other implements in to an electric socket
- Don't use electrical appliances near water : electric and water are really dangerous together.
- Don't play near overhead power lines (e.g. fly kites, climb trees)
- Don't ever touch a bare wire. You can't see electricity and it could seriously injure you!
- Always pull out plugs out of sockets by holding the plug. Do not pull the wires!
- Also see the Science article 'ELECTRICITY'
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