What are some age-appropriate lessons you can teach your child about electricity? At what age should you teach your children about the dangers of electricity? Find out in this blog post by Command Electrical.
As a parent, you want to do everything you can to keep your children safe. And while you may not think about it often, teaching them about electrical safety is an important part of keeping them safe in and around your home.
There are a few different ways you can teach your children about electrical safety. One option is to find what are some age-appropriate lessons you can teach your child about electricity. You can also look for resources that are specifically designed for teaching children about electrical safety. Look at this safety video created specifically for children: èhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr9YntO7V1U
One thing to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t wait until your child is a teenager to start teaching them about electrical safety. By then, they may already have developed some bad habits that could put them at risk for injury.
5 Electrical Safety Tips for your Kids
- Never put fingers or other objects in an outlet
- Keep metal objects out of toasters
- Never use anything with a cord or plug around water
- Never pull a plug out by its cord
- Unused wall outlets should be secured. Plastic inserts can be used but they can be pulled off and stuck in the mouth. Consider using safety outlets that prevent foreign objects from being inserted. You can also block outlets with the creative arrangement of furniture.
If you’re not sure where to start, there are a few different resources that can help. BC Hydro Power Smart has a great website that has information specifically for parents on teaching children about safety. https://www.bchydro.com/safety-outages/electrical-safety/safety-at-home/safety-for-kids.html
The website includes tips on how to start the conversation with your children and some age-appropriate activities you can do with them.
Another great resource is the Electric Safety publication for Alberta. Their website has a variety of resources that can help you teach your children about electrical safety. https://open.alberta.ca/publications/electrical-safety
Keep it Simple
One thing to keep in mind when teaching your children about electrical safety is to make sure you’re using age-appropriate language. For younger children, you’ll want to use simple words and short sentences. For older children, you can provide more information and have a longer conversation about the topic.
You should also be sure to talk about electrical safety on a regular basis. It’s not enough to just have one conversation about it. You need to make sure your children are hearing about it often so that it stays top of mind.
If you’re looking for ways to teach your children about electrical safety, there are several resources available to help you as you can see with the links we have provided. By starting early and talking about it often, you can help keep your children safe from the dangers of electricity.
Electricians are an important part of keeping your home safe and running smoothly. We hope this article has been helpful.
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