Child Safety Week: Raising Awareness of Child Accidents and their Prevention.

Jun 10, 2022

Children are amazing little beings. One moment, they’re looking at you with a bright smile on their face, secured in their cute baby chair and the next, they could be tumbling down the stairs all because you took your eyes off them for just five seconds. Honestly, five seconds is all it takes for an accident to occur sometimes.

But not to worry. I will be discussing child safety as it relates to electricity so that you can keep your child safe from those nasty electric shocks.

Before we jump into that, this may be your first time hearing of Child Safety Week, so I’ll give you a quick breakdown.

The Child Safety Week is a campaign organised by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. It is a yearly event, and in 2022, it will run from June 6 to June 12 with the theme: Safety in mind.

With safety in mind, let’s look at some electrical safety tips that can help keep your children safe from electrical accidents.

  1. Obey warning signs.
    As soon as your child learns to read or understand signs, reinforce the importance of obeying the signs to keep them from putting themselves and others in danger.
  2. Keep water away from electrical appliances.
    Water and electrical appliances do not mix. Even with devices that claim to be waterproof, it is better not to take the risk of intentionally submerging them in water.
  3. Keep metal objects out of household appliances.
    Children could be tempted to insert things like cutlery into other appliances and may not take note if it is plugged in or not. Generally, most electrical appliances should be kept out of reach of young children so that they don’t hurt themselves.
  4. Do not touch broken or naked wires.
    Encourage your kids to inform you of such occurrences immediately. Disconnect the wire and wait for an electrician to deal with it properly.
  5. Don’t leave your devices charging as you sleep.
    Some kids leave their phones under their pillows charging while they sleep. Even though it may not be very common, phones can overheat and catch fire. Better safe than sorry.

As a bonus tip for you, get the BuyPower Smart Surge Protector to protect your appliances and your family from the damage of power surges. You’ll thank me later.

I hope these tips have been helpful.

To help spread awareness about child accidents and how to prevent them, consider putting up a post with the hashtag #BuyPowerxChildSafety.

Stay safe.

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