Intelligent, creative children are active, and they love, love, LOVE to explore, to discover, to figure things out and to “see what will happen if I ….” Which is the reason why parents, grandparents and child care providers take measures to child proof their homes when they have an inquisitive, curious toddler on their hands. Other than blocking stairs, securing the medicines and chemicals and limiting access to standing bodies of water, the primary life threat to young children is electricity. Parents must keep the wiring in their homes updated, and be diligent about Electric Repair Dallas as a part of their overall strategy to keep themselves and their children safe. Electricity has such great potential for harm that anything out of the ordinary should be checked out by an electrician such as those at First Call Electric, a company that recognizes the importance of properly maintaining electrical systems in order to prevent problems such as electrical fires.
Parents should realize that children cannot be kept safe merely by limiting access to sources of electricity (although this is the best policy when they are very small). To keep children safe, they must be taught about electricity, and the dangers that it poses if handled incorrectly. They need to learn that playing with electrical appliances and with electrical outlets are hazards that can shock them, start fires, and even kill. There are numerous videos available online that were designed to graphically demonstrate to young children exactly what happens when people handle electricity in an inappropriate manner.
Children need to learn:
Not to stick objects (including fingers) into electrical outlets.
The perils that can result when using electrical appliances around water. In particular they need to learn to avoid handling electricity with wet hands, and to avoid using electrical objects (such as hair dryers) around bodies of water (such as bath tubs). They ESPECIALLY need to be taught how water conducts electricity, and how they could be electrocuted if they were to reach into a tub of water into which an electrified appliance fell.
To avoid downed power lines.
Not to overload electrical outlets.
To report to a responsible adult any malfunctioning electrical appliance or outlet so that their parents can get Electric Repair Dallas.
Ultimately, children need to know they should be cautious with electricity. In short, children need to be taught the things they need to know in order to stay safe!