Keep Cables Tidy and Safe
Bid farewell to cable spaghetti!
We all know kids can turn anything into a playground, including the jumble of cables behind the TV or computer desk.
This isn’t just an eyesore, it’s a fire risk waiting to happen.
Tangled cables can overheat, while loose cables across the floor are tripping accidents in the making, not to mention the risk of damage leading to exposed wires.
Invest in cable tidies or trunking for your child’s bedroom. These simple solutions not only neaten up the space but also significantly reduce the risk of accidents by keeping cables securely out of the way.
Power Down and Unplug
Encourage the habit of turning off and unplugging electronic devices when not in use.
This goes for everything from computers and gaming consoles to hair dryers and straighteners.
Not only does this practice save energy and reduce your electricity bill, but it also minimises the risk of electrical fires caused by overheating devices.
No Drinks Allowed
Keep electronics safe by enforcing a ‘no drinks in the bedroom’ rule.
Water and electricity are a dangerous mix, posing a serious risk of damage to devices and potential harm to your child.
Prevent accidents by keeping liquids away from electrical gadgets altogether.
Dry Off Before Diving Into Digital
Safety First Tip
Ensure your child is completely dry before they handle any electronic devices after a bath or shower.
Water and electricity are a lethal combination, so it’s crucial to avoid any contact between damp hands or clothes and electrical items.
Quality Counts Tip
Pay close attention to what your child uses to charge their devices.
Encourage the use of proper, device-specific chargers and steer clear of cheap, potentially unsafe options found online or at market stalls.
Many of these chargers do not meet safety standards and could pose fire and electric shock risks.
By following these straightforward guidelines, you can create a safer, more organised space for your children, reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring peace of mind.
Remember, a little bit of prevention goes a long way in maintaining a safe and happy home environment.