It's that time of year again where kids go back to school. Many parents that send their child off to school worry about their safety. Safeelectricity.org put together a list of tips and questions to ask about your child's dorming. It is a good article to look at, especially because it is aimed at older kids. Usually all electrical safety messages are aimed at young children.
Check out the full article here: http://www.safeelectricity.org/information-center/library-of-articles/313
It is very important to keep children safe around electricity. They don't know the harmful injuries that could result from playing with or touching electrical outlets. Paul Netter at Southern California Edison recently put out an article about the subject and why it is so important. Teaching children about electrical safety from even as young as four, can save many from becoming shocked or burned.
"Nearly seven children a day are treated in emergency rooms for electric shock or burns caused by tampering with a wall outlet, according to the Electric Safety Foundation International. In 2007, over 98,000 children ages 14 and under were treated for burn injuries in emergency rooms. The most common causes of burn injuries among kids 14 and under are hair curlers, curling irons, room heaters, ovens/ranges and irons."
SCE offers programs to children ages 4 and up on electrical safety in fun ways, such as coloring books, DVDs and activity books. It has seemed to be an effective way to educate children on electricity. But, it also important for parents to teach and keep their kids safe at home. “You just have to make sure to educate them as a parent,” Messner said of kids. “[Electricity] is a wonderful resource that makes our society better. You just have to respect it.” Children are becoming more aware and less likely to injure themselves once they have been properly educated.
Find the full article here: http://newsroom.edison.com/stories/helping-keep-kids-safe-around-electricity
Energy.gov recently put out an article with eight easy tips to save money on your home energy bill. All the suggestions are simple and easy to complete. Most of the tips are as simple as changing a lightbulb or using drapes to use natural light to an advantage. Any homeowner can use these suggestions to save hundreds of dollars per year on their energy bills.
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