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Dos and Don'ts of Electricity for Kids


To play it safe around your home, just remember the rules for using electricity the right way.

1.DON’T plug a bunch of electrical gadgets into one outlet or

It could damage the electrical system in your house or even cause a fire.

2.DO ask grown-ups to put safety caps on all unused electrical outlets.

Covering outlets will also help save energy by stopping cold drafts.

3.DON’T pull an electrical cord from the wall.

Pulling on a cord can damage the appliance, the plug or the outlet.

4.DO make sure all electric cords are tucked away, neat and tidy.

Pets might chew on electrical cords, and people might trip and fall.

5.DO ask a grown-up for help when you need to usesomething that uses electricity.


6.DO look up and look out for power lines before you climb a tree.

Electricity pass through the tree branch – and right through you for you to get electrocuted


7.DON’T ever climb the fence around an electrical substation.

 If a ball gets inside the fence, ask a grown-up to call the electric company – they’ll come and get it out for you.


8.DO remind your mom or dad to watch out for power line ladder near power when they’re using a ladder, chainsaw or lines other outdoor equipment.


9.DO keep electrical stuff far away from water. Electrical cord in water

Most electrical accidents around the house happen when people use electricity near water.


10.DON’T fly a kite near power lines.  Kid flying kite near power lines

The kite and the string may conduct electricity – sending it right through you to the ground.




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