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Teaching Kids about Electrical Safety

Teaching Kids about Electrical Safety

To save your kids from electrocution and shocks, use these electricity safety lessons.

All parent’s want to protect their kids. The best way to do this is by teaching them about electrical safety in your home.

Children are curious about the things around them. Still, curiosity can lead to significant issues if we don’t take the lead in educating them about dangers.

Talk to them

Kids love to explore their surroundings, but you should teach them about the power cords and what they do. Take your child around with you for them to learn how electricity travels through homes through wires. Show them that plugs are used when connecting devices to understand why it is important not to insert anything into an outlet (even if it looks enticing). Although outlets can be almost irresistible at times, make sure unused ones have a cover on top of them, so this doesn’t happen.    

Watch Videos about Electrical Safety with them

Kids love to watch YouTube videos, so make this safety lesson fun for them! There are tons of great resources online that teach kids how to avoid electrical hazards and better understand electricity. Make sure you introduce these lessons as a game with prizes at the end; otherwise, they may get bored quickly. Talk about together afterward and explain some of the bad things that can happen when electricity is misused – like fire or electrocution. But don’t scare your child unnecessarily; because it’s more likely than not their curiosity will override any fear they might have in exploring electric sources on their own time.

Check the overloads

Electrical devices are a part of our everyday lives. Too many devices plugged power sources can lead to the risk of electrical shock or even fire. This is especially true for children who like plugging everything they get their hands on into outlets without knowledge and understanding about what it does.

Since the old days of electrical power, a lot has been done – from wiring homes with GFCI’s that cut off electricity when there is a surge or shorting out; safety features that help prevent injuries such as burns – but you should still take caution.

Read Books About Electrical Safety together.

Whether it’s an electric shock or the light bulb in your bathroom going out and you can’t change it yourself, you need to know how electricity works to avoid a mistake when dealing with these things on your own. The best way for kids to learn about this is by reading books together! Kids will enjoy spending time with their parents while learning essential safety skills – all thanks to good old-fashioned books.

Make safety rules for your home

You can set hard and fast safety rules when you talk about electrical services with your kids. You’ll be able to help them know what not to touch if they come across an outlet plugging in a lamp or something similar. It is crucial for their safety, so make sure they’re aware of the importance by writing it down on paper somewhere visible like the fridge! Remind them why this rule is vital at any point where someone might forget – after all, ignoring one of these simple tips could result in serious injury – even death sometimes.

Follow these electrical safety tips to keep your home and family safe:

  • Don’t put any fingers or objects in outlets. Keep them clear at all times! 
  • Never use electronics near water, when hands are wet (oils on the skin may cause shocks), or with metal items before testing for current so you know if it’s live power.
  • Plug only a few things into one extension cord/power strip – too many could overload it  and create potential fire hazards and overheat appliances, like televisions, which can be very dangerous.
  • Pull cords out instead of yanking them when unplugging from an outlet- this keeps cables tangle-free, prolongs their life span, while also preventing injury.


When it comes to electrical safety, parents have a lot of work on their hands. Fortunately, there are many tactics to employ that can help you keep your kids safe from the dangers of electricity at home. The five tips we have shared today should be an excellent starting point if you want to make sure your family stays safe. What other advice do you give for avoiding electrocution? Please share with us below!

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