MAY IS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY MONTH!
Each year, electrical failures are the cause of 43,900 home fires, resulting in 438 deaths, 1,430 injuries and $1.47 billion in property damage. Children are one of our most vulnerable populations. Since 1999, an average of 496 children ages 14 and under has died each year due to unintentional fire or burn-related injuries.
The National Electrical Safety Month 2013 Electrical Safety Resources for Children provide information to encourage electrically safety practices among children and their families. This section includes lesson plans for teachers, student activities, cartoon safety videos, and much more:
The P.I. Plug says, "Be Smart About Fire and Electrical Safety!" classroom program delivers critical electrical and fire safety information to elementary school children in grades 3-5.
What is Electricity? helps students understand the potential dangers of electricity and provides tips for using it safely.
It's Electric! provides resources to help students develop life-long safe habits.
The online Kids' Corner reinforces the concepts introduced in the classroom programs with entertaining cartoon safety videos and interactive learning games, including:
Visit the Electrical Safety for All Ages: Children section of the website for more useful learning tools and resources developed specifically for elementary school students.
Additional National Electrical Safety Month resources and suggestions for facilitating a local electrical safety awareness campaign can be found in the Electrical Safety Advocate Guide.