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Teach Your Kids the ABC’s of Electrical Safety

Before you send your kids back to school, teach them how to stay safe around electrical equipment. Some topics to talk about:

• Children should steer clear of transformer boxes and substations.

• A fallen power line or one that is near the ground can kill a child. Tell your kids not to touch them.

• If your children like to climb trees, make them promise to stay out of trees that have power lines through or near the limbs.

• Do not let your children play with kites that have wire or wet strings. Also, kites should not be flown near power lines.

• At school, children should follow the rules for working with computers and other plugged-in equipment.