If your house is anything like mine (and most parents’) it’s gadget and toy galore. We use gadgets so much in our everyday lives, that they have become ingrained in our daily routines. Computers, phones and tablets, we don’t think twice when we pick up a gadget. Many people think the dangers lie in shielding your little ones from the content that is available online, but is this the biggest danger we face?
Whilst I think of myself as a safety-conscious person (maybe sometimes I go overboard), I’ve been leaving my family open to serious dangers, by allowing my children to use these devices. Dangers that could so easily be avoided.
This campaign from the charity Electrical Safety First, highlights an important safety message.
- Left your phone, tablet or laptop charging on your bed?
- Used a cheap unbranded charger?
- Slept with your phone near your pillow (whilst its charging)?
I am guilty of all three of those things.
Whilst these household items can be great fun, if left charging on a bed they could be potentially deadly. Your bedding and pillows will lock heat, which in turn means the devices gets hotter and hotter. This combined with flammable materials and it’s a deadly combination!
Registered charity Electrical Safety First are campaigning to raise awareness of the dangers of electrical fires. This modern day safety issue is something we all need to be aware of.
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