Electrical safety with The Wiggles

We’ve partnered with The Wiggles to deliver life-saving electrical safety messages for kids and their families.

Although electricity can’t be seen, it can be dangerous, with one in every six serious electrical incidents in Queensland involving children under the age of 15.

Check out The Wiggles song about staying safe around electricity.

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Wiggles kindy visit competition

We asked Queensland kindy children and their parents/guardians and educators to send us their creative videos, photos and PDFs that highlight the electrical safety messages from the The Wiggles song Electricity! and why they love kindy. We received wonderful entries and thank all the kindies that entered the competition.

Have a look at our winning entry and highly commended entry!

Check out the winning entry!

 

Check out the Highly Commended entry!

 

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Hi, we’re The Wiggles

We've teamed up with the Electrical Safety Office Queensland to offer YOU the most wiggletastic prize ever!

That's right! We're bringing our music to one lucky kindergarten, and we want YOU to be a part of it!

To enter, show us how creative you and your children can be by sending us a video or photos highlighting:

  • why electrical safety is important
  • messages from our song ‘Electricity!’
  • why your child loves kindy

Enter the competition and listen to our song Electricity at electricalsafety.qld.gov.au/Wiggles.

We can’t wait to see your entries!

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Twinkl resources

The Electrical Safety Office recently partnered with online educational publishing house, Twinkl, to bring you some fun new electrical safety resources aimed at kindy kids. These resources include Auslan cards to accompany the Wiggles Electrical Safety song, as well as modelling dough mats, and an electrical safety maze. To access click on the links to the Twinkl website below.

Auslan cards for Wiggles electrical safety song

Electrical Safety Modelling Dough

Electrical Safety Maze

Watch our films

Electricity song

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Electrical safety with The Wiggles

Electricity is used for:

  • Lighting
  • Heating and cooling
  • Medical resources
  • Charging devices
  • Washing machines
  • Cooking
  • Electric cars

Electricity although it can't be seen, it's very dangerous to touch.

Electricity although it can’t be seen, it’s very dangerous to touch.

A power point you see has electricity, so stay away and don’t touch it.
Then ask a grown-up who can plug it in for you, don’t do it on your own grown-ups will help you.

Now here is some advice, to do with your device if it looks like it’s damaged.
The first thing you should do, is tell a grown-up who can take a look at it to see what’s happening.

Electricity although it can’t be seen, it’s very dangerous to touch.
Electricity although it can’t be seen, it’s very dangerous to touch.

When you go to sleep, you want to sleep in peace, keep your device away from you.
Away from your bed, nowhere near your head. They can get hot and cause a fire.

Don’t get shocked by the power, shocked by the power.
Don’t get shocked by the power, shocked by the power.
Don’t get shocked by the power, shocked by the power.
Don’t get shocked by the power, shocked by the power.

Electricity although it can’t be seen, it’s very dangerous to touch.
Electricity although it can’t be seen, it’s very dangerous to touch.

Tips for parents

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Electrical safety with The Wiggles

Hi, we’re The Wiggles

Every year in Queensland around 70 children end up in the emergency department because of an electrical injury.

Our song ‘electricity’ explains what electricity is, and even though it can’t be seen, it’s dangerous. The song teaches children to never touch power points, never use damaged electrical devices, and never sleep with electrical devices under their pillow or blanket.

 

But we’ve also got some messages for you to make sure your home is electrically safe:

  • install dummy plugs on all power points to keep curious children out
  • replace damaged electrical equipment, power points, chargers and leads
  • look for the Regulatory Compliance Mark when purchasing electrical appliances to ensure they’re safe to use.
  • Have safety switches fitted to every circuit and remember to test them regularly.

Further information

For more electrical safety tips and to listen to our song visit electricalsafety.qld.gov.au/Wiggles

Electrical safety videos for kids

What is Electricity?

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Hi, we’re The Wiggles

You can’t see electricity, but it powers the TV or device you’re watching this on, as well other things around your home like the fridge, lights and fans.

It’s really useful, but very dangerous to touch.

Listen to our song about how to stay safe around electricity.

Never touch powerpoints

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Hi, we’re The Wiggles!

You might need to use a powerpoint to charge your device or re-charge the battery of your favourite toy.

But it’s important you never touch it, so always ask an adult if you need to plug something in.

Listen to our song about how to stay safe around electricity.

Don’t play with damaged electrical toys

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Hi, we’re The Wiggles

If your electrical device or toy is damaged with cracks or broken cords it can be dangerous, so make sure you tell an adult so they can make it safe for you.

Listen to our song about how to stay safe around electricity.

Never Sleep with your electrical device

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Hi, we’re The Wiggles

Sleeping with your electrical device under your pillow or blanket can make it really hot and cause a fire!

So make sure you store it well away from your bed before you go to sleep.

Listen to our song about how to stay safe around electricity.

Further information

Check out our other electrical safety resources to protect your kids from electrical danger.