Protect your kids from electrical danger

Around two in every five Queensland households have children living there.

Electricity can be a big risk for little people, so we’ve published resources to help parents and teachers protect kids from electrical risks.

For parents

Find out how to protect your kids from electric shocks around the home – download the 9 ways to make your home a safe zone for you and your child (PDF, 352.73 KB) fact sheet.

For kids

Help kids learn about staying safe around electricity with this fun chatterbox! (PDF, 1139.79 KB) Also known as a paper fortune teller, this hands-on activity features simple electrical safety messages, like turning off the power at the wall before plugging in electronics, never using broken chargers, and keeping electrical devices away from water.

And for older kids and teens the Playing it safe with your device (PDF, 1497.29 KB) fact sheet teaches mobile and tablet users how to protect themselves – and their beloved device.

More information

Is your home also a workplace? Find out how to protect your kids here.

Related links

Button batteries: tiny batteries – big danger

In Australia, one child a month is seriously injured after swallowing or inserting a button battery.

If swallowed or inserted, call the 24/7 Australian Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 for fast, expert advice. Learn how to protect your family here.

For parents
9 ways to make your home a safe zone for you and your child
Download the fact sheet to learn how to protect your kids from electric shocks around the home.
For kids
Fun chatterbox
Help kids learn about staying safe around electricity with this fun chatterbox!
For teens
Play it safe