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School at Home Safety by Dev Gowda, Kids in Danger

Updated: Jul 29, 2021

School-at-Home Safety during COVID-19

Around the country, decisions are being made about the upcoming academic year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that this is a trying time for both educators and parents. With parents juggling working from home and helping children with virtual learning, common household hazards have been exacerbated during the pandemic. Here are some tips:

· If you have multiple children of different ages schooling at home, keep smaller toys for older children away from younger children. If a toy

or part of a toy can fit into a toilet paper roll, it’s too small for children under age 3.

· Put cleaning products and disinfectants in locked cabinets or out of reach.

· Install cordless window coverings as window covering cords are a strangulation hazard to children.

· Keep magnets away from children and babies as they pose an ingestion hazard. Check out our full guide of safety tips: Protecting Children While ‘Sheltering In Place’.

Here are some more back-to-school tips if your kids are returning to in-person learning:

· Parents and teachers should choose crayons, markers and glues that have the ACMI-AP label, which certifies that it is non-toxic.

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