TV and Furniture Tipover Safety for Teachers

Did you know…

  • Every three weeks a child dies from a TV tipping over?
  • Over the past ten years, a child has visited the emergency room every 45 minutes because of a TV tipping over?

Share these tips with school-aged children to ensure that they are safe around TVs and furniture:

  • NEVER climb on furniture to reach something. Ask an adult to help reach something that is too high for you to reach on your own.
  • TVs may not look heavy, but they are! They can be very dangerous and can hurt you if they fall on top of you.
  • Provide parents and caregivers with a copy of the Safe Kids Worldwide Home Safety Fact Sheet.

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