February 1st is National TV safety day. You might be wondering, “How does this affect me as a parent?” Aside from regulated screen time, what’s unsafe about a television? You might be surprised.
This national program encourages people to recycle old, big tube TVs that are often put in children’s rooms. First step is to properly secure your television sets. Older tube sets need to be positioned lower and on adequate furniture. New sets should be secured to a wall. Check out our other post on this.
Find a place to recycle your old televisions here.
Learn more about TV safety from Safe Kids Worldwide.
—Erica Surman, RN, BSN, Pediatric Trauma Program Manager, Beaumont Health System