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How Do You Make Sure Your Television Is Safe Around Children

From preventing it from falling to bump-proofing sharp corners, some quick and easy adjustments to your television can make it safer for your little one

It’s the home of must-watches Peppa Pig, Mr Tumble, Bake Off… So make sure your television stays a family favourite by making some safety tweaks...

Have a secure platform

One of the biggest worries with TVs and kids is it falling on them, either because it’s toppled or little hands have pulled it. So make sure it’s on a safe, sturdy platform, even if it’s high up – children love to climb!

READ: THE BEST CHILD SAFETY PRODUCTS FOR PLUG SOCKETS AND CABLES

Make sure the television is on a safe, sturdy platform, even if it’s high up – children love to climb! 

‘Flat screen televisions are easier to pull over, so it’s worth looking at fixing straps, that you attach to the platform, which hold the TV in place,’ says Sheila Merrill, public health adviser for Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. ‘But remember that supervising your child is always the most important thing.’

READ: 11 CHILDREN'S TV PRESENTERS YOU SECRETLY FANCY

Keep wires tidy

This goes for anything electrical really, but be aware of all the different ones for your TV, DVD player and so on.
 
‘Use a cord tidy to group wires together,’ suggests Sheila. ‘And, as a general safety point, make sure you’re not overloading plug sockets.’

READ: THE SECRET BENEFITS OF SCREEN TIME FOR TODDLERS

Safety proof corners

Worried about toddler bumps on sharp corners? Get special corner cushions (places like Argos and Kiddicare sell them) that fit to the unit to soften any blows. They also work on tables and other furniture.
 
How have you child-proofed your TV? Let us know on the comments board below.

 
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