Electric Safety

Electrical Safety for Kids Video Playlist

Watch more videos with your kids on how to stay safe. View our kids’ safety videos.
Mire más videos con sus hijos sobre cómo mantenerse a salvo. Vea los videos de seguridad de nuestros niños.


BeAware Bear has some helpful safety tips.

Learn how to be safe with electricity, both indoors and out:

Indoor Safety

  • Keep appliances away from water.
  • Only plugs go in outlets.
  • Place portable heaters away from walls and drapes.
  • Place portable heaters where you won’t trip over the cord.
  • Unplug decorative and holiday lights when you leave the house.

Outdoor Safety

  • Stay away from downed power lines – call 911.
  • Call before you dig.
  • Keep ladders, tools, and yourself away from power lines.
  • Watch out for power lines when you trim a tree.
  • Don’t play near power lines or anything electric.
  • Never climb utility poles.
  • Fly kites, drones and model airplanes in open areas away from power lines.
  • Balloons, especially Mylar balloons, can cause power outages if they come in contact with power lines.
    • Make sure all ballons are secured and keep balloons away from power lines.
    • Dispose of balloons properly after use – fully deflate and put them in the trash.
    • If you see balloons entangled in a power line, call MID at (209) 526-8222. Don’t try to remove them yourself.

Electric Safety Cartoons to print (PDF)