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It’s March, which means it has now been nearly a full year since the pandemic began, keeping us mostly indoors, including me and my family. As spring arrives, it is even more important than ever to keep an eye on open windows since we are at home so much of the time. As we all know, open windows can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised. Fortunately, the Window Safety Task Force shares resources and tips each spring to commemorate Window Safety Week, the first full week of April each year. Follow along and share them on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Window Safety Week (April 4-10) is intended to heighten the awareness of what parents and caregivers should do to help keep their homes and families safer from the risk of accidental falls or injuries through windows. The Window Safety Task Force has a Twitter account and a Facebook page, and social media posts are tagged with either #WindowSafety or #WindowSafetyWeek. Both accounts will be sharing window safety tips throughout Window Safety Week, so be sure to follow and share with your own followers.

To help teach kids about window safety, an activity book is available that includes information for parents and caregivers. The Window Safety Week Tool Kits for both window companies and media outlets are now updated for 2021 and are available for complimentary download, along with a helpful Window Safety Tips infographic. A gallery of downloadable images pertaining to Window Safety Week can also be found on Flickr.

You can quickly access all these resources in one place at FGIA and the Window Safety Task Force appreciate all efforts to get the word out about this important, but sometimes under-covered, child safety concern. Social media makes sharing links and tips with homeowners and customers incredibly easy, and I’m happy to help if you need suggestions on how to spread the word.

Tweet at the @WindowSafetyTF Twitter account to share how you'll be recognizing Window Safety Week or let us know in the comments below!