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As I write this, it is snowing outside my window in the Mid Ohio Valley. It’s March, which means it is still technically winter, but we can see warmer weather on the horizon. As spring arrives, it is an important reminder to keep an eye on young children near open windows, which can be dangerous if they are not properly supervised. Luckily, the Window Safety Task Force shares resources and tips each spring to commemorate Window Safety Week, the first full week of April each year. In 2022, that means Window Safety Week is recognized April 3-9. Download FGIA’s Window Safety Week resources and share them next month on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Take the time to schedule your posts now so you’re ready for Window Safety Week!

Window Safety Week serves as a way to raise 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. And don’t forget to tag us in your posts, too.

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 overlooked, 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!