Teaching electrical safety in a virtual world

PPL using new approach during pandemic to reach youngsters

We weren’t going to allow the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent us from teaching youngsters about electrical safety.

Shifting gears during the pandemic to ensure safety and eliminate the risk of spreading the virus, we teamed up with The National Theatre for Children to give students across Pennsylvania a virtual electrical safety show. The Agents of Safety performance is a humorous, engaging and high-energy show that teaches youngsters how electricity is made and helps them identify and avoid dangerous electrical situations.

More than 8,000 children from 20 different schools saw performances during the most recent tour, which began Oct. 29. Since the program kicked off in 2015, nearly 99,000 children have seen performances, which are offered at no cost to schools within our service territory. Teachers are also given materials on electrical safety to share with their students prior to the performances.

Educating the public about electrical safety is just one part of our commitment to keeping our communities safe. For more information about electrical safety, visit pplelectric.com/safety.


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