Introduction: Child Proof Your Windows
Perhaps the most imortant Instructable I'll ever publish.
It is about children falling from buildings.
In the United States alone, 5,000 children were admitted to hospitals after falling out of buildings in 2011. Not all of these children died, but the terror of falling several stories and the grief, guilt and pain these children and their families have to live with cannot be put into words.
I have been monitoring the figures of this catastrophe for years. The numbers are not declining. They are rising, and will continue to do so.
if the Instructable community is as good as I think it is, we may begin to shine daylight on corporate indifference, a hidden shame and the plight of a large number of people.
The window companies have done their part. They've placed stickers on their windows warning people to keep children away from them. The standard practice for any industry that places profit ahead of reality.
My task is done... I've abandoned all U.S. and Canadian patents on the device I show in the video... My gift to the world.
Yours will be to make this Instructible viral enough to get people to notice. I am also throwing down the gauntlet for anyone who can make a better device, or one for different types of windows (for whatever reason, sliding windows are one of the worse for children).
Please watch the video and please check into http://www.childreninfreefall.org/
We have a be nice policy.
Please be positive and constructive.