Handing Germs to Friends is Not a Nice Gesture!
It’s important for everyone – especially kids – to be aware that unwashed hands can add up to lots of germs (and illnesses) for family, friends, neighbors – and even unsuspecting strangers!
Remind kids of the many people they come in contact with in a given day – such as:
- Classmates and teachers at school
- Children they babysit for, or fellow workers at afterschool jobs
- Friends, families and relatives they visit
- People they see at sporting events, playgrounds, places of worship, or in other community gathering places
If germs are passed to any of these people … chances are they may "pay it forward" unknowingly by passing germs along, too! That’s why handwashing is critical today – and every day.