Kite Flying Safety Tips
Fly kites in wide open fields or spaces that are away from power lines.
Keep Mylar (metallic looking material) kites or helium balloons away from power lines as Mylar is a good conductor of electricity and this may endanger you or cause power outages.
If your kite becomes entangled in a power line, DO NOT pull on the string or try to retrieve yourself. Call the local power company or police.
Submitted by Mark Manross who is a doctoral student in the Health and PE Program at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Thanks for contributing to PE Central!