How to Use Hoverboards Safely for Kids

Since the world was introduced to easy transportation, such as scooters and electric mobile cars. But since we are in such high end and ever-growing digital and technology world, people are continuing to give consumers more reason to love this what we call as segway cars and hoverboard.

Today, let us find out how you can use these hoverboards safely for your kids. Basically, you still have to use this with caution because just so you know, although these are high end and definitely safe, there are still precautionaries you have to take note of. So let us find that out today!

How to Use Hoverboard

There are two types of electric scooter types of extreme and fun rides. The segway and the hoverboard, both have entirely different uses and benefits so that is why you also need to have different precautionary measures to it. Let us start with the Segway.

How to Use Segway

To be safe on a Segway PT, especially if you are letting your kids ride, it is best to:


  • Always wear a properly fitting helmet when riding. 


  • Start your kids out in “Turtle” mode, a low-speed beginner mode.
  • Have an experienced rider teach you how to ride, turn, and stop, and spot you while your ride for the first five or 10 minutes and until you get the hang of it.
  • Teach kids not to “push” your Segway PT past its limits, such as by continuing to lean forward when you get a Speed Limiter Alert, continuing to ride when you get a Stick Shake Warning or riding on steep slopes and slippery surfaces.




And of course, always supervise kids so that they don’t take extra risks while riding and make sure that they stay away from traffic and hills.

How to use Hoverboard

And as soon as we got used to trying to keep kids safe and away from Segways, we got kids getting hurt on hoverboards. Of course, these hoverboards don’t really hover. Instead, they look like mini- or hands-free versions of a Segway. Unfortunately, hoverboards have been known to more likely to explode and cause fall injuries.


There are so many injuries and visits to hospitals that the CPSC is investigating “spikes” in children and adults being admitted after suffering serious falls.

Do your kids have a hoverboard? If they do, make sure that you:


  • Have a working fire extinguisher nearby while charging or using your hoverboards in and around your home in case it explodes.


  • Charge it in an open area away from combustible materials in case it explodes.
  • Have your kids gear up before riding, which means putting on a skateboard helmet, elbow and knee pads and wrist guards.
  • Do not let your kids use a hoverboard on or near a road.