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  Fireworks warning for children
Updated 15 October 2001, 13.40
Children with sparklers
Young people are being warned by the government about the dangers of fireworks.

Every year as Bonfire - or Guy Fawkes - Night gets nearer, the government do a big advertising campaign about the dangers.

School packs

Fact File
Fireworks hurt
972 injured last year
504 were under 16
141 children had eye injuries
104 were burned by sparklers
Most injuries were in back gardens or streets
Along with TV and poster adverts, packs are being sent to schools to show young people how to use fireworks safely.

Half of those hurt last year were under 16 even though it's illegal for shops to sell fireworks to people under 18. Experts say if people followed safety rules, most of the injuries wouldn't have happened.

Cancel it?

But as 5 November gets nearer, some are saying that the usual celebrations should be cancelled because of the 11 September US terrorist attacks.

There are worries that letting off fireworks would be insensitive and frightening to some.

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