How Do You Get Kids to Wash Their Hands?

May 2019

How do you make sure that kids actually wash their hands? It’s all very well having clean water, and soap, and the knowledge that you should wash your hands. We can tell children, repeatedly, “wash your hands!” But sometimes they just don’t bother. Of course, this problem is not limited to children. In 2009, a UK-wide study found that, whilst 99% of adults claim to wash their hands after using the bathroom, just 62% of women and 32% of men actually do. I will leave you to think about that.

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ThemesBehaviour change, Design, nudges and cues

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