I saw this on facebook this morning, posted by a friend in the UK -
Socket Covers should NOT be inserted into sockets - they are dangerous!
British 13 Amp sockets have built in automatic shutters to protect against children poking things in.
I followed the link because I've only just been considering buying socket covers. Now I'm thinking I shouldn't. Our boy is 16 months but hasn't shown much interest in the sockets we have around the house.
The UK 3-pin plug has one pin much longer than the other two, and this needs to be inserted quite a way in to the socket before the "automatic shutters" of the socket open up to accept the other two pins.
Does the Aussie socket work in a similar way? Should I use socket covers?