You should at all times watch out not to sharpen any body parts of yourself or of others, especially little children, with a pancil sharpener. Pencil sharpeners are for pencils, and humans are NOT pencils. Pencils are made of wood, humans of flesh and skin and sharpening that is PAINFUL. Remember to put all your pencil sharpeners at A SAFE PLACE when out of use to prevent any harm; locked away or out of reach for children and pets. We advise using the special safety gloves when in direct contact with pencil sharpeners.