I am using an on/off switch (this one if anyone cares) which has two states and three pins. The pin in the middle gets shorted with one of the poles at a time, depending on which position the knob of the switch is on. Pretty standard stuff.
My problem is that if someone forces the switch to remain in the middle, then all the pins get shorted, reaching an unintended state. In my case, the two poles that are shorted to each other are vcc and ground, therefore someone can create a short circuit on purpose or by mistake. Here is the simplified schematic.
So, how can I [u]prevent[/u] misuse? I have thought of placing a resistor on the ground signal, so even if someone forces the switch in the "middle" and therefore short circuiting the two different states, they will not be able to damage something. Any other more elegant (cheaper/safer/requiring less space) solutions?