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Category: Family Safety

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How to Murder Hornet-proof Your Home

After the pandemic shut down the world, news of the invading Asian Giant Hornet also flooded mainstream media. Although the stories quickly died down, they recently cropped up again after a reported “murder hornet” nest found in Washington State, the first of its kind. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) led a successful operation […]

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5 Reasons The Office’s Safety Training Was a Disaster

If you’re a fan of The Office, then you know how quickly things can spiral out of control, but season three, brings valid real-life concerns to the faux workplace with episode 20.  The colorful crew from Dunder Mifflin Paper Company is back with their antics and shenanigans, and this time, it’s Safety Training Day. The […]

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“La Niña” Is Coming: Expect a Cold Winter in the North, Dry in the South

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Winter Outlook forecast is in, and this year La Niña will dominate the winter. The natural phenomenon’s patterns were first spotted back in August, with cooler surface water temperatures in the Eastern Pacific. What is “El Niño” and “La Niña”? The National Ocean Service defines El Niño and […]

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6 Road Hazards To Look Out For

This time of the year is an especially beautiful time to be on the road; the leaves are changing, the weather is cooler, and there’s something particularly special about the fall. As seasons change it is important to follow good motor-vehicle safety practices even more and be aware of conditions that can make driving hazardous.  […]

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Is Elephant Toothpaste a Safe Experiment for Kids?

What do you think about when you hear the phrase “elephant toothpaste”? Do elephants brush their teeth? And if so, what would the toothpaste for such a large animal look like? These are some good questions for leading children into the Elephant Toothpaste experiment, which involves mixing certain chemicals to create a reaction that ends […]

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These 5 Sports Have the Highest COVID Risks

Across the country, millions of parents now face a tug-of-war between protecting their children from Covid-19 and wanting social activity for developmental growth — including team sports. Even the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) “recognizes that it is likely that ALL students will not be able to […]

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The 5 Most Devastating October Hurricanes of All Time

2020 has been a mixed bag of tumultuous events with the coronavirus pandemic, relentless wildfires and social unrest. The 2020 hurricane season has been no less dramatic, serving up so many storms that the National Weather Service had to defer to the Greek alphabet when it ran out of names for the tempestuous season.  As […]

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Safe Learning Apps To Supplement the School Year

The school year started off differently this year. Many districts opted for virtual learning, a drastic change for staff, teachers, parents, and students. Parents are looking for trusted apps and activities to supplement the teacher’s curriculum and keep their kids learning safely online. With so many apps to choose from, it’s difficult to determine what’s […]

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How to Avoid COVID-19 at Religious Events During the Holidays

With the end of the year approaching, concerns have been slowly growing about how to handle parties and other holiday gatherings in the face of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even issued various guidelines for safely approaching these celebrations in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. Because November and December […]

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6 Apps that Could Save Your Teenager’s Life

Being a parent is both rewarding and stressful, and being the parent of a teenager has the added stress of round-the-clock concern for their safety as they venture out more and more on their own. And these concerns are valid. Driving is listed as the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. And in […]

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Expert Advice on Preventing and Escaping From Human Trafficking

The slave trade of the 18th and 19th centuries represents a dark part of U.S. history. While the 13th Amendment officially and legally abolished slavery on January 31, 1865, the concept of slavery continues to exist today. It is known as human trafficking, and it is highly illegal. This is also known as “modern slavery,” […]

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How to Keep your Black Cat Safe This Spooky Season

The arching black cat is probably one of the more recognizable symbols of Halloween. Also recognizable at this time of year? A plethora of media stories focused on black cats. For example, one article points out it can be challenging to adopt a black cat around Halloween, claiming shelters don’t allow adoptions around the holiday over fears […]

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Safety.com’s Guide to Staying Safe During California’s Power Shutdowns

Because of California’s ongoing wildfires, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently announced that it would implement a public safety power shut-off (PSPS) that could affect up to 89,000 customers across 16 California counties. According to a press release issued by the electric company, “This PSPS event is based on forecasts of widespread, severely dry conditions and strong, […]

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Trick-or-treating During COVID-19? Don’t Go Door to Door

Halloween is a time when children look forward to ringing doorbells and grabbing candy out of bowls, however, this year is throwing a boogeyman into the usual usual trick-or-treating activities: the COVID-19 pandemic.  In response to the upcoming Halloween holiday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a list of minimal- to high-risk Halloween activities. […]

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The Safety.com Guide to Wildfire Recovery Resources

Deadly wildfires don’t just destroy wildlife, vegetation and pollute the air; they can also destroy homes and communities and displace thousands due to mandatory evacuations. As of late September 2020, the West Coast wildfires burned more than 3.7 million acres in 11 states, forcing over 500,000 people to evacuate in Oregon alone. The nature of wildfires means they […]

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The Safety.com Guide to Hurricane Recovery Resources

The wind, rain and storm surge a hurricane produces can destroy homes and communities leaving a long-lasting, devastating effects. For example, Hurricane Laura, which ravaged the Gulf Coast region of the U.S. in late August 2020, caused an estimated $8-$12 billion in insured losses to homes and businesses. The days and weeks following a hurricane can be […]

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How Many Times are Americans on Camera Every Week?

How Many Times a Day is an Average Person Caught on Camera?

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A Guide to Safe Home Inspections During COVID-19

Home inspections are a critical part of the home-buying process. A thorough inspection can unearth significant issues that could impact a home’s value and may even prevent a sale from going forward. Inspectors spend hours at a house looking for any sign of trouble. The process is hands-on and crowded, as the inspector is often […]

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How to Avoid Setting a Forest on Fire During Celebrations

Last week, a harmless gender reveal event went horribly wrong, sparking a wildfire in Southern California’s El Dorado which is currently blazing across 18,092 acres and two counties, with 60% containment, according to the most recent information from CalFire. Evacuation orders and road closures are in place, as firefighters continue battling the wildfire, which has impacted forestland, homes and businesses. […]

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