Category: Family Safety

Family Safety

The Most Dangerous States for Young Drivers

The most dangerous states for teen drivers According to the most recent data from the NHTSA, there were 4,361 young drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2017 – a 26-percent decrease from the 5,886 involved in 2008. It’s not just teen drivers who are paying the price of car accidents with their lives, either. Motor […]

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Family Safety, News

Crime Prevention Tips for Seniors

Educate yourself about the types of crimes most likely to target seniors and how to prevent them.

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Family Safety, Home Safety

6 Halloween Home Safety Tips

While Halloween night is supposed to strike a little fear with frightening costumes and spooky decorations, the night actually does pose some scary crime risks.

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Family Safety

Crime Prevention Guide

During the month of October, the National Crime Prevention Council wants everyone to make an effort to get involved in community activities and programs to promote safety.

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Family Safety

National Fire Prevention Week Reminds Everyone to Create a Safe and Secure Environment

Would you know how to respond in the event of a fire in your home or office? Most of us don’t consider the consequences of not having an escape plan in place if ever confronted by smoke or flames. That’s why every year, the longest-running public health observance in our country reminds people to take […]

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10 Campus Safety Tips for College Students

Balance Independence with Keeping Safe College: it’s a time when you’re allowed to stretch your adult wings and become more independent. Your parents no longer call the shots. You’re the one who gets to choose the time of your classes, the dorm you want to live in, and ultimately your future path. It’s a safe […]

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Best Apps to Keep Your Kids Safe

There are many safety apps, also called safe kids apps, parental control apps, or child protection apps developed for the purpose of assisting you in monitoring your child.  In this article, we’re reviewing some of the top safety kids apps to consider must-haves. The Role Of Safety Apps In Child Safety Before we delve into […]

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School Safety Tips to Keep Kids Safe All Year Long

Across the country, it’s back to school time, which means it’s time to talk to your elementary, middle, and high schoolers about back to school safety tips, including how to stay safe before, during and after school.  Tragic headlines give today’s parents a lot to worry about when it comes to school safety, but it’s […]

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The Benefits of Roadside Assistance

What is roadside assistance? Emergency roadside help is an add-on coverage that comes to the rescue if your vehicle breaks down and you’re stranded. It comes in handy when you have a flat tire, your car’s battery needs a jump or you run out of gas. Most companies have phone operators on standby 24/7. A […]

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Babysitter and Childcare Safety Tips

You take great care of your kids, so when you hire someone to watch them, you expect them to do the same. Entrusting your children to a babysitter’s care means trusting them to, at the very least, keeping them safe. Sure, you hope all of your babysitters are as magical as Mary Poppins. But even […]

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Teaching Your Child The Safety Ropes To Gain Independence

Parenting tips for teaching life skills by age, from toddlers to teenagers Are your kids equipped to make the right decisions when you aren’t with them? Do your kids know what to do in case of an emergency? Raising street smart kids who can react to what’s going on around them will improve their chances […]

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3 Reasons to Consider Installing a Pet Camera

Think pet cameras are a frivolous expense? Think again. If you’ve got a furry friend at home, these systems offer multiple benefits for both you and your pet. Here are three great reasons to consider installing a pet camera. 

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The Unexpected Benefits of Medical Alert Systems

When you hear the term “medical alert system”, what do you think of? If you’re like most, you picture an elderly person at home with a button draped around their neck. Though medical alert systems are most closely associated with senior citizens, they’re a powerful tool for a variety of ages and medical conditions. Here […]

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Enjoy Safe Travels With These Expert Vacation Safety Tips

To compile this guide, we consulted safety expert Kevin Coffey, a career detective with extensive firsthand knowledge of travelers’ travails. During his decades-long tenure in the Los Angeles Police Department, he was a highly decorated officer who founded the Crimes Against Travelers Investigation Detail. Beyond speaking with Safety.com, he’s appeared on or been featured in […]

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Uber & Lyft Safety Tips That You Haven’t Already Heard

Is It Safe To User Uber & Lyft in 2019? There’s no unified source of data detailing the exact rate or nature of accidents and crimes that occur during rideshares, but nearly all of us have heard (or lived) news stories, personal anecdotes, and statistics that attest to danger, criminal activity or accidents that arise […]

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Top 5 “In Case of Emergency” Apps

Modern apps are more than just useful or fun enhancements for your mobile phone. In fact, some are nothing short of life-saving. Whether you or a loved are experiencing a sudden medical emergency or find yourself in an unsafe situation, these applications have been specially developed to make sure that help will quickly be on […]

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Ask An Expert: How Do You Prevent Childhood Drownings?

  Why Do You Need To Know About Drowning Prevention? Drowning is one of the leading causes of childhood deaths. In children under the age of four, only birth defects claim more lives. In accidental deaths of children under the age of 15, it’s second only to car accidents. We share these sobering statistics because […]

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How to Keep Pools Safe & Childproof

May is National Water Safety Month and the start of prime pool season It’s the right time to brush up on how to childproof your pool, maintain a safe swimming environment and ward off tragic accidents. Pools are meant to be enjoyed, so take these steps to keep them safe and fun. To better understand […]

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Best Kids Search Engines To Ensure Safety Online

3 Safest Kids Search Engines 1. Kiddle Kiddle.co is self-described as a “safe visual search engine for kids” that was created by Google. Basically, Kiddle functions similarly to Google and presents the same relevant content and resources. However, it has a safe search filter that enables parents and educators to feel confident that kids won’t […]

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Ask The Experts: When Is It OK To Leave Your Child Home Alone?

Is it legal to leave your child alone? First and foremost, let’s address what the law says. For the most part, the legality of leaving your child home alone must be determined on a case-by-case basis. “Only three states currently have laws regarding a minimum age for leaving a child home alone, including Illinois, 14 […]

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The Student’s Guide to Scholarship Application Safety

Table of Contents What is a scholarship? 7 common scholarship scams Ask these questions before you apply Warning signs of a scholarship scam Where do legitimate scholarships come from? Searching for scholarships online What information do scholarships request? Using the FAFSA to securely share information What if a scholarship asks for financial information Sharing grades […]

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Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies and Newborns

While babies may not remember gifts, there are many amazing gifts that parents and babies can enjoy together.

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10 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Teenagers

Bluetooth technology, voice control, and shareability are some of the unique features you’ll find with these best Christmas gifts for teens in 2019.

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15 Best Christmas Gifts for Tweens in 2020

A variety of gift ideas that should satisfy even the pickiest tween.

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