Check the back seat when heading back to school

More children get left in cars during back-to-school season GMC has announced a new vehicle feature to help prevent caregivers from accidentally leaving children in cars, which can be a fatal mistake in hot weather. GMC’s “Rear Seat Reminder” is an industry-first technology intended to help remind the driver to look in the rear seat…

How to keep kids safe, during the most dangerous time of the day

A Krav Maga black belt offers parents and kids advice on staying safe and self defense Unsupervised times when children wait for the school bus or walk to and from school are great opportunities for children to experience limited independence, but this is also the prime time for bullies and other predators,  which is why…

Ways to talk to kids about sexual abuse

Sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. However, research done by the Crimes Against Children Research Center showed that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. These children who are the victims of prolonged sexual abuse usually…

Change your clock, check your smoke alarm

Today at 2 am clocks rolled back one hour to observe daylight savings time, which is also when safety experts recommend you check and change batteries on home smoke and CO detectors. Taking a few minutes to swap out batteries could save your family’s life.  Most 9 volt batteries, which are the most commonly used…