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Girl Let Off a Wrong Bus Stop NOT Molested and Left For Dead

It happens every so often at the beginning of the school year and this September was no exception. The Daily Item in Sunbury, Pa., reports that, sadly, a 7-year-old was let off at the wrong bus stop the other day, even after she told the bus driver...It happens every once in a while at the beginning of the school year and this September was no exception. The Daily Item in Sunbury, Pa., reports that, sadly, a 7-year-old was let off at the wrong bus stop the other day, even after she told the bus driver it was not where she was supposed to get off. It was, instead, four blocks from her house.

Let Adults Hang Out at the Playground (Even if They Don't Have Kids)

What would you do if you saw a man hanging around the playground and he didn't have any kids there? Well, soon that question may be moot. Miami Beach is just the latest locality considering legislation that would make 19 playgrounds "children's...

'Don't Talk to Strangers' is Dangerous Advice

Want to keep your children safe? Teach them to talk to strangers. Oh, sure, that's easy for me to say -- Ms. Free-Range Kids. But it's not just me. "We have been trying to debunk the myth of stranger danger," says Ernie Allen. He's the head of...

Can a Mom Leave Her Kid Alone at the Library for Three Minutes?

The mother was at the library with her 5-year-old, the library where they go every week, in Rochester, New York. So why did this Terrible Parenting Moment have to happen? They had only a few minutes before they had to leave to pick up Daughter...

Batman Toy Dangerous? Really? Because Of Its Ears?!

Why are we so obsessed with a Santa sack full of danger? Toys are not manufactured by evil trolls in the mountains of Mattel to explode on contact, or poison the pretties, or break off into chewable, chokeable chunks. And yet every Christmas...

Is Your Child Safe? Take This Quiz to Find Out

June is National Safety Month, Mom. Are your children safe? Although you can't control everything that happens, there are lots of things you can do to prepare your children for emergency and make your home and yard safe for play this summer. Take...

Five dangerous things

Gever Tulley is a software engineer by trade, but what has really gotten him noticed is being the co-founder of the Tinkering School, a week-long camp that puts power tools in the hands of second-graders. He has also participated in TED University...

Don't forget to say goodbye

Every morning, Kevin Roy would say goodbye to his one-year-old son Koby and give him a kiss. Yesterday, however, he forgot. Worried that that might just be the day that something happened, Roy pulled back into his driveway to make sure he said...

Just say no

Everything I've read and heard and been told has strongly advised me to NOT say "no" to my child. Pediatricians, child psychologists, the Internet--you name it, these folks all say no to "no." My husband and I joke about this constantly because...

7-year-old girl chases armed robber

Apparently, 7-year-old Alisha works at a convenience store in Reidsville, North Carolina. Well, her mother works there and I guess Alisha was just hanging out when a robber came in. She says this robber had a shirt over his face and began to push...

Illegal fireworks take out teen's hand

I hate to say I told you so but... I told you so. As did the CPSC, the police, and just about everyone else. Someone, however, didn't listen. They tossed some sort of firecracker -- likely an M-80, which is basically a quarter stick of dynamite --...

Deadly trend: abusing inhalants

It seems that the list of potential dangers to our children keeps growing on a daily basis. I'll admit, this is one issue that I hadn't given any thought to until I picked up the most recent copy of Family Circle magazine. According to them, sniffing...

Let's stop being scared

The bogeyman is out there, waiting to snatch your child at random. Or, at least, this was the message from my television last night, as I watched a random legal drama in which a generically cute little girl is whisked away from the playground by a...

Teaching your kids how to call 9-1-1

It could be that one of the most important lessons you ever teach your child is just how exactly they should call an emergency number. Knowing just when they should pick up the phone to reach out for help is a vital lesson. Following is a short list...

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