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New Program to Teach Parents Internet Safety

Donna Rice Hughes informs parents about Internet safety. Credit: Enough Is Enough
Hope Witsell committed suicide, becoming the nation's second death clearly linked to "sexting." Last June, Witsell, 13, photographed her breasts and forwarded ...

Pregnant Women Say They're Often Exposed to Workplace Hazards

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A new study of working women in Spain reports that 62 percent say they are frequently exposed to some physical risk in their place of work: noise, high temperatures or humidity, vibrations or radiation and electromagnetic fie...

Recall: All Roman Shades, Roll-Up Blinds

Roman shades (left) and roll-up blinds (right) pose strangulation hazard. Credit: CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) have announced an industry-wide voluntary recall to repair ALL...

Co-Sleeping: Is it Right for You?

Co-sleeping occurs when parents and children share the same bed. This has become popular among parents who practice attachment parenting, a parenting style advocated by William Sears, M.D. Opponents of co-sleeping say the practice interferes with ...

Breathable Crib Bumpers - Are They Safe?

Suffocation while sleeping is a huge risk for infants, but choosing the correct baby bedding can help. Professional organizations, like the American Academy of Pediatrics, have set standards to help reduce the rate of infant deaths caused suffocation...

Safety First: Keeping Kids Healthy

The term "safety first" means that being safe is the first priority when performing a task. Freedom from danger, risk or injury is foremost in whatever activity is being executed. In order to insure "safety first," one must know basic safety rules...

Internet Safety

How can you be sure that your child is safe on the Internet? It can be easy if you set the following Internet safety guidelines with your kids. Among our top ways to stay safe. Remind your kids to: 1. Be careful with strangers on the Internet. ...

Parent Portal: CDC Resource Center

Parent Portal is a site created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide information on keeping children healthy and safe. If your kid has the sniffles and you are wondering if it's swine flu or a just a common cold, the Parent Po...

Would You Let Your Child Walk to School Alone?

Fears of child abduction and other dangers stop parents from allowing kids to walk to school alone. Credit: Comstock Letting your child walk to school alone or wait by herself at the bus stop has become a radical act, thanks to a culture awas...

Bathtub Injuries - 43,000 Tots Treated Each Year

Toddlers get hurt falling down in the bathtub. Photo: sxc.hu
Babyproofers beware: Drowning isn't the only hazard to be aware of in the bathtub -- 43,000 kids a year are treated in emergency rooms after slipping or falling an a tub or shower. A...

Swim Goggles Too Dangerous For Kids?

Childhood gets more dangerous every day. Image: sxc.hu
Just when you thought it was safe to jump into the water, a UK school has decided otherwise. Officials at St. Sidwells Primary school have banned students from wearing swim goggles in the poo...

Avoid the Emergency Room - Put Safety First on the Fourth

For years I dreaded sunset on the Fourth of July. You see, after a day of fun and good food with family and friends, when our three boys pulled out their arsenal of fireworks they'd purchased at a roadside stand (are all boys pyromaniacs?) my stres...

Letting Kids Roam Alone - Would You?

Kids are wandering around their neighborhood on their own. Everybody panic! Lenore Skenazy, author of the book Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts With Worry, recently shared the tale of an independent child,...

Playground Slide So Dangerous It Has a Security Guard

There are many adults who believe that today's kids are being ruined by a society striving to protect them from every conceivable danger. In the name of safety, schools have banned tag, cartwheels, and butter knives. Parents hover over their children...

New Law May Eviscerate Libraries

What if you walked into your local public library and there were no books for kids? Or, worse yet, what if your children simply weren't allowed in the library? I don't know about you, but the public library was an integral part of my childhood. We're...

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