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Child Safety

Protect Your Young Ones With These 4 Simple Rules of Sun Protection

Dr. Patricia Wexler | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Wexler

A baby's delicate skin is particularly vulnerable in the summer, and cumulative sun damage starts on day one. No pressure, parents and grandparents!

A New iPhone Feature Can Save Children's Lives

Eli Lebowitz | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology
Eli Lebowitz

Approximately 40 children die each year from heat stroke after being left in cars by distracted, absentminded or careless parents. And that is in the U.S. alone.

Wanting The Best For Our Children

Ricky Martin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Ricky Martin

As a father, I want my children to be safe from harm, and I want that very same thing for their children. We owe it to them -- and we owe it to our families.

The Failure of Sex Offender Policy

Paul Heroux | Posted 06.08.2015 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Preventing sex offender crimes is an important aspect of public safety that I believe every politician takes seriously. Unfortunately, not every politician is a criminologist and as such does not have an evidence-based frame of reference from which to approach this issue.

The Disappearing Sex Offender

Paul Heroux | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime
Paul Heroux

As a legislator, one of the biggest concerns I have is public safety. Keeping the public safe from the many dangers that are prevalent in today's society is a challenge. One area of work I have spent a great deal of time on is keeping children safe from sex abuse.

9 Ways To Keep Your Teen Safe From Muggers

Sarah Maizes | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Sarah Maizes

As parents, all we want is a safe haven for our family and we try to find it. But whether it's in a quiet suburb or a big city, all of these places have one thing in common: They're in America. And Americans have guns.

Why You Don't Need To Freak Out About That Kidnapping Video

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents

A video about kidnapping from YouTube prankster Joey Saladino aka JoeySalads has been making the Internet rounds and leaving a wave of terrified paren...

Protecting Society's Most Vulnerable: Our Children

Dr. Olga Popova | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Dr. Olga Popova

Now, during World Immunization Week, as we celebrate the exceptional commitment of mothers worldwide to protect their children, let us also view this as a rallying call. With 1.5 million deaths each year from vaccine-preventable diseases, there is still much work to be done.

Children's Greatest Need: Protection

Anne Goddard | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Anne Goddard

I've been on the front lines of tending to and advocating for the needs of children for more than 30 years. In countless countries around the world, I've held newborns struggling to make it through the day. I've looked into the innocent eyes of toddlers abandoned by the people who should have loved them most.

Background Checks... Don't Be So Sure

Fred Engh | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Fred Engh

Whatever we can do to prevent child abusers from abusing children in organized sports, I'm all for. Throughout the last several years, the phrase "background checks" has been floating around as if it's a panacea for making sure youth sports leagues are doing the right thing.

Safe Gun Storage Saves Lives

John Rosenthal | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John Rosenthal

A simple $5 trigger lock can save a life. Keep your gun locked and unloaded unless it's in your direct control, the cost is just too high to do otherwise.

A Mom, Her Baby, His Car Seat, and The Day They Changed My Life

Amy Nielson | Posted 04.25.2015 | Parents
Amy Nielson

Don't get me wrong. I am a faithful car seat user, but I do own to some bitterness about it. I would be lying if I said there weren't times I wanted to drive to the nearest Good Will, pull all of the car seats from the car, drop them off and be done with it. Then, a few months ago, something happened that forever changed my attitude about car seats.

Get Your Safety Freak On

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Everyone thinks their parents grew up in the Stone Age but most kids today would be shocked if they knew the details of how their parents were raised. It's amazing any of us survived childhood after drinking water out of the kitchen faucet, the garden hose and the local pond.

Top 10 Nanny State Fails of 2014

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Lenore Skenazy

South Carolina single mom Debra Harrell allowed her daughter to play at a popular park for three days this summer. This was after the girl's laptop was stolen and she didn't want to just sit at mom's job -- McDonald's -- all day. A "Good Samaritan" saw the girl unsupervised and called 911.

Snow Sledding Tips to Avoid Landing in the E.R.

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Sledding is a fun winter tradition, as long as you put your child's safety first. Follow these tips so you can worry less about injuries and have a good time over the holidays.

Why Horseplay Is Vital For Your Kids

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Situational safety has its place. Being chronically concerned about children's safety does not. Children will get hurt.

My Daughter Almost Drowned Today, So We Kept Swimming

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I wanted to blanket her with kisses, and walk her far, far away from the hostile sea. Instead, after she calmed down a little, while she was still sniffling and clingy, I took her hand, and we walked back to the water's edge.

Anonymity Is Part of Humanity

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Hemanshu Nigam

So, what's hot? Apps based on anonymity, where kids and adults can explore questions that can be asked or answered anonymously, are rising in popularity.

Do You Want To Go Jail? Let Your Kids Play Outside

Toni Nagy | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Of course we need to protect our children, but that also means helping them learn how to protect themselves. A generation of kids who has never once felt the autonomy of making their own decisions will potentially grow up to be a generation of very insecure adults.

How To Keep Your Children Safe from Injury? Focus On What You Can Control

Brian Beltz | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Brian Beltz

As parents, we play a vital role in keeping our children safe from harm and it is our duty to take whatever steps are necessary to do so.

National Heatstroke Prevention Day: Safety and Prevention Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Dorit Sasson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Dorit Sasson

One can only hope that by creating National Heatstroke Prevention Day, there'll be more public awareness to the growing danger of leaving a child unattended in a heated vehicle.

Why Taking My Child to a Restaurant Is a Safety Issue

Lauren Jackman | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Lauren Jackman

I'm not the kind of person to kick up a fuss, I am happy to wait longer than normal for a meal, and I rarely tell the waiter that a coffee is cold or bitter. But if there is potential for a child to be scolded by boiling hot water, than I'm going to speak up.

Dad Locks Himself In Hot Car To Send Life-Or-Death Message

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents

After seeing one alarming headline after another declaring that an infant or toddler had died after being left alone in a hot car, one North Carolina ...

Sunne's Gift's: 10 Reasons Why All Little Black Girls Should Rock Natural Hair

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

I have a four year-old and a one year-old and I can't imagine putting a relaxer in their hair because, like most kids their ages, they are busy-bodies. My mother relaxed my hair when I was four years old and my sister got her first relaxer when she was three. It really boggles my mind now.

I'm Glad My Son Ate Cat Poop

Dr. Jessica Michaelson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jessica Michaelson

The remainder of the turd -- or the part that had drooled out of his mouth as he savored his current mouthful -- was next to him, and undeniably, it was poop.