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Too Much Supervision Is Hurting Our Kids

Today's Mama | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

Don't you remember how you used to disappear with your friends for hours at a time? Exploring, building, hiding, playing, making up songs and dances, fighting, tossing a ball, always playing in the street, coming up with strict hierarchical kid societies, disappearing into nature?

5 Things Tomorrow's Parents Will Do Differently

Hilary Wilce | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

We'll remember that bringing up children is something that generations of adults have done before us without too much fuss or bother and we'll rediscover that kids, when left alone, have amazing abilities to learn and grow.

Kidnapping's 3 Stages: Lure, Induction, Captivity

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

As a security and safety expert, I often lecture about all the facets of a kidnapping. There are three basic stages or phases of the kidnapping experi...

We Are for the Child and the Social Worker

Michael Piraino | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Michael Piraino

March is National Social Work Month. It's a good time to honor this profession that takes on such an important and difficult task.

So You're Ready for a Baby... Is Your Apartment?

Laura McHolm | Posted 03.07.2014 | Parents
Laura McHolm

Here's a checklist for all you parents, grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles and friends who have little ones moving about your home.

5 Tips to Keep Children Safe From Predators

Mommy Nearest | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Not every child abduction can be prevented. There are, however, ways to help keep your child safer. Here are five tips to ensure safer practices with your children.

Amber Alert GPS: Say Hello to Smart Affordable Child Locators

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

The AmberAlert GPS, is "The Intelligent Way to Keep Families Connected and Safe", today unveiled an infographic that explains how Smart Locators mak...

Find missing kids with SafetyLink

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

Find your lost car keys, smartphone and abducted child. Yes, you read that correctly: There’s now a device that can locate your missing child (o...

How Fear Governs Our Work with Students and What to Do

Tim Elmore | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

If you ask the average parent or teacher about school safety these days, their reply would most likely indicate how fearful they are. It's easy to conclude school has never been a more dangerous place. I mean, it's true, isn't it?

The Promise of the Yellow School Bus

Pam Allyn | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Pam Allyn

To begin to tell a new story about who we are and how we respond to such tragedy, we have to all be willing to see that there are nuances, contrasts and multiple perspectives on every subject. This won't happen overnight.

Internet Governance Forum Tackles Child Protection vs. Child Rights

Larry Magid | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

My personal approach to child safety is to start by assuming that "the kids are all right" and -- as a default -- treat children and teens respectfully by providing them with the tools and information they need to protect themselves and respect others.

Witness to a Theft: Thoughts on Simple Proactivism

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Kimann Schultz

However safe we feel in our most familiar environments, we must be vigilant and simply aware of who is present in our immediate area.

Home Alone After School: Is Your Child Ready?

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Parents need to be sure their children have the skills and maturity to handle being alone safely, as well as be aware of the laws in their state regarding this issue. Being trusted to stay home alone can be a positive experience for a child who is mature and well-prepared.

The Top 5 Reminders You Really Should Give Your Babysitter

Lynn Perkins | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Think of these friendly reminders as part of your back-to-school plan to get organized, on track and ready to roll for the new year.

5 Things Parents Should Know About COPPA

Tara Settembre | Posted 11.24.2013 | Parents
Tara Settembre

Do you have a child that uses the Internet or plays with an app on your phone or tablet? Unless you live in Mad Men times, you've probably answered "yes" to these questions. Then, you should have heard about COPPA, right? As a new parent, I didn't until recently.

Another Team of Heroes for Kids

Kate Carr | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Kate Carr

With quiet competence and courage, never having confronted this kind of horror before, Antoinette started talking to the young man, and surprisingly, he started talking back.

Are Our School Buildings Harming Our Students?

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Claire L. Barnett

Today, clear and convincing research shows that improving specific factors such as school indoor environmental quality improves attendance, academic performance, and productivity.

The Law That Put Consumers First at the CPSC

Inez Moore Tenenbaum | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Inez Moore Tenenbaum

Congress recognized that consumer confidence would increase if certain key safety standards were made mandatory, instead of being voluntary. The result: all of the nation's toy standards are mandatory.

Female Athletes Up to 8 Times More Likely to Have ACL Injuries -- This Video Can Help

Kate Carr | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kate Carr

Female athletes are eight times more likely to have ACL injuries than male athletes. There are plenty of theories for this discrepancy ranging from physical differences to hormone levels. Either way, there are stretches and exercises all athletes can do to help prevent these injuries.

Ode to Kiddie Leashes

Rob Sachs | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
Rob Sachs

Twas a fortnight ago in my van-a-mini/I became witness to a modern day pity/A spunky, young, vivacious lad/Tethered to his woesome dad/To my wife I groaned out a "Sheesh!"/"Look at that kid! He's sportin' a leash!"

WATCH: Child Trafficking Survivor Shares Her Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.31.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Earlier this week, the FBI announced the recovery of more than 100 victims of child sex trafficking and the arrests of 150 pimps during a three-day na...

What I'm Doing to Limit the Risk of Your Child Growing Up Without You

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

I am a (relatively) safe person. I don't smoke (anymore), binge drink (anymore) or do lots of drugs (you get the point). I do all that I can to safeguard our future, except the one thing that would stop putting it at risk 365 days a year.

4 Tips to Keep Your Kids from Swallowing Button Batteries

Kate Carr | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Kate Carr

The biggest risk in swallowing these button batteries isn't choking, as many people might suspect. It's burning.

Children? They Are Not Tourist Attractions

VANN Khemreth | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
VANN Khemreth

Children are not commodities, and deserve to have their rights and privacy respected.

My Husband Saved His Life

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 09.14.2013 | Parents
Brittany Gibbons

Aside from my tear-filled "thank you," in the center of the restaurant, we haven't spoken since 12:05 p.m. Eastern Time. And I only know that because in my clenched hand is my iPhone, still showing the recent call history of 911.