If you have a daughter in high school or college, you've almost certainly warned her a hundred or so times to NEVER put down her drink or leave it unattended.
That's because the problem with date rape drugs like GHB and ketamine is that they're odorless, colorless and tasteless. So if something gets slipped into a drink, the victim probably wouldn't realize until it's too late.
Enter DrinkSavvy - a new startup that hopes to fight sexual assault by alerting people to what might be in their cup.
Today’s headlines: “Fourth victim accuses Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of sexual abuse,” “West Palm Beach area man accused of molesting his disabled step daughter,” “Mom and boyfriend charged with child abuse,” and “Prominent Hasidic counselor was convicted yesterday of sexually abusing a young girl.”
Yikes! Is a classic bit of birthday fun ending in too many bumps, bruises and broken bones?
The number of kids hurt while using inflatable bounce houses and moonwalks has risen dramatically since 1995, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.
Researchers found that the injury rate has risen a staggering 1,500% in the past 15 years.
Between 1995 and 2010, nearly 65,000 children were treated for bounce house related injuries, with the years between 2008 and 2010 seeing a doubling of the injury rate.
By Desire Washington
“She wasn't going to make it. Sally was running late again and she hated seeing the look on her daughter Olivia's eyes, as her daughter was forced to wait. Where had Sally's day gone? An early morning PTA meeting? Done. Chores? Done. She’d revised the budget. Perhaps, it was the afternoon nap?
Penn State took its first proactive public step in the healing process since the Sandusky sex abuse scandal broke a year ago and held a 2 day Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Conference.
With Halloween approaching, parents are mindful of how to keep their kids safe on the most ghoulish of nights.
As child safety experts, we're sure a blog about safety on Halloween isn't surprising, but we promise this won’t be a long boring blog… Just a short one to give you a few tips to make it a safe and fun evening for all.
Did you know that car crashes are the number one killer of children under 12 in the United States? That's a pretty scary statistic.
This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and we want to encourage parents everywhere to make sure their little ones are safe.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), "The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way."
Saturday’s 2nd Annual Red CARpet Event in Beverly Hills turned celebrity parents into spokespeople for the importance of child passenger safety.
In light of all the news stories surfacing about child sexual abuse, we feel that teachers ought be prepared. Unfortunately, teachers do not have the power to protect their students as well as we would like.
It would be nice if teachers could be provided with more complete training in sexual abuse prevention so they would at least be armed with the knowledge to keep our children safe.
I’m embarrassed to ask that…what will they think of me?
This is what many parents tell us when we discuss the importance of asking “safety questions” of another parent/friend /adult before sending their kids to a play date, sleep over, or off to sports practice.