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Safety Tips

Tips For Keeping Your Children and Aging Loved Ones Safe

As a parent, one of the main questions you ask is, “are my children safe?” Then, as we age, and we become caregivers for our parents, our focus shifts on keeping them safe and helping them to age in place. It’s a never-ending cycle of caring for and being concerned about the safety of those we love most.

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How Reliable Is 911?

In 1968, 9-1-1 became the national emergency number for the United States though it did not become widely known or used until the 1970s, even into the ‘80’s. The 911 system was designed for landline telephones but landline phones are not in use as they were decades ago. With many households canceling their landline systems in favor of a cell phone, the accuracy and effectiveness of 911 comes into question.

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Create a Emergency Kit

Being prepared for an emergency involves a lot of things such as a list of important phone numbers, extra food, flashlights and batteries and more.  Whether you’re preparing for an emergency such as a tornado, a hurricane or for winter storms, having a plan is important.

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Safety Tips for Real Estate Agents

Believe it or not, real estate agents face many dangers in their profession. Private showings, listing appointments, hosting open houses, among others, are routine duties for a real estate agent and often involve one-on-one interaction with complete strangers. Crimes against realtors are referred to by a 2011 Realtor.org article as “crimes of opportunity”. They are targeted not only because of the valuable items they carry such as a cell phone, purse or wallet, but also because they drive up in a car and often show up alone.

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Tech Savvy Gifts For Caregivers And Seniors

The holidays are fast approaching and that means you may be making your shopping list and are wondering what to get the senior or caregiver in your life. From easy-to-operate computers that allow the seniors in your life to stay in touch via email or video chat to a personal medical alert device system, there are many unique items on the market that could be ideal this gift giving season.

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Safety While Away At College

When your child goes away to college, parents naturally worry. It could be the first time their child has been away from home and it’s a cause for concern for everyone. As a parent, there are many ways to keep your child safe while he or she is on campus, or even if they’re traveling for a summer internship or moving somewhere to take a job.

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Safety Tips for People Working Alone

Do you ever get the creeps working by yourself late at night, or when you’re the last one to leave the office? That fear is legitimate, as you truly don’t know what or who is out there, and what they’re motivation might be to harm you. Be sure to follow the below safety tips while working alone so you don’t become a statistic.

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Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe at School

Let’s face it –school is terrifying in more ways than one. As you drop your child off day after day, nervous thoughts race through your mind, aside from whether or not your kid will make friends. These thoughts are normal as it seems as though violence has only increased throughout schools as well as the country. Here are a few school safety tips to keep your child safe and give you more piece of mind.

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Halloween Safety Tips For Your Youngsters

Soon the goblins, ghosts, princesses and superheroes will be knocking at your door. If you have children you know that you will be involved in the fun of trick-or-treating as well. Along with Halloween comes the back of the mind worry that many parents have of, “how can I keep my children safe?”

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Personal Safety For Those Working The Night Shift

There are occasions when it doesn’t matter if you work in the “safest neighborhood” in the country - you just get a little worried if you have to walk to your car by yourself in the dark. If this is something that you’re faced with, there are steps you can take and technologies you can invest in that can help to improve your safety regardless of the hour.

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