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Be Safe All Around

17 Jun

SafeBee’s mission, simply put, is to make the world a safer place. This site offers articles, tools and advice to provide information to protect yourself, your family, your home, your pets, your money and your personal data from everyday — and unexpected — threats and hazards so you can live a happier, healthier, more secure life. The website is authored by UL, the leading developer of safety certification standards and a leader in safety education.

Find out what bit you, how to tell if an egg is bad, 13 health symptoms dog owners should never ignore, when you should or shouldn’t call 911, how to tell if chicken is bad, if your kids shoes are hurting their feet, the truth about cracking your neck and if yorgurt goes bad.

http://www.safebee.com/

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Guide to Keeping Your Kids Safe

21 Feb

As a parent, do you know how to prevent injury? Explore what steps to take in an emergency if your child gets an injury falling on a bike to overexposure to the sun. The site provides the steps that parents should take in case of emergency and ways to minimize risk for themselves and their children.

What you can learn:

  • Bikes
  • Cars
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Playgrounds
  • Sun
  • Ticks

https://www.aclsmedicaltraining.com/parent-new-medical-profession/

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Where Do You Dispose of a Car Seat?

18 Dec

Do you live in the Cleveland, Ohio area and have an old car seat you need to dispose of? Car seats have expiration dates and they only last a few years. Instead of throwing it out, have you considered recycling it? If so, here are some car seat locations in the Northeast Ohio area.

http://www.injurypreventioncenter.com/programs/car-seat-recycling-location

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Winter Swimming Safety Tips

9 Dec

Do you know how to survive in rough water conditions? Watch this tragic story about a man who lived to tell about a life changing swimming accident. If you are drowning, you need to flip, float & follow. Flip over on your back, float to keep your head above water and follow the current.  

Because I Said I Would is a nonprofit organization that gives you the tools to keep your promises and make a difference in the world. It’s nonprofits like this that LHTT supports and wants to help.

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Keep Your Kids Safe On The Road

17 Apr

Are your kids car seats setup correctly? If you need help check out AAA’s Safe Seats 4 Kids as the go-to resource on child passenger safety. On the site, you will find helpful tips on proper car seat selection and installation, which are important in keeping kids safe while traveling in vehicles. It features expert advice, recall information, how-to videos, state law information, fun activities for kids from Fancy Nancy and Flat Stanley, and more!

http://safeseats4kids.aaa.com/

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Kids Watch Software Helps Limit Computer Time

16 Aug

Do you need a way to keep track of and limit what your kids do on your computer? The site sayds, “KidsWatch parental control software is your fastest and easiest solution to safeguard your children’s’ Internet experience and maximize the efficiency of the time they spend on the computer. Set computer usage time limits, by child, ensuring homework is a priority.” I tried it out recently and it work fairly well. There are two different versions, one that limits time and the other that can also restrict what your kids do on the computer. It’s only good on a PC and your purchase requires an annual renewal. I am fan of buying software once, but perhaps I’m just old school.

Kids Watch can limit:

  • Internet chats, including Instant messaging
  • YouTube, Facebook and Instagram Web Visits
  • Online Gaming and Gaming Software Downloads
  • Music Downloads

http://kidswatch.com/

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TV Boss – Ratings Information

12 Apr

Do you know the parental TV ratings? Each time a TV show begins the symbol flashes in the corner to help you to determine if a program is suitable for your child. Below are the current TV ratings. Also below are a few tips from the website regarding curbing your TV viewing habits.

TV Ratings

  • TY-Y – All Children
  • TV-Y7 – Directed to Older Children
  • TV-Y7-FV – Directed to Older Children
  • TV-G – General Audience
  • TV-PG – Parental Guidance Suggested
  • TV-14 – Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • TV-MA – Mature Audience Only

Household TV Viewing Habits

  • Lay the Groundwork
  • Choose Age-Appropiate Programs
  • Watch TV Together
  • Teach Responsible Viewing
  • Be a Good Role Model

http://www.thetvboss.org/

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LinkedIn Safety

29 Sep

I found this informative video that LinkedIn posted regarding safety on their social network. As Leading Hands Through Technology has repeatedly stressed, the best way to use social media is to continually monitor your digital footprint. LinkedIn is referred to as the business professionals network and as the go-to resource for career building. My rule of thumb is to only connect with people that I have personally met or exchanged a business card.

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Tile App

21 Sep

Never lose anything again. The site says, “Just attach, stick or drop your Tile into any item you might lose: laptops, wallets, keys, guitars, bikes—you name it. Then get on with the fun.” You can pre-order you Tile now for $18.95 USD.

Tile App

  • Tiles last one year
  • Emits a sound so you can hear it
  • Saves last GPS location of tile
  • No batteries needed

How will this work with people privacy? Are you concerned? Will you buy this app?

http://www.thetileapp.com/

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How Secure Is Your Smartphone?

29 Jun

In a recent study by NQ, your smartphone could be at risk from a malware infection. According to the study, 58% of young smartphone users from the ages of 13 to 17 have been attacked from 2011 to 2012. The study highlights the top four ways your phone can be attacked: VDloader, DDSpy, Fireleaker or DyPusher.

  • VDloader is a malware that is run as a client on an Android device and then requested interaction with a remote server. Generally you get infected via a text message, so be on the look for suspicious texts.
  • FireLeaker is malware was disguised as a widget and hidden from view but
  • could collect device specific information. You can get this via clicking on a link by browsing or in a text message.
  • DDSpy is disguised itself as Gmail and ran silently in the background. It showed no icon and hid itself in the app list, communicating with its command and control server via SMS. This was discovered as a client-side Trojan malware.
  • DyPusher is capable of uploading device specific information as well as dynamically downloading files and apps without the user’s consent, thereby causing loss of privacy and potential bill shock.

Install security apps on your phone to detect malware – Android and iPhone.

The Mobile Data Security Study
http://www.nq.com/2012_NQ_Mobile_Security_Report.pdf

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