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Guelph University students taught social media safety

angi-robertsStudents on the football team at the University of Guelph will take a social media safety seminar on Thursday, in an effort to show them that there can be serious implications of their online behaviour.

And even though students entering university have grown up with digital communication tools and technology, University of Guelph manager of information services in recruitment and admissions, Angi Roberts, sums up the session as a must-do: “It’s almost like the new sex talk,” she said.

Roberts said that although young people are so-called ‘digital-natives’ and have grown up surrounded by social media, they’ve learned about it from peers and not anyone with some adult experience or expertise.

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State-level kids safety campaign launched

RohaniKUCHING: Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim launched the state-level ‘Kanak-kanak Sahabat Bijak: Safe and Protect’ campaign at SK Siol Kanan here yesterday.

The campaign aimed to address children’s safety issues by creating awareness among young children of the need for them to stay out of harm’s way.

The campaign is a collaboration among the police, Education Department, National Population and Family Development Board, Health Department, Fire and Rescue Department, Road Safety Department, National Anti-Drug Agency (Agensi Antidadah Kebangsaan) and several other government agencies and corporate bodies.

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Follow These Safety Tips When Posting Your Children’s School Photos Online

8584321_GOKLAHOMA CITY –You’ve probably noticed in your Facebook feed, pictures of kids dressed in brand new clothes and backpacks and off to the first day of school. But before you upload or email those photos, you may want to leave a number of details out.

First, never disclose your child’s school. Take several photos of them for sentimental value but the one you post on any social media should not have the school’s name nor their teacher’s name. Even if you have strict privacy settings or you’re only sharing it with family or close friends, you don’t always know who others are connected with online and someone determined to find a child would have key information to track them down.

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Water safety: Don’t forget to talk with teens

55ce47469c662.imageWhen we think of drowning prevention, we often think of toddlers. Rightfully so — toddlers make up the largest group of drowning victims here in Arizona. But the second-place spot for drowning might surprise you: teens.

Everyone agrees that parenting teens is tricky. New freedoms like driving, travelling, and jobs can make them look and feel very adult. Parents of teens know that their sons and daughters are still growing on the inside, even if they’re taller and bigger than us on the outside.

This creates an almost daily push-pull relationship. They might want us to show them how to order shoes online, but they certainly don’t want us reminding them to be careful about sharing private information on Snapchat.

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SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY TIPS: Think Safe, Drive Safe and Be Safe

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As our kids get ready to head back to school our Crime Prevention Unit and BCSO Media Production Team did a remake of a great “School Zone Safety” video to remind everyone about how important it is to always drive safely and especially to drive safely in a School Zone.

Please remember to “Think Safe, Drive Safe and Be Safe” As always thank you for watching our Crime Prevention Message and for sharing this important safety message with your family and friends.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades.

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Better Business Bureau offers online safety tips for children

6258892_GBetter Business Bureau Serving Acadiana is offering tips to keep children safe online through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

During the summer months, kids often have extra time to spend online with their computers and mobile devices.

This increased screen time provides many benefits for kids, but there are also increased risks that include cyber bullying, cyber child predators, inappropriate violent or sexual material and other threats.

Parents and guardians can help protect children by creating an open environment where children feel comfortable talking to their parents about what they see and do online.

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Safety Town brings important message to kids

55b1538521074.imageWhat would you do if…?

That question was posed in a variety of ways and for a range of topics this week as part of the annual Safety Town program held at Hocking College.

Nearly three dozen kids age 4-6 took part in the four-day program which taught them about safety in situations ranging from riding a bicycle and playing on the playground to animals and poison safety.

What would you do if a stranger knocked on your door or tried to get you to go with them? What would you do if you saw a gun?

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Mobile Device Safety for Children

child-mobile-safetySummertime is great reminder of just how amazing mobile devices are when it comes to keeping children busy. Having grown up in an era of connected technology and the internet, kids these days know how to use technology like the back of their hand, and more often than not, better than their parents. With the constant exposure and access to information technology provides, it’s important to remember to ensure our youngest generation is protected and safe. Here are some mobile device safety tips that’ll make the most out of a child’s electronic playtime in the safest manner possible.

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Ikea safety alert after two children killed by falling chests of drawers

2725Safety watchdogs have warned of the dangers of Ikea chests of drawers and wardrobes after two children were killed when they fell on to them.

The US consumer product safety commission says consumers should stop using Ikea’s wardrobes and chests of drawers for children unless they are secured to a wall.

The Swedish furniture giant is offering a free kit to help consumers do that. The kit will be available to consumers who bought 27m of the furniture items above specific heights, including seven million of the Malm chests.

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Learning about safety

web1_Law-EnforcementLocal public safety officers were recently honored in appreciation by Mt. Moriah Summer Camp Children’s Ministries with Pastor Edward Searcy II. The children heard about the different agencies, asked questions, and responded well to the various speakers.

Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore gave an awesome speech to the children. He said the department’s main goal is safety for the citizens. Sheriff Kilgore asked, “How many people do you think are in the County jail at this time? Little hands went up with answers such as one million, five hundred, two, and one billion.

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