May Safety Tips
It's finally starting to get really nice out there. School will be cutting children loose here soon. Speaking of, have you already planned your childrenís activities? Get to know the camp counselors, babysitters and their friendís parents - Which you can all double check through our database at www.familywatchdog.us. Need to run background checks? Use our favorite partner, peoplesmart. And since school is going to be out, we wanted to highlight some summer safety tips for your family.
Did you know that May is National Bicycle Safety Month? Make sure you strap a helmet on your children (and yourself) while riding a bike. Also, make sure your children know their biking boundaries and rules of the road.
Let's get on... more summer safety.
Swingsets - Check out this site for great safety tips! Click here!
Also, if your looking on building one, now is the time to do it! Cross-check prices online and search for coupons, this could save you a ton!
Fences- Make sure there are no holes or gaps for children and pets to slip through. And no sharp edges they can cut their bodies on if they run by.
Pools- Over 300 Children drown in pools EVERY YEAR. Make sure to pull the ladder out and cover it when not in use. You should always have a "lifeguard" on duty when your children are playing in the pool.
...And don't forget to wear sunscreen!
Since it is getting nice, you should probably meet the new neighbors and get in touch with the existing ones. (Make sure to check our site first!) Let them know about yourself and your family. - You can always use some extra help looking over your shoulder. Neighbors should stick together and form a "neighborhood watch" kind of bond. Let them know about our site and what we do. They can transfer on the news to their families and so on. Spread the awareness!
Don't forget Mother's Day!
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13th. Also, May is national Elderly month. This gives you the perfect opportunity to sneak in a home check for your parents while spending some well needed time with them.
Here is a great website dedicated to elderly safety. Click here
Maybe you cannot spend Mother's Day with your mother? There are many ways to keep her alive. Dinner at her favorite restaurant with your family, Planting her favorite flowers, Visiting her grave, Call her family members. Do not let this holiday get you down, it should be filled with joyful memories.
One more thing. Its May, itís mid-tornado season in many areas. Have you checked and made sure you are prepared in a bad weather emergency? Please check out this website by FEMA on tornado safety. Click here!
We were living in Killeen, Texas. My husband was just due to arrive home from Iraq. My oldest son was picking up the front lawn when he was approached by a older man asking for help finding his dog. When I had looked on the site I had all of the adults that would be at our house look at the photos, especially of the man who lived three houses down. If I remember correctly he had two counts of aggravated sexual assault to a child the victims were age's 4 and 7. My brother in law recognized the man from his pictures and ran him off. I then phoned the police. A few days later a detective came to our home. He said he had spoke to the man and he was only looking for his dog but had been advised to stay away.
I shudder to think what could have happened to my son. If I hadn't shown those pics to all of our family then the man would have gone unrecognized. Know whose around you and your kids! These guys seem to prey on the weak and uninformed, well this family isn't either one of those!
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