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Cyberbullying Prevention 101: What it is and What to Do

Alexia Chianis | Sep 17, 2013 | Safety Tips

The prevalence of cyberbullying is frightening and it’s not just unpopular kids who fall victim to it. Even your indisputably popular tween isn’t immune. In fact, the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey found that…

iDoorCam Allows You to See, Hear, and Speak to Whoever Rings Your Doorbell

Aaron Gunderson | Sep 17, 2013 | Equipment Reviews

iDoorCam is a Wi-Fi enabled digital doorbell that allows you to not only see who is at the front door, but hear and speak to them as well. This doorbell uses your home’s Wi-Fi connection…

8 Ways to Stay Safe in the Kitchen

Alexia Chianis | Jul 29, 2014 | Safety Tips

The kitchen is the heart of your home, but it can also be surprisingly dangerous. Consider that a kitchen is equipped with sharp knives, hot exposed surfaces, pots of boiling water and pans of sizzling…

10 Must-Have Items on Every Burglar’s Wish List

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 26, 2018 | Safety Tips

Burglars are usually in and out of your home in under 15 minutes, so when they pilfer your belongings, they know exactly what they’re looking for. When trying to stymie a potential thief it helps…

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Fire Safety Tips for Candles in the Home

Judy Moore | Dec 4, 2017 | Safety Tips

Candles have been used as a method of home lighting for centuries. Although the past hundred years has seen electric light bulbs overtake candles as the main lighting source in our homes, millions of decorative…

Today Kicks Off National Suicide Prevention Week

Alison Jacobson | Oct 23, 2013 | Equipment Reviews

Today kicks off Suicide Prevention Week. Every year, over 38,000 Americans take their own lives due to depression, mental illness or some other factor that leaves them feeling desperate and out of control of their…

7 Safety Tips for a Terrific Tailgating Experience

Alexia Chianis | Jan 15, 2014 | Safety Tips

Fall is upon us, which means the leaves are changing, the air is cooling and football season is exploding. Yes, tailgating is in full swing! Pre-game tailgating gives us the chance to bond with fellow…

Nextdoor App Keeps You Informed About What Goes on in Your Neighborhood

Hillary Johnston | Mar 24, 2014 | Equipment Reviews, Focus on Community

Social networks are quickly growing and catering to smaller interest groups. Nextdoor is the private social network for neighborhoods and communities. According to the Nextdoor website, communities are using the service to get the word…

10 Tips to Ensure Your Safety and Security Onboard a Cruise Ship

Carolyn Heneghan | Jan 28, 2014 | Safety Tips

An estimated 20 million people took cruises in 2012, and cruises remain a popular vacation destination among travelers worldwide. Despite cruising mishaps and tragic deaths in the case of the Costa Concordia in 2012, an…

Cyberhood Watch Programs: Staying Safe While Surfing the Web

Aaron Gunderson | Oct 25, 2013 | Focus on Community

Nearly 73% of Americans have encountered some form of computer crime or attempted crime on the web. Cyberhood watch programs provide tools and resources to understand, manage, and protect Internet users. With cyberhood watch programs,…