New York, NY (Vocus) October 21, 2009 –
It is a debilitating crime. Identity theft violates its victims, strips them of their ability to purchase homes and cars, and leaves them swimming in a never-ending sea of paperwork. When five percent of identity theft happens to minors under the age of 18, according to the Federal Trade Commission, thieves are beginning to realize that children are an easy, and profitable, target.
Young people dont even realize their identity has been stolen until they apply for their drivers permit, apply for a college loan, or open their first checking account, warns The Campus Safety Expert Bob Baier, author of Identity Theft – Prevention for the College Student. The crime can go undetected for up to 15 years! By the time parents realize their children have been violated, the thieves are long gone.
Childhood identity theft can ruin its victims’ names, preventing them from buying cars and homes, leaving them with thousands of dollars in collections, and with credit accounts and addresses where they have never lived, years after the crime has been detected. Among his 7 Most Important Things You Need to Know to Prevent Identity Theft, these are particularly important to parents of minors:
Tell your child to immediately remove all P2P (peer to peer) programs for downloading free music and games from their computers (Lime Wire, Bear Share, Soul Seek etc.). Place them onto a thumb drive, disc, memory stick. Criminals anywhere in the world have total access to every single item on their computer when they are on the internet.
On every social networking site, have your child remove all personal information including addresses, birthdays, telephone numbers etc. Tell them never to link to someone they do not already know. When they click on a link malware is downloaded onto their computer.
Check your child’s free credit report regularly. It is estimated that there is at least one child in every classroom in the United States that has already had their identities stolen.
Watch for shoulder surfing. Your children must be aware of everyone around them, anytime they are on their laptops. At school, in the park, waiting for transportation, any public place. People are looking over their shoulder and using mobile phone cameras to take pictures of personal information.
Tell your child to be very careful on “chats.” Never give out personal information of any kind. Foreign computer hackers have developed what is called “Russian Robots” which are automated computer programs that can chat with 10 people at a time with the sole purpose of acquiring as much information as possible to steal their identity. Victims are unable to detect they are giving vital information to only a computer.
When it comes to keeping kids safe, Bob Baier of Warwick, New York, covers all of the bases: Dating Abuse, Date Rape and Sexual Assault, Safer Sex, Domestic Violence, Alcohol and Drug Awareness, and of course, Identity Theft. In his full time profession as a forensic document examiner, Baier was seeing more signatures being forged and more identities stolen, which prompted him to write Identity Theft – Prevention for the College Student. Also known as The Campus Safety Expert, Baier is a court qualified Forensic Handwriting Investigator who has rendered an opinion in 23 states and 2 countries, and he has testified as an expert witness in 8 states. A Guinness World Record breaking canoeist, this pilot, parachutist, and balloonist has also driven a race car at 160 miles per hour. A bit of a daredevil in his everyday life, Baier recommends prudence when it comes to protecting ones identity. He teaches forensic document examination at the International School of Forensic Document Examination and was named the 2008 Forensic Document Examiner of the year by Handwriting Services International.
For more information about The Campus Safety Expert Bob Baier, log onto http://ExpertDocumentExaminerWeb.com or call 1.888.460.3828.OR
For more information about The Campus Safety Expert Bob Baier, including a free listing of The FBI’s Top 10 Latest Scams and the free 30 Day Program to Help Prevent Identity Theft, click on Identity Theft at http://www.BobBaierInfo.com or call 1.888.460.3827.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
The Unlikely Heroes Recognizing Heroes Benefit will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Boulevard 3 located at 6523 Sunset Boulevard, 90028. The event will be hosted by Erica Greve, MSW, President and Founder of Unlikely Heroes, and will feature an award presentation honoring some of the most influential anti-human trafficking advocates in the nation. Greve is an internationally known speaker on the issue of justice and human trafficking and has dedicated her life to see the lives of at-risk children protected and improved worldwide.
Proceeds from the Recognizing Heroes Gala will support the Unlikely Heroes Restoration home in the Philippines that provides safety, life skills, job training, education, and therapeutic treatment services to the child survivors of sex slavery who live in the home. The fundraiser will also help to support the Unlikely Heroes outreach project in Oakland, California that provides help at street-level to children trapped in commercial sexual exploitation in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as additional international restoration projects.
Holly Austin Smith, Child Sex Trafficking Survivor, Survivor Advocate, Author & Speaker
Morgan Perry, Abolitionist, Executive Producer/Producer of documentary and campaign Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth
Arlene Irion, Advocate, Recipient US Department of Justice Awards
Ben Decker, Philanthropist, President of BWDPR, Society Editor of Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine, Human and Animal Rights Advocate
At the Recognizing Heroes Benefit we will be honoring people whose actions to rescue and restore children trapped in sex slavery have helped to protect the most vulnerable people in society our children. Greve said, Their efforts to advocate and fight for child victims of sexual exploitation are unparalleled.
Human trafficking is “the recruitment, transport, transfer, harboring or receipt of a person by such means as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, or fraud or deception for the purpose of exploitation.” But it also has another name: modern day slavery. There are now more slaves in the world today than any other time in human history. The most conservative figures available suggest that more than one million children are involved in the sex trade each year, but many experts agree that the actual number could be well above 5 million. Additionally, profits from sex slavery exceed $ 9.5 billion annually. This is not just a problem of the developing world; this is a global crisis, and includes the United States. In fact, conservative numbers estimate that there are more than 100,000 children sold for sex in the U.S. each year.
For more information on what you can do to help, as well as details about the Unlikely Heroes Recognizing Heroes Benefit, please visit http://www.UnlikelyHeroes.com/RecognizingHeroes.
About Unlikely Heroes
Unlikely Heroes is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and restoration of children who were previously sold for sex in the US and abroad. Unlikely Heroes currently operates a restoration home for child survivors of sex slavery in the Philippines. The Unlikely Heroes restoration home in the Philippines has become an oasis of hope and healing to the child survivors of sex slavery who are now living in safety and receiving the life skills, job training, education, and therapeutic treatment services they need to recover. According to local officials, Unlikely Heroes is one of the first organizations to provide any type of support services to child victims of sex slavery in this area of the Philippines. Unlikely Heroes also provides street-level support services to the victims of commercial sexual exploitation in the San Francisco Bay area. Each week, Unlikely Heroes team members reach out to children trapped in commercial sexual exploitation in the San Francisco Bay Area and provide help for victims at street-level. Unlikely Heroes is also in the midst of pioneering additional rescue and restoration projects internationally.
Unlikely Heroes Founder, Erica Greve, MSW, first came into contact with domestic minor sex trafficking victims while working at a hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area more than 5 years ago, and founded Unlikely Heroes in response the great need for rescue and restoration services for child victims of sexual exploitation in the US and abroad. Greve is passionate about creating ways for people to get involved and to volunteer for social justice causes and regularly speaks on these issues.
While the home itself is a place of healing simply by its very existence as a haven protecting children from a life of prostitution, Unlikely Heroes recognized the necessity of giving these children training for how to cope with their feelings, as well as skills to continue the healing process on their own. In March 2012, Unlikely Heroes sent a team of three licensed therapists and five lay counselors, all from the United States, to provide the girls living in the restoration home with clinically sound therapy. The Unlikely Heroes team is working tirelessly the help children who were previously sold for sex in the US and abroad to receive the help they need to recover and receive a second chance for life.
About the Honorees:
Holly Austin Smith
Holly Austin Smith is a survivor of child trafficking survivor advocate, author & speaker. In November 2011, Holly appeared on the Dr. Oz show and was also featured in the August 2011 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. Holly submitted joint testimony to Congress, in support of the reauthorization of the Trafficked Victims Protection Act (TVPRA). In addition to working as a training consultant for the AMBER Alert Program, Holly is requested on a regular basis to provide testimony and input to law enforcement officials, social service providers, human trafficking task forces, and journalists. Most recently, Holly was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Trafficking in Persons Symposium in Salt Lake City, UT, an event hosted by the United States Department of Justice.
Morgan Perry, is the Executive Producer/Producer of the Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth documentary and campaign. Morgan produced the Sex+Money documentary and in 2011 launched a national campaign, screening the film in all 50 states and Canada. Since the release of the film, Morgan has been interviewed by CNN, NBC, Voice of America, World Magazine, Relevant Magazine, and more. Morgan was also the recipient of a Certificate Of Recognition for her work in combating trafficking from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Arlene Irion is the Director of National Initiatives of F.A.C.T. Alliance and their “Let’s Respond” campaign to fight against child trafficking in America. Arlene has been involved in local and federal law enforcement for the past 13 years. Her expertise is related to commercial sexual exploitation of children. She was the recipient of the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence and The Attorney General’s Award, the highest honors bestowed by the Department of Justice, for her exceptional performance and notable accomplishments in establishing a dynamic, multi-county task force in Southern California that is dedicated to rescuing minor victims from commercial sexual exploitation and prosecution of their perpetrators. Arlene served on the advisory committee for the film documentary “Sex+Money; A National Search for Human Worth.” She has a passion for righteousness and justice and a tender heart towards the innocent children who have been sexually exploited and victimized.
Ben Decker is a philanthropist, publicist, event planner, promoter and entrepreneur. He has
Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
This Saturday, October 20, from 3-5 pm, Angel Stadium will host the STAND UP FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM event where nationally known speakers from many faith traditions will address the attack on religious freedom through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires employers to pay through insurance for things with which many faith-based organizations are in strict opposition.
National child advocate and author, Rhonda Sciortino, will be talking about the #1 form of child abuse, which she says is abortion. Sciortino quotes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as saying, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” She goes on to say, “Christians have stood by for forty years and allowed our society to be diminished to the point that what is bad is considered acceptable behavior. If we don’t rise up and stand up for our beliefs now, there may come a day when we no longer have that option.”
The Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally in Anaheim is a non-partisan, family-friendly event designed to help people of faith take action to protect religious freedom regardless of who occupies the White House in 2013. There will be free admission and parking, entertainment, local food trucks, voter registration, passionate speakers from many faith traditions, and more. For information, go to http://www.u4rf.org.
Houston TX (PRWEB) October 21, 2012
J. Robert Friedberg, DMD, is advocating preventive dentistry in honor of dental hygiene month, encouraging patients to prevent gum disease before it reaches extensive stages that require laser surgery. As a periodontist, Dr. Friedberg wants his patients to understand how far preventive dentistry can go to eliminate costly dental procedures.
One of the first things that Dr. Friedberg works on is encouraging patients to educate their children in the proper way to care for teeth. From the moment the first tooth erupts, parents should take action and keep their children’s teeth brushed and flossed. As soon as children can understand how to do it alone, they can begin to learn the proper methods of caring for their teeth. When a child learns the correct techniques, they will be armed with knowledge that will serve them well throughout their entire life.
In addition, getting a child into the habit of visiting the periodontist or dentist every six months is not only a good habit, but it can help that child potentially save hundreds of dollars on dental care throughout their lifetime. While it is important for proper at-home dental care to take place, it must be accompanied by regular professional checkups. Only dental professionals have the tools and skills necessary to check for such things as oral cancer, gum disease and tooth decay. Checking for such issues on a regular basis is an important part of preventing them.
People who don’t take care of their smiles have a greater probability of succumbing to gum disease and tooth loss. Those who want to keep their own teeth for the rest of their lives must learn proper methods of caring for those teeth. By becoming educated on the prescribed techniques for at-home care and by making regular visits to the dentist, one will have a protection plan in place. For additional information on techniques for preventive dentistry, visit http://www.houston-perio.com.
J. Robert Friedberg is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care for Houston, Texas. Dr. Friedberg received his undergraduate education at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut where he also completed a three year residency in periodontology. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Friedberg and his dental services visit his website at http://www.houston-perio.com and call (281) 674-7754.
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 27, 2012
The Cochran Firm – Ohio, a leading full service, personal injury law firm with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton, reports that a criminal indictment has been entered against the driver implicated in the death of a 3-year-old Westwood Boy, Rodriquez Taylor. On October 24, 2012, a Hamilton County grand jury indicted 35-year-old Sheba Basabose on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one count each of aggravated vehicular assault and vehicular assault. According to a report from Cincinnatti.com, if convicted, Ms. Basabose faces a maximum prison sentence of 12 1/2 years.
[Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati, OH | Case Number B 1206979]
“It is our understanding that the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office is doing their due diligence to investigate this incident. With their efforts in addition to ours we are confident that we can bring peace of mind to the family of Rodriquez Taylor and his mother, Jocelyn Austin,” said Ms. Austins attorney, Sean Walton Jr. of Cochran-Ohio.
According to a report from Cincinnati.com, Ms. Austin was walking with her three children on the east side of McHenry Avenue en route to their babysitter just before dawn on the morning of October 8th. Ms. Austin was pushing Ricardo in his stroller, while Rodriquez and his 5-year-old brother, Robert Taylor Jr., were holding on to her hands, when a car suddenly careened toward them. Rodriquez was rushed to Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Ms. Austins and Ricardos injuries were not life-threatening. Robert was the only member of the family who escaped the accident without being hurt. According to a report by Fox19.com, a 2000 Honda Accord driven by Ms. Basabose had flown out of control and crossed the center line behind Ms. Austin and her children. The car slammed into a utility pole before hitting the family. The vehicle only came to a stop after it hit a fire hydrant.
“This was a tragic incident that resulted in the death of a child and the devastation of a family. It is our job to represent the family and ensure that both justice is served and the family is allowed to move forward the best way they can, said Michael L Wright, Cochran-Ohio. The family of Rodriquez Taylor has retained The Cochran Firm Ohio in the wake of this tragedy.
Unfortunately, the tragedy that has befallen Ms. Austin and her family is far from an isolated incident. According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, pedestrians were involved in more than 2,000 motor vehicle crashes on Ohio roads and highways in 2011. Those accidents resulted in 91 deaths and 2,210 injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in an Ohio car accident, it is vital you retain a skilled attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected. If you are seeking personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation in the wake of a pedestrian accident or other motor vehicle crash, please contact The Cochran Firm today by visiting cochranohio.com, or call (513) 381-HURT.
About The Cochran Firm – Ohio
The Cochran Firm – Ohio, is a leading full service, personal injury law firm with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton that handles personal injury cases throughout all of Ohio. Founded over 40 years ago by famed attorney, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., The Cochran Firm – Ohio, has established itself as one of the premier personal injury law firms in the United States and has been recognized for delivering successful results to their clients across a broad range of claims stemming from car / auto accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, and product liability lawsuits. For over 40 years, The Cochran Firm – Ohio’s team of highly experienced lawyers have continually fought for justice for all its clients. If you’ve been injured call Ohio’s leading full service law firm “The Cochran Firm – Ohio” today at 513-381-HURT.
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Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 6, 2010
Toolsandmachinery.com is excited to incorporate Dewalt’s new line of compact cordless power tools. Featuring seven new tools with a structural redesign that moves the battery directly below the handle, the tools now offer a thinner and more ergonomic grip. Despite making the tool handle a pinch larger, the redesign also provides greater stability to an upright tool and makes room for a belt-clip – something always convenient though rarely found on more compact power tools.
In brief, Dewalt’s new line-up includes a screwdriver kit, drill driver kit, an impact drill kit, impact wrench kit, workilight, inspection camera kit, and an IR digital thermometer kit making the new line complete, comprehensive, and, indeed, totally impressive.
To get into just a little bit more detail though, Dewalt’s DCF610S2 12v Max 1/4″ screwdriver kit, at only 2.2 lbs, is super compact to better fit into tight and awkward spaces, and despite its single speed transmission, the screwdriver operates with smooth and powerful precision. The tool also has three LED lights on its front to ensure virtually shadowless visibility, a one-handed loading quarter inch hex chuck, and that good-old belt clip for convenient mobility. The kit also includes two lithium ion batteries, a fast-charger, bit-tip, and a contractor’s bag.
Similarly, Dewalt’s DCD710S2 12v Max 3/8″ drill driver kit which, weighing only 2.4 lbs, boasts the same compact design as the screwdriver but with a giant 1500 RPM and a dual-speed transmission which altogether produces the most optimal speed and torque control and sheer super-power. The drill driver also has a bright LED light to improve visibility, a belt-clip for comfort and portability and includes two lithium ion batteries, a fast-charger, bit-tip, and contractor’s bag for organization, storage, and transportation.
As for Dewalt’s DCF815S2 12v Max 1/4″ impact driver kit, the tool is also lightweight and compact at only 2.3 lbs, and with three LED lights at the front of the tool providing shadowless illumination during virtually any work environment, the impact driver provides the utmost convenient crafting. Also featuring a one-handed loading quarter inch hex chuck and a huge 950 in/lbs of max torque, the tool is both seriously powerful and simple to operate as well. Like the others thus far, the kit includes two lithium ion batteries, a fast-charger, bit-tip, belt-clip, and a contractor’s bag.
Likewise, Dewalt’s DCF813S2 12v Max 3/8″ impact wrench kit shares the slim and lightweight body design of its above counterpart while offering a gigantic 1150 in/lbs of max torque for the most intense power and a huge array of industrial applications. Three LED lights at the front of the tool offer virtually unimpaired visibility while a hog ring anvil contributes to easy operation and fast socket changes. The kit additionally includes two lithium ion batteries, a fast-charger, bit-tip, a contractor’s bag, and ZERO belt-clips; I repeat there is not a belt-clip in this kit.
As aforementioned Dewalt’s new line-up also includes a few of the more unsung jobsite heroes in the form of a new worklight, camera, and thermometer. Dewalt’s DCL510 12v Max LED worklight, however, will fast become a craftsmen favorite. With a 360 degree pivoting head for optimal usability and a bright out-put of 130 Lumens for an always enlightening performance, the worklight keeps your workspace bright and visible. Additionally, the light is equip with both a kick-stand and a powerful magnet to allow hands-free use in a variety of convenient places and positions.
Similarly, Dewalt’s DCT410S1 12v Max inspection camera is an infinitely cool little gadget. With a three foot long, waterproof, snake-like cable extension which allows you to see into, record, and photograph a jobsite’s more-or-less impossible spaces (like inside pipes, behind walls, or etc), the camera is ideal for tight, awkward, and generally impossible working environments. The camera also features a 3.5″ LCD screen monitor (with a 3x zoom capability) that completely detaches for better visibility in strange and strained positions. The monitor also recharges directly from the camera handle so you may simply reattach the monitor or replace the battery to keep working. Said kit includes one lithium ion battery, a charger, storage box, and hook and magnet tools to help you retrieve otherwise not-retrievable objects.
Lastly, with its primary focus on general versatility, Dewalt’s DCT414S1 12v Max infrared digital thermometer scans for temperature changes with color-coded accuracy. With beeping audio alarms and the tool’s patent-pending LED hot (which reads red) and cold (which reads blue) spot indicator, this thermometer quickly locates temperature fluctuations (between negative 20 degrees Fahrenheit and 932 degrees Fahrenheit) with true and simple to read accuracy displayed on a clear, back-lit analog screen. Also including one lithium ion battery, a charger, and kit box, the thermometer is both complete and precise for convenient and universal.
Ultimately, Dewalt’s new 12v line-up is a real doozy. With the big guns and the big smarts to ensure you are more than equip to handle your next jobs with powerful and simple sophistication, the line-up is anticipated to make a sincerely veritable splash within the power tooling community.
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Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013
Who: The Joyful Child Foundation- In Memory of Samantha and Erin Runnion will honor Champions of Children: Demi Moore- Advocate of the Year; Grier Weeks, PROTECT- Samanthas Legacy Award; Maria Hall-Brown, PBS SoCal- Media Advocate of the Year; Captain Stephen Smith, LA County Sheriffs Dept. Parks Bureau- Community Partner Award; Heather Williams- Community Hero Award; and more.
What: The Joyful Child Foundation – In Memory of Samantha Runnion to honor Champions of Children at Awards Gala and Fundraiser, The Joyful Feast, and celebrate ten more years of keeping children safe from violent crimes with the launch of it’s groundbreaking child safety programs: The BRAVE Programs.
The BRAVE Programs offer age-appropriate safety lessons that include verbal and physical skills to defend against sexual abuse, violence, and abduction. They include a K-12 BRAVE Curriculum to be implemented in schools as well as 90-minute BRAVE Workshops designed to be taught
through community service agencies.
The goal of The Joyful Childs BRAVE Programs is to reduce the risk of childhood victimization by providing knowledge and skills about personal safety. They are designed to nurture each students ability to recognize potential dangers, verbalize discomfort or a need for help, and physically resist abduction, assault, or violence. Students are empowered to make brave, safe, and healthy choices.
The BRAVE Programs have reached children in Orange