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Now Kid Safe Place Now Offering Unique and Powerful Browsers Free and With a Guarantee

Littleton, CO (PRWEB) April 7, 2007 –

Kid Safe Place is offering four kid-safe web browsers created by Childrens Educational Network of San Diego, California, with a free demo and 100% money back guarantee.

Protecting children while they explore the Internet has become a major issue with law enforcement, including the FBI, which has even distributed a publication that helps inform parents about web safety.

These kinds of [Internet] cases truly represent the most abhorrent crimes we see, said Jana Monroe, FBI Assistant Director, Cyber Division. We will continue to work aggressively to prosecute those who engage in the exploitation of our children.

Now, with Kid Safe Place, parents can work just as aggressively to protect children.

There are four new browsers, Santa Surfer, Noahs Net, MindStein Travels and the brand new Son of the Mask from the new movie. Santa Surfer is a Holiday themed browser. Noahs Net is a Christian themed educational browser and MindStein Travels features Professor MindStein, an educational cartoon character. The kid-safe browsers allow children to safely discover the possibilities of the Internet, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life. The browsers are controlled by parents, allowing them to assemble a safe, secure and educational Internet experience for their children.

The suite of applications offered by Kid Safe Place includes child-safe web browsers, talking email, talking chat, and, in the future, talking instant messaging. Parents can program and edit an

BI Incorporated Adds ‘Voice’ to GPS System Officers Can Place Voice Calls to Offenders With ExacuTrack AT

Boulder, Colo. (PRWEB) December 20, 2007

BI Incorporated, the nation’s largest provider of offender monitoring technology and prisoner reentry solutions, announced today a major advancement in its Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking technology. Available immediately, BI ExacuTrack AT, an active tracking system for agencies monitoring community-based offenders, will have voice capabilities, meaning officers can call clients on the GPS tracking unit from anywhere at any time.

This product enhancement strengthens BI’s long-term commitment to meet the requirements of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, a law that included several provisions to protect communities from registered sex offenders. In particular, the Walsh law authorized up to $ 5 million annually in grants to state, local and tribal governments for GPS monitoring technology that included two- or three-way communication such as that being offered by ExacuTrack AT.

“GPS tracking is one of the highest forms of supervision outside of prison. As agencies move to next generation technology, such as ExacuTrack AT, they know they are using proven tools and support services to comply with these requirements,” said Bruce Thacher, BI President and CEO.

The new technology is protected by a portfolio of intellectual property including several patents recently acquired by BI. These patents clear the way for BI to provide a greatly enhanced feature set not currently available in the market. In total, BI now has more than 20 U.S. patents and 32 worldwide patents for electronic supervision technology, with the most recent acquisitions covering a variety of technologically significant GPS and voice transmission capabilities. Unlike other GPS vendors, BI has no pending patent litigation.

BI supports its community corrections agencies with a state-of-the-art national call center, staffed by highly trained specialists dedicated to the intensive supervision of individuals in the community. These trained specialists provide agencies with 24/7 support for a variety of technologies and systems, including the responsibility to forward violations and reports as needed. “We’re proud of the fact that our call center is 100% focused on the intensive supervision of individuals in the community, something most others in the industry cannot say,” Thacher added.

For more information about the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, see: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/07/20060727-7.html.

About BI Incorporated (http://www.bi.com)

Established in 1978, BI Incorporated is the leading technology and supervision company in community corrections today. BI has contracts with more than 1,000 governmental agencies nationwide, supporting them with a full continuum of intensive supervision technologies and community-based counseling, treatment services, and reentry programs for adult and juvenile offenders. BI’s national monitoring center, owned and operated by BI, provides 24/7 expert support supervision services exclusively for governmental agencies. BI works closely with local public corrections officials to cost effectively reduce recidivism, promote public safety, and strengthen the communities it serves.

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The Memories Place Now Offering Custom Photo Blankets


Conway, SC (PRWEB) February 14, 2012

The Memories Place, a company that offers the best in personalized prints and more, will now offer customers picture blankets and photo throws at affordable prices.

The company, which provides easy online shopping on its website, is offering woven, fleece and knit photo blankets, perfect for any occasion. A truly unique gift for parents, family members, friends or other loved ones, a personalized photo throw from The Memories Place is a great way to preserve truly special moments or photographs for years to come.

“Whether you would like to provide your parents with a photo blanket featuring their kids or want to preserve a special memory like your child’s first steps, personalized picture blankets are a great idea,” said John Lercari, owner of The Memories Place. “We are happy to provide these blankets to our customers, and hope that we are helping to create a great gift for someone truly special.”

The Memories Place photo blankets can be purchased for any number of occasions, including holidays, weddings, baby showers, anniversaries, graduations, sports team celebrations and more. Customers have been known to even include photos of their favorite pets, and collage picture blankets are also available.

In addition, the company delivers a wide range of other quality products, including canvas prints, pillows and totes, personalized gifts and blankets for military, sports, babies, pets and more. It is committed to outstanding customer service, with a goal of providing each customer with the best online shopping experience possible.

“At The Memories Place, we don’t believe that you should have to sacrifice customer service just because you’re shopping online,” said Lercari. “Our goal is to make every interaction we have with you a positive one.”

The ordering process at The Memories Place is quick, easy and secure, backed by its GeoTrust-protected shopping cart system. All major credit cards are accepted, as well as PayPal, and it is a ShopWiki-approved online store. To learn more, visit http://www.thememoriesplace.com.

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South Florida Schools Continue Participation in Anti-Discrimination Program No Place for Hate


Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 31, 2012

Bryant Securitys goal is to protect the community against crime, terrorists and most importantly, keeping the kids safe. As a historical participant in the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) and a supporter of No Place for Hate, Bryant Security Corporation, a Miami security company, reminds the community that bullying is an epidemic, which comes in many forms.

More than 40 Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County schools have signed up for an anti-discrimination program called No Place for Hate, since its launch in March. We take bullying very seriously. The No Place for Hate program is great because it not only helps to identify all the different forms of bullying, but holds each school individually responsible for implementing the program, says Shay Ben-David, Bryant Security President. Schools must renew their certification on a yearly basis which involves student and teacher trainings. The school is then required to hold three different activities that promote diversity and acceptance. Upon completion, they

Beulah’s Place and Childhelp Join Forces to Fight Child Abuse and Trafficking

Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 06, 2012

Five children die each day from abuse in our country. As America prepares to send its children back to school, two dedicated organizations want communities to know there are ways to protect kids from predators, harassment and bullying.

In a partnership arrangement unique in the world of nonprofits, Beulahs Place and Childhelp are joining forces to raise funds to fight child abuse and trafficking.

Beulahs Place, founded by Ed and Andi Buerger in Redmond, Oregon, is a place of refuge for teens victimized by sexual predators and other abusers.

The Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe curriculum for grades 1st – 6th equips kids with skills to arm themselves from abuse in its various forms as well as via technology like sexting, internet predators and cyber bullying.

Both organizations stress that, today, sex trafficking is the second largest criminal endeavor next to illegal drugs in America. In the U.S. alone, this industry earns upwards of $ 13 billion a year for traffickers.

Beulahs Place is designed to be the prototype of a nationwide safety net for children who are easy prey for traffickers, sexual predators and pedophiles. Here, these at-risk youth will find food, shelter, unconditional love and hope. Beulahs Place gives kids options that will help them live normal lives, spared from violence, disease and even death at the hands of dispassionate criminals. Visit http://www.beulahsplace.org.

Since 1959, Childhelp has brought the light of hope and healing into the lives of countless children. CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson established Childhelp as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk children. Childhelp’s programs and services include residential treatment services, children’s advocacy centers, therapeutic foster care, group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the Childhelp National Day of Hope

Making Your Childs World a Safer Place: Spokane Safety Saturday


Spokane, WA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012

Spokane Safety Saturdays goal is to create a free family-friendly event that promotes education and safety awareness. AAG Insurance is creating a carnival atmosphere, where the professionals can educate kids and parents about important issues such as amber alert plans, car safety, gun awareness, home safety, and fire evacuation plans without creating panic and alarm. AAG Insurance is providing a small meal at no cost for all attendees. There will be door prizes and take-a-ways for everyone. http://www.aag-services.com/safety

Spokane Safety Saturday is September 22nd from 10am-2pm

The National Human Services Assembly Asks: Is There a Better Way to Help Prevent More School Shootings from Taking Place?


Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 20, 2012

Given the national debate in the wake of the Newtown school shootings about the issues of gun regulation, school safety, and violence in the media, the National Human Services Assembly, which represents more than 80 major human services organizations, today argued for the critical importance of a new approach early identification and treatment of individuals who might commit a crime like this while actively working to connect them, long before an incident can take place, to their communities.

Irv Katz, President and CEO of the National Human Services Assembly, said, School personnel are increasingly well practiced at locking down classrooms and protecting the children in their care when these incidents arise. What is also needed, however, is an upstream solution that ensures that people with whom we entrust the care of our children can help us assure that every child has healthy community connections, can identify children who are at risk of harm to themselves or others, and know what actions to take.

This approach would need to be comprehensive, he noted, and would involve:

Universal training for personnel who work with youth in schools and community settings;

Proactive efforts by these organizations and parents to ensure that all children are connected to their community in meaningful ways at every stage of development;

Connecting with parents, both in preventive ways but also in very direct and helpful ways when signs of concern are identified; and

School-based and school-linked services to identify and treat children who are off track emotionally and socially.

He added, Getting school and youth development organization personnel to this state of understanding and action would surely take a lot of training but, as we are learning about school safety training, it is both possible and necessary.

About the National Human Services Assembly

The National Human Services Assembly is an association of more than 80 national nonprofit human service organizations working collaboratively, though the National Assembly, to continuously improve research, policy and practice relative to human services.

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San Antonio Bed and Breakfast Now 100 Percent Wind Powered: Grand Re-opening Event to Take Place November 8

San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) October 16, 2007

Inn on the Riverwalk (http://www.InnOnTheRiverwalkSA.com) recently signed with CPS Energys Windtricity and is now established as the first 100 percent wind-powered hotel in San Antonio. Inn on the Riverwalk, under new ownership, will host a grand re-opening on November 8 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Windtricity, a renewable energy program, allows Inn on the Riverwalk to receive 100 percent of its electricity from wind-powered turbines located in West Texas. According to GreenHotels.com, being green saves money and saves the environment. Other green actions recently implemented at Inn on the Riverwalk include a non-smoking facility, e-mailed invoices and receipts, paper products and/or glass water glasses, use of CFLs and linens that are changed between guests or on request only. Bulk dispensers for amenities will soon be added to guestrooms.

Recently purchased by Scott Kiltoff and wife Johanna Gardner, the bed and breakfasts renovations and switch to green energy are already making a favorable impression with guests from around the world.

Situated along the picturesque bank of the San Antonio River near the historic King William District, Inn on the Riverwalk offers a romantic escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The cozy 19th century home features 14 rooms with king or queen beds, private baths and 21st century amenities including wireless Internet. Most rooms have great views of the river and of downtown San Antonio. The dining area offers breakfast from 8:30-9:30 every morning cooked by Kiltoffs mother.

The beautiful grounds surrounding the bed and breakfast are often the scene of weddings and other parties. Guests can enjoy the peace and quiet that the country-like grounds provide, and at the same time, enjoy the convenience of being within walking distance to more than 65 San Antonio restaurants on and around the riverwalk. Inn on the Riverwalk is also five-10 minutes walking distance to The Alamo, The Rivercenter Mall, The Market Square and more.

For more information on Inn on the Riverwalk, or to visit the bed and breakfasts grand re-opening event on November 8, please visit http://www.InnOnTheRiverwalkSA.com.

About Inn on the Riverwalk

Inn on the Riverwalk is owned and operated by husband and wife Scott Kiltoff, the No. 1 champion bullrider, and Johanna Gardner, an abstract artist. The bed and breakfast seamlessly blends the elegance of a bygone era with the modern amenities and conveniences that travelers expect. Built in 1916, the Inn on the Riverwalk is the confluence of the areas special history and charm.

Contact:

Johanna Gardner

Inn on the Riverwalk

Tel: 210-225-6333

Fax: 210-271-3992

Innkeeper @ InnontheriverwalkSA.com

http://www.InnontheriverwalkSA.com

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AbleChild’s Concern is that Federal Court Decision

Hartford, CT (PRWEB) October 5, 2010

Last month, in Juan F., et al. v. M. Jodi Rell, et al., the United States District Court in the District of Connecticut held that Connecticut’s Department of Family Services (“DCF”) could not suspend new intakes of children into its Voluntary Services Program (the “Program”). (Juan F. v. O’Neill and Juan F. v. Rowland FILE No., COURT, and DATE FILED civ. No-H-89-859 (D.C. Conn., Dec. 19, 1989); 93-7714 (2d Cir. Oct. 13, 1994). http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/01/prweb3514524.htm

According to the Court, the decision to suspend new intakes would unilaterally cut off the service lifeline for vulnerable, at-risk children. The Court explained that any suspension of intakes would leave children at imminent risk of irreparable harm, and place the defendants in violation of their settlement obligations. Ironically, a point often forgotten, is the fact that the original plaintiff/child in the case, Juan F., died while under State care.

The Court ultimately concluded that children accepted into the Program must be accepted by the State because these “at-risk” children were part of the original settlement in the lawsuit. AbleChild addressed the flawed intake methods in a friend of the court brief. The concern of AbleChild is that many of the children identified for the Program are not “at-risk.” “The real danger is that some of these children, who are not ‘at-risk’, will now be put into harms way by taking them away from their families without cause and forcing them to ingest dangerous psychotropic medications,” says Sheila Matthews, Cofounder of AbleChild.

Unfortunately, with the good intent of helping “at risk” children, AbleChild points out that the Court ignored the State’s current faulty intake methods for determining which children are truly at risk. Ms. Matthews who has testified on behalf of children rights both on the Federal and State level, went further to state that, “Often times, the State concludes a child is ‘at risk’ without any justification. Children are taken away from their families on the basis of a single phone call into a ‘hotline’ and even without the filing of a police incident report. When this happens, innocent children are unjustly put at risk, and the child’s family is forced to prove to a court that their child is not in danger.”

AbleChild appreciates the Court’s concern regarding the well-being of all of Connecticut’s children; however, Ablechild also recognizes that children who enter DCF, regardless of whether the children are “at-risk,” are typically diagnosed with a mental illness and treated with psychotropic drugs. Ablechild believes the parties, and the Court, should make a commitment to first insuring that no child is unnecessarily taken away from their family.

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