Pembina, ND (Vocus) October 7, 2008
WINNIPEG, MB During National Fire Prevention Week (October 5th to 11th), fire safety advocates in communities across North America will be focusing on education as a means of fire prevention. Community Safety NetTM, a leading provider of educational safety resources for children, is pleased to support this important initiative with its award-winning fire safety materials that are specially designed for kids and their families.
Fire Safety, which won bronze at the 2008 Summit International Creative Awards, and Junior Fire Safety include comprehensive safety information on smoke alarms, fire escape planning, at-home fire hazards, and how to react in case of a fire. Both full-color resources are written in child-friendly language, include games, coloring pages, quizzes, and tips and come with an interactive DVD. Community Safety Net also provides educational resources on other topics, such as drug safety, personal safety, and rural safety.
Communities that wish to access CSN resources, including the award-winning Fire Safety, may do so directly via the companys online store, found at http://www.communitysafetynet.com. Another popular option is to launch a community-based safety initiative, in which a CSN representative will work with a local service organization to obtain project support and then provide the resources at no cost to the children and their families.
Over the years, weve worked with thousands of fire departments in communities across North America, says Sherry Phaneuf, Executive Director of Community Safety Net. Our resources are highly regarded by fire chiefs and fire prevention officers for good reason; they have been proven to help educate children and their families on how to stay safe from and prevent fires.
Community Safety Net is a family-run, values-oriented publisher that produces a series of highly regarded safety resources created especially for kids. To date, more than three million children in Canada and the U.S. have benefited from CSN materials. To reach CSN, please call 1.800.665.4878.
Community Safety Net is a unit of Gateway Publishing Co. Ltd. CSN works with communities across the United States and Canada to provide children with educational safety resources. CSNs mission is protecting kids for life. For more information, visit http://www.communitysafetynet.com.
Cardiff (PRWEB) May 22, 2009
Manchester United supporters will have high expectations as they head to Rome to watch their team play Barcelona, in order to retain their title as champions of Europe for the second year running. Yet, supporting a successful football team comes at a high price, and so making sure that the trip is insured from start to finish is an integral part of ensuring a hassle-free holiday.
The cost of success
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.
Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) March 11, 2010
During National Poison Prevention Week, March 14 20, 2010, professional pet sitters across the nation are issuing an appeal for pet owners to conduct a comprehensive safety examination of their home to protect their pets from accidental poisoning.
Many household pets are naturally curious creatures, explains Monica Leighton, President of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS). While great care is taken to create a safe environment for the family, many are not as comprehensive with their furry family member. We believe its vitally important for pet owners to become educated on dangerous substances to create a safe environment and prevent accidents for each household member.
To create a pet-friendly home, NAPPS encourages pet owners to conduct a room-by-room safety examination and recommends the following tips for each room of the house:
West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 11, 2010
During the third week in May, Doggone Safe Inc., Pet At Home Sitting Services, Inc., Pet At Home, and other organizations will be calling attention to one of the nations most commonly reported public health problems: dog bites. Half of all children will be bitten by a dog by age 12 and the majority of these bites are by the family dog or other dog known to the child.
Deedra Thompson of Pet At Home Sitting Services will be presenting the Doggone Safe Be a Tree childrens program on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at
All Paws Animal Clinic, located at 1011 North State Rd 7, Royal Palm Beach in the Regal Cinema Plaza. Bring your child and learn to be a doggie detective. The class is catered to school age children and there is no charge for the class, but registration is required. Please call All Paws today at 561-790-9225 to reserve a space for your child. One parent is requested to accompany the child.
Doggone Safe, a non-profit organization dedicated to dog bite prevention through education offers free information at its website http://www.doggonesafe.com to help promote safety messages during dog bite prevention week. Doggone Safe also promotes the Doggone Safe Be a Tree childrens program. This program is a short presentation with large photos and lots of activities to teach children to understand the signs dogs send with their body language. The central message of this program is Be a Tree. That is, stand still if a strange dog approaches or any dog is threatening or overly frisky. Children learn to be doggie detectives, looking for the clues that dogs give with body language to show how they are feeling.
Doggone Safe and Pet At Home offer the following tips for parents and dog owners to help keep kids safe:
The 3 Most Important Things to Teach Your Kids
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 16, 2011
Email Marketing levels increased 32% on Cyber Monday and nearly 23% throughout Cyber Week in 2011, according to a study conducted by Elite Email. The study, which analyzed over 2,000 online retailers email marketing efforts surrounding Cyber Week, shows a large increase in both sending volume and consumer engagement compared to 2010 levels.
The study by Elite Email looked at the both the email campaign strategy, including sending volume and sending frequency, as well as email marketing results, including engagement metrics such as opens and clicks.
In the 2 weeks leading up to Black Friday (Nov. 11 Nov. 24), email marketing sending volume increased 12.6% over 2010 volume as marketers began to prepare their customers for upcoming promotions. “One of the interesting trends we identified this year is that email marketers were running teaser campaigns to try to build hype for sales happening on Cyber Monday,” said Robert Burko, President of Elite Email. “Throughout the year most email marketing campaigns for online retailers are focused on driving immediate sales, but this time they were trying to setup sales for Cyber Monday.”
Cyber Monday (Nov. 28) experienced a whopping 32.1% increase in email marketing volume as marketers vied to get their promotions and offers in the hands of customers.
The volume during Cyber Week (Nov. 28 Dec. 2) also took a big boost, increasing 22.6% over 2010 levels, as online retailers continued to push their email marketing efforts in order to capitalize on the start of holiday spending.
The results of the study are in line with metrics reported by comScore Inc., which revealed record-breaking online retail sales this year.
According to comScore, the 2011 holiday season started with a bang as people searched, shopped and clicked their way to great deals on holiday gifts. Black Friday (Nov. 25) saw a 26% increase from $ 648 million in 2010 to $ 816 million in 2011. Cyber Monday, which has always been a day celebrated by online retailers, saw a climb from just over $ 1 billion in retail spending in 2010 to $ 1.25 billion in 2011, representing an impressive 22% increase. Cyber Week experienced a 15% boost, moving from $ 5.164 billion in 2010 to $ 5.959 billion in 2011.
Engagement metrics also revealed a parallel between the comScore spending numbers and the rise of email marketing. In the 2 weeks leading up to Black Friday, the businesses studied saw a modest increase of 7.9% on open rates and 4.2% on click-throughs. On Cyber Monday, however, open rates soared, increasing at 14.3%, while clicks rose an impressive and a 10.8% compared to the same day in 2010. Looking at Cyber Week overall, the metrics remained considerably stronger than the previous year, with opens increasing by 12.6% and clicks increasing by 8.8%.
“With the current economy and the rise of “Daily Deal” sites, consumers have been trained to turn to their inbox for special exclusive offers and discounts, Burko says. “While there are a multitude of factors that could have contributed to the rise in spending, there is certainly some degree of correlation between the increase in email marketing volume, increase in email engagement, and increase in cyber week spending.”
Another contributing factor is the growth of small business email marketing. Since email marketing is affordable and easy to use, even small family-owned shops are using email marketing campaigns to drive holiday sales.
The study also showed a boost in nonprofit email marketing, with charitable organizations trying to capitalize on all the cyber week spending by encouraging donations.
About Elite Email
Elite Email is a leading North American email marketing service provider (ESP) that has been helping customers achieve greater email marketing results for almost 10 years. The Elite Email cloud-based (software-as-a-service) platform allows organizations of all sizes to build and grow their mailing list, create eye-catching emails, and track results with detailed reports and analytics. All services are backed by Elite Email’s outstanding support and customer care.
Elite Email has been featured on TV, radio and print media and is a member of the Email Experience Council, eMarketing Association, Better Business Bureau, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and Toronto Board of Trade. Elite Email is the only Canadian company listed by the Utah and Michigan Child Protection Agency as a compliant sender. Elite Email recently won the Business of the Year award in the “Under 30” category at the Toronto Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards.
For more information visit: http://www.eliteemail.com
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 19, 2012
The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) is cautioning parents, grandparents and caregivers that poisonings children act fast, and so do poisons, according to Debbie Carr, AAPCC executive director.
About half of all poison exposures involve children younger than 6, most often occurring when parents are busy preparing meals. Poisonings also occur when the normal routine changes during holidays or while moving, visiting or traveling, Carr said. The 50th anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week is the perfect time to stress the importance of poison-proofing your home to keep your children and grandchildren safe.
Since 1962, the third week in March has been designated National Poison Prevention Week and has focused national attention on the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. Americas 57 poison centers are committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of every American through poison prevention and free, confidential, expert medical services. Poison centers respond to calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to help those who have been exposed to toxic substances.
In 2010, U.S. poison centers answered more than 3.9 million calls, including nearly 2.4 million calls about human exposures to poisons. In children, about 40 percent of poisonings involve medicines; the other 60 percent of poisonings in children involve products such as plants, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, pesticides, paints and solvents. Poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children, with peak incidences occurring between ages 1 and 3.
The experts at Americas 57 poison centers urge parents, grandparents and caregivers to take the following steps to keep children safe from poisonings:
Inspect your home and garage to make sure medicines, cleaning products, pesticides and fertilizers are stored up high, away and out of sight of children.
Tell children what medicine is and why you must be the one to give it to them. Never call medicine candy to get them to take it.
Dont leave medicines or vitamins on counters, window sills, bedside tables or the refrigerator top.
Take your medicine where children cant see you; they may try to imitate you.
Teach children to always ask an adult before eating, drinking or touching anything.
Keep cleaning products and household chemicals in their original containers with their original labels intact.
Keep batteries out of a childs reach. Call your local poison center right away if a child swallows a battery.
Keep magnetic toys and other magnetic items away from small children. Call your local poison center right away if you think a child has swallowed a magnet.
Know the name of all household plants in your home; remove any poisonous plants from your house and yard.
Remember that child-resistant is not child-proof. Layer the protection: re-seal and lock up, out of sight and reach.
For more information, the media may contact Loreeta Canton, AAPCC communications manager, at 703.894.1863 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Brett Schuster, communications assistant, at 703.894.1859 or email@example.com.
The AAPCC supports the nations 57 poison centers in their efforts to treat and prevent drug, consumer product, animal, environmental and food poisoning. Members staff the Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222 that provides free, confidential, expert medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year from toxicology specialists, including nurses, pharmacists, physicians and poison information providers. In addition, the AAPCC maintains the only poison information and surveillance database in the United States, providing real-time monitoring of unusual poisoning patterns, chemical exposures and other emerging public health hazards. The AAPCC partners with federal agencies such as EPA, HRSA and the CDC, as well as private industry.
To learn more, visit http://www.aapcc.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or read our blog at aapcc.wordpress.com.
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2012
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration designated this week (May 20-26) National Prevention Week, with a specific awareness event set for each day of the week. On May 22, 2012, communities nationwide will promote the prevention of prescription drug abuse and illicit drug use. In honor of SAMHSAs first annual National Prevention Week, Elements Behavioral Health is reminding parents to do their part by locking the cabinet.
LockTheCabinet.com is a campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of prescription drug abuse and encouraging families to put locks on their medicine cabinets or store prescription and commonly abused over-the-counter medications in a lockbox. By safely disposing of unused prescription medications, parents remove the temptation for teens to experiment with prescription drugs.
As a leader in the treatment of addictions and mental health issues, it is important for Elements to take part in this new national movement to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse and other behavioral health issues, said Dr. David Sack, CEO of Elements Behavioral Health. Recognizing that addiction commonly begins in the teen years, we do not want to make it easy by making highly addictive prescription drugs readily available in unlocked medicine cabinets.
Parents who wish to send a clear message that prescription drug abuse will not be tolerated in their home are invited to take the Ive Locked the Cabinet pledge. It reads, in part, I will no longer be a source of drugs for my child or any other children. As of today, I have taken the necessary steps to tell my children, my grandchildren, their friends parents, and the world that Im doing my part in protecting our teenagers from the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
To take the pledge, visit LockTheCabinet.com. Concerned parents can also find information on the dangers of prescription drug abuse, how to properly dispose of medication and how to recognize the signs of addiction.
About Elements Behavioral Health
Elements Behavioral Health is a family of behavioral health care programs that includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Sexual Recovery Institute, The Recovery Place and The Ranch. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit http://www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.
Reston, VA (PRWEB) June 06, 2012
Summer sun has been heating up over the last few weeks making it more important to protect our skin from damaging UV rays before they become a major health concern.
Skin cancer is quickly turning into an all too familiar and devastating story for many people. From June 3-9, EIC encourages people to take greater control of their health by understanding warning signs, following best practices and learning from those who are affected by the most preventable and pervasive form of cancer. Today, one woman shares her story to keep others protected.
I was a child growing up in the 50s. Family vacations meant swimming, camping, fishing for days on end with no regard for how long we were in the sun. In the 60s, we used reflective blankets to absorb as much as our bodies could stand. When I was modeling, we were putting iodine into baby oil as a tan enhancer. By the time the 70s rolled around, I was in college; driving 10 hours to the nearest beach for a tan weekend. We baked until our eyes were, literally, swollen closed. Then, wed do it again,said patient Henri Schneider of Sarasota, Florida.
In the early 90s I moved to Florida. Shortly thereafter, I began to develop white spots. Those spots turned brown some were like freckles others more like odd shaped moles. In 2000 I was diagnosed with skin cancer. Ive now been through more than 30 surgeries, thankfully, only a few have been malignant, but still, I have Basal Cell and Squamous Cell melanoma, Schneider continued.
It is imperative that stories like these make their way into the public consciousness if we are to shift attitude and behaviors about sun exposure and tanning, said Brian Dyak, President and CEO, EIC.
What may have once been a lifestyle is now becoming a call to action as more skin cancer diagnoses are delivered each day. Not only is excessive sun exposure a concern for skin cancer, but sun damage also causes premature aging. Sitting out in the sun may seem harmless, but as doctors and researchers tell us, its not.
Schneider stated, We didnt know back then the sun was dangerous and I dont want to die because of it. We knew the cute cartoon girl with the dog pulling on her bathing suit was cute and tan. If I had it all to do over again, Id tell myself the same thing I tell my daughter: Go for porcelain skin, embrace being fair skinned, wear hats and slather on the sunscreen even in winter, no matter where you live. And dont think for a minute that your eyes are immune wear sunglasses.
Schneiders story is real and similar stories are occurring nationwide. The media has the power to impart this safety message to viewers, potentially, changing lives.
We need to stop romanticizing that sun tanned skin is beautiful, because its lethal, we need to embrace the skin we were born with. Schneider concluded.
Marlton, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
October 14 through the 20th marks National Teen Driver Safety Week and in observance of this, the Toms River car accident attorneys at Console & Hollawell want all parents and teens to be aware of safe driving practices that could save your life. Console & Hollawell is doing a five-part series in honor of this national service: