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Fantasy World Comes to Life for Young Adult Readers

Orange, CT (PRWEB) April 2, 2007

Dungeons and Dragons and Lord of the Rings fans looking past Harry Potter for their next good read are in luck. Sorcery, swords and monsters abound in Ethan Rappaport’s fantasy novel, “The Legacy of Ogma” (ISBN 978-1419632952, BookSurge, 2006).

The story has a medieval setting and begins with Halia, a young woman forced into a life of thievery as a child. While deep within the forest, she stumbles upon an old castle in ruins. Inside she finds a crystal sphere, locked away within a protected treasure chest. Halia is puzzled by the sphere, but knows that it must contain some secret power.

In the journey that follows, Halia is joined by Xarun and Arwold, two powerful warriors, Ahriman, a sorcerer, Minaras, an elementalist, and his two apprentices, Oswynn and Thulin. The monstrous foes they must face include snake-headed goats, re-animated corpses and dragon-like mist creatures.

Throughout their travels, occasional glowing lights appear within the crystal sphere, leading the adventurers to speculate as to their meaning. Some of the travelers know more about the sphere than they let on, using it as a tool to spy on others. As the adventurers search for answers about the mysterious sphere, they travel through dense jungles and mountainous terrains, inside a glass wand and finally to a secret chamber beneath the ocean, where good and evil must battle face to face.

“The Legacy of Ogma” is the first book in Rappaport’s “Weapons Trilogy,” geared towards a young adult audience. As the trilogy name suggests, the books focus heavily on the weapons, which are Omga’s legacy. After reading “The Legacy of Ogma,” readers will no doubt have more questions about why the weapons were created and why they were hidden. These questions and more will be answered in Rappaport’s second book, “Forging Paradise,” due out at the end of the year. Readers are welcome to purchase “The Legacy of Ogma” at 20% off by ordering through Rappaport’s website with the coupon code, RDVIEW07.

Ethan Rappaport resides in Orange, Connecticut. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a professional software engineer. He was the co-founder of StatCard Entertainment, the first company to combine smart cards and trading cards. He pursues his passion for writing fantasy/adventure stories while commuting by train to and from work at a global financial services consulting firm in New York City. “The Legacy of Ogma” (ISBN 978-1419632952, BookSurge, 2006) can be purchased through online bookstores. For more information, visit http://www.weaponstrilogy.com. Review copies available upon request. Publicity contact: http://www.readerviews.com.

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NoteNiks Debuts Ecology Software for Young Children

Oakland, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2007

Sound Advice, makers of the award-winning NoteNiks product line, today announced the launch of “Respect Our Earth”: interactive software that teaches young children about taking care of the planet and “keeping green.”

According to Sound Advice, children as young as 5 years old — kindergarteners — are prime to begin to learn how simple things like recycling, composting, solar power and re-use are used to help protect the planet.

“It’s important, and easy, to teach these things to kids early on,” said Mindy Myers, CEO of Sound Advice. “Respect Our Earth is software that shows kids how to sort trash from recyclables, do simple things like turn off lights when not in use, and get a sense of how to care for their environmental surroundings. These simple lessons set the stage for a lifetime of good habits.”

Environmental concerns have become a global issue. While there are many organizations encouraging children in green activities, “Respect Our Earth” is the first piece of interactive ecology software that teaches while it entertains.

“Respect Our Earth is an engaging and fun-filled way for kids to learn about the environment. The characters are appealing and the content is a perfect supplement to any district or home-school science curriculum,” said Colleen Kessler, author of Hands-On Ecology: Real-Life Activities for Kids.

The software, created for kids age 5 – 10, teaches basic ecology through eight interactive games. Children learn about endangered animals, conservation methods, and where and how fuel alternatives such as wind and solar energy are used. It is through playing these games that children begin to understand the earth and its many resources.

“Teachers, parents and children will all enjoy learning about, and becoming advocates for, the environment with this fabulous program,” added Kessler.

In addition to the interactive games, “Respect Our Earth” software includes printable curriculum for teachers and home-schoolers, bonus activity pages, learning certificates and a built-in web browser with up-to-the-minute news about the environment.

Concluded Myers, “The sooner today’s kids learn to take care of the earth, the better chance we all have at a green tomorrow.”

The “NoteNiks Respect Our Earth” software is both PC and Mac compatible and available for purchase at http://www.noteniks.com. The software can also be purchased in smaller “Eco-packs” with subject-specific titles such as “Recycling” and “Energy”. These titles each contain two games and corresponding curriculum.

Other NoteNiks software titles include: “NoteNiks Healthy Eating & Exercise,” interactive games that teach 3 – 8 year olds about choosing a healthy diet that includes fruit, vegetables and exercise, and “NoteNiks Monthly and Weekly Menu Templates,” a year’s worth of monthly and weekly menu grids that can be customized for school and hospital food service directors. NoteNiks products have won awards from such reputable organizations as Dr. Toy, iParenting, Creative Child Magazine and more.

For more information, call: 510-547-0125 or visit http://www.noteniks.com.

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UK Proud to Protect Young Refugees, Says Red Cross Report


London UK (PRWEB) June 15, 2008

New research published today shows two thirds of people living in Britain are proud the UK provides a safe haven for refugee children fleeing persecution, but there remains widespread confusion about the issue of asylum, with many people grossly exaggerating the numbers of asylum seekers residing in the UK.

The research revealed 18 per cent of respondents believed the UK hosts more than half of the world’s asylum seekers – in fact the figure is less than 3 per cent of the 9.9 million refugees in the world (about 302,000 people), according to UNHCR statistics.

The ICM poll was commissioned by the British Red Cross to explore people’s perceptions of refugees and asylum seekers in the run-up to Refugee Week 2008, which this year takes places from the 16-22 June.

In 2006, 3,245 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children aged 17 or under claimed asylum in the UK, with the majority of them coming from Afghanistan (30%), Iran (10%), Eritrea (10%) and Somalia (8%). Reasons included the death of their parents, detention and torture, forced recruitment as child soldiers, persecution due to ethnic group, or the political activities of their family.

The Red Cross supports refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children to adjust to life in this country, make friends and access essential services such as health care and education. The Red Cross can even put young people back in touch with lost family members through its international tracing and message service.

Charles (17), originally from Cameroon, sought refuge in the UK just over a year ago. He said: “My mum and dad were both killed because of their involvement in politics. I went to live with my uncle, but our lawyer told me it was no longer safe to stay”. Alone in Manchester, he found out about a Red Cross peer education project, which helped him make friends and provided training in peer befriending and first aid. Charles now teaches first aid to other young people and is studying law at City College Manchester.

To mark Refugee Week 2008, the British Red Cross is launching a UK-wide social networking campaign supported by actor Dougray Scott. The campaign will give young refugees and asylum seekers like Charles a platform to tell their story through video diaries, which will be showcased through sites such as Facebook, Bebo and YouTube, as well as the British Red Cross Refugee Week website.

Dougray explains: “Young people – including children who may have arrived in Britain alone and without their family – can be particularly vulnerable. Some have experienced violence and trauma and need extra support. The Red Cross helps them access essential services and find their way around.”

British Red Cross staff and volunteers throughout the UK will be taking part in Refugee Week by holding events and activities, from comedy nights to workshops in schools.

Nick-Scott Flynn, head of British Red Cross refugee services, said: “The Red Cross Movement protects people fleeing conflict throughout the world and that includes those who arrive in the UK. Refugees make an enormous contribution to the UK, socially, culturally and economically, and Refugee Week is a chance to celebrate that fact.”

Notes to editors

The research results show many people significantly overestimate the number of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Only 11% of those surveyed got the correct figure of 3%, whilst 18% of people asked thought the UK was home to over 50% of the world’s population of asylum seekers. Despite this, two thirds of people in the UK (66%) say they are proud that the UK provides a safe haven for young refugees fleeing persecution.

ICM interviewed a random sample of 2,068 adults aged 18+ by telephone between 21st -25th May 2008. Surveys were conducted across the country and the results have been weighted to the profile of all adults. ICM is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Further information at the ICM website.

Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events to celebrate the positive contribution refugees make to the UK and encourage a better understanding between communities. This year, it takes place between 16 – 22 June.

The Red Cross believes that young refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children should be treated as children first and migrants second, and therefore deserve the same respect, consideration and rights as all other young people.

The video diaries are by young refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children aged 16-24 from Somalia, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Ivory Coast and Cameroon and can be viewed at the British Red Cross Refugee Week website

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.

Case studies and photos are available, and interviews can be arranged on request.

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Monetta Young Investor Fund Partners with Kidnexions Software Program


Wheaton, IL (PRWEB) February 24, 2009

The Monetta Young Investor Fund (http://www.younginvestorfund.com, NASDAQ: MYIFX) has established a partnership with Kidnexions (http://www.kidnexions.com), which offers a kids savings and money management software program, called KidsSave. The software is designed to help kids keep track of their money and encourage saving through reward incentives. Shareholders currently invested in the Monetta Young Investor Fund are eligible to receive a 45% discount for the KidsSave software program.

“The KidsSave software program is a great way for kids to have fun tracking their savings,” says Bob Bacarella, Monetta’s president. “A basic key in teaching financial literacy is to encourage kids to become involved in the saving process to reach their goals.”

Kidnexions was founded on the idea that kids learn best when engaged in interesting and relevant activities that are connected to their everyday lives. The co-founders of Kidnexions are John and Karyn Hodgens. Karyn Hodgens resume includes a B.A. in Child Development and a Masters of Arts in Education, with a specialization in Elementary Mathematics. With a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, John Hodgens is presently employed as a software engineer.

The Monetta Young Investor Fund is a no-load mutual fund designed to get kids involved in the investment process with an innovative portfolio structure, a financial literacy program and tuition credits that may be applied at over 225 colleges nationwide. The minimum investment is $ 100, with the establishment of a $ 25 monthly automatic investment plan.*

For more information on KidsSave software, please visit http://www.kidnexions.com or for more information on the Monetta Young Investor Fund, please visit http://www.younginvestorfund.com or call 1-866-YNG-INVESTOR (964-4683).

*An Automatic Investment Plan does not assure, and does not protect against, a loss in declining markets. Such a plan involves continuous investment in securities regardless of fluctuating price levels and investors should consider their financial ability to continue purchases through periods of low price levels.

Monetta Financial Services, Inc. is the investment advisor to the Monetta No-Load Mutual Funds. It is the sponsor of a college saving program that includes college Tuition Rewards/Credits, student scholarships, financial literacy program and incentive driven college savings plan.

The Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company, and it may be obtained by calling 1-800-Monetta, or visiting http://www.monetta.com. Read it carefully before investing.

Limiting the purchase of individual stocks to companies that produce products or provide services that are recognized by children or teenagers may be a risk if this sector underperforms, which can be significantly affected by the performance of the overall economy, interest rates, competition, consumer confidence and spending, and changes in demographics and consumer tastes. The portion of the Fund that invests in underlying ETF’s that track the Index will be subject to certain risks which are unique to tracking the Index. By investing in ETF’s, you will indirectly bear your share of any fees and expenses charged by the underlying funds, in addition to indirectly bearing the principal risks of the funds. Please refer to the prospectus for further details. All investments, including those in mutual funds, have risks and principal loss is possible.

While the Funds’ are no-load, management and distribution fees and other expenses may apply.

Distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.

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Monetta Young Investor Fund Partners with Munny Journey: A Dollar A Day May Turn Your Child Into A Millionaire


Wheaton, IL (PRWEB) April 2, 2009

The Monetta Young Investor Fund (http://www.younginvestorfund.com) NASDAQ: MYIFX has established a partnership with Munny Journey (http://www.munnyjourney.com), which offers a keepsake journal for a baby’s first investments. The journal is designed to allow parents to compile a fascinating and comprehensive record of their child’s financial journey through their first years.

“The “Munny Journey” is a great addition to our age-based investment kits for the 1 to 7 year olds,” says Bob Bacarella, Monetta’s president. “It’s both a keepsake journal and an educational tool to help parents get children started on the path to financial security.”

The Munny Journey is a creation of Brad Dugdale, a veteran financial adviser and author of two books on personal finance. The journal is modeled after traditional baby books with two primary themes. The first is the keepsake theme, with pages dedicated to recording financial dreams and memories, such as baby’s first dollar and first investment. The second theme organizes the journal into chapters, with easy to understand text about different investments and concepts, in a new and unique way. The journal’s goal is to present the value of starting an investment plan early, illustrating the magic of compounding interest.

“Most people are shocked to learn a new baby could potentially become a millionaire over their lifetime for one dollar a day,**” says Brad Dugdale. “The key is to start investing that dollar per day in a stock mutual fund, that provides the opportunity to start with a low minimum investment and low additional deposit requirements.”

The Monetta Young Investor Fund is a no-load mutual fund that invests half of its portfolio in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) that track the S&P 500 Index combined with investments in large-cap growth companies that are recognized by most investors. The fund is designed to get kids involved in the investment process with an innovative portfolio structure, a financial literacy program and tuition discount credits that may be applied at over 225 colleges nationwide. The minimum initial investment is $ 100, with the establishment of a $ 25 monthly automatic investment plan.*

For more information on Munny Journey, please visit http://www.munnyjourney.com or for more information on the Monetta Young Investor Fund, please visit http://www.younginvestorfund.com or call 1-866-YNG-INVESTOR (964-4683).

*An Automatic Investment Plan does not assure, and does not protect against, a loss in declining markets. Such a plan involves continuous investment in securities regardless of fluctuating price levels and investors should consider their financial ability to continue purchases through periods of low price levels.

**Hypothetical scenario assumes one dollar per day, earning an estimated average 9% annual return compounded annually for a period of 65 years.

The Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company, and it may be obtained by calling 1-800-Monetta, or visiting http://www.monetta.com. Read it carefully before investing.

Tuition Rewards are remitted solely as a reduction from the college’s full tuition bill and are not awarded in cash. Certain restrictions may apply. The Tuition Rewards program is offered and administered by SAGE Scholars, Inc., a private for-profit corporation. Monetta Financial Services, Inc., (MFSI) through a partnership with SAGE Scholars offers a college tuition reduction program that may be used at over 225 participating colleges nationwide. All cost for the College Savings Program including participation in the Tuition Rewards Program are paid by MFSI. For program details and restrictions please visit http://www.tuitionrewards.com.

Limiting the purchase of individual stocks to companies that produce products or provide services that are recognized by children or teenagers may be a risk if this sector underperform, which can be significantly affected by the performance of the overall economy, interest rates, competition, consumer confidence and spending, and changes in demographics and consumer tastes. The portion of the Fund that invests in underlying ETF that track the Index will be subject to certain risks which are unique to tracking the Index. By investing in ETF, you will indirectly bear your share of any fees and expenses charged by the underlying funds, in addition to indirectly bearing the principal risks of the funds. Please refer to the prospectus for further details. All investments, including those in mutual funds, have risks and principal loss is possible.

While the Funds’ are no-load, management and distribution fees and other expenses may apply.

Distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.

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Young Survivors of Sex Trafficking Inspire Beyonce, Halle Berry and More to Join ‘Girls Are Not for Sale’ Campaign

New York (PRWEB) June 30, 2009

GEMS: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, the nation’s largest survivor-led organization serving American girls and young women who have experienced sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, is joining forces with Beyonc

Stardoll Rings Up ChildLine: Creative Self-Expression Seen as Highly Effective in New Online Initiative for Young People

(PRWeb UK) February 2, 2010

Stardoll, the place for fame, fashion and friends for young women, and ChildLine, a service provided by the NSPCC, today unveiled the winners of an innovative campaign. It links creative self expression and fashion with a new ChildLine initiative that encourages teens to share their feelings via a range of online services.

During the month of December, Stardoll members were given the opportunity to submit an original design by taking their mood of the day and converting it into fashion. There were 76,000 total submissions with over 250,000 members voting on the 7-21 winning designs to be selected and displayed in a new StarPlaza store (virtual retail area of the site), which launches today.

The introduction to ChildLine on Stardoll happened on the 16th of November and coincided with National Beat Bullying week (Beat Bullying Organisation). During that week, Stardoll delivered a virtual green telephone to each user. The green telephone, a heritage icon of NSPCCs ChildLine was placed into 3.3 million UK users suites. The ringing telephone, when each user clicks on it, links them to the Childline hub, where they see information on ChildLine. The next phase was centered around a new Moodi Wear Label competition that encouraged users to respond to a weekly brief by creating a design based on an emotion. (e.g week 1 happy, wk 2, sad etc for a total of 7 weeks).

The ChildLine ‘how u feelin?’ campaign, designed to reach out to more children and young people online, offers a place to play, explore and talk about feelings and anxieties in a safe environment. The hub site offers children tools to express their feelings through poems, pictures, and emotion-type moodies to keep track of their moods. Children can also confidentially contact ChildLine qualified counsellors through phone, online chat, email and text. Recent Childline ‘how u feelin?’ poll revealed a sharp rise in stress levels for children in their mid teens. The number of children saying they felt stressed most of the time was more than double between two age groups, from 12% of 11-13 year olds to 27% of 14-16 year olds.

The moodies and ‘how u feelin?’ campaign on Stardoll has surpassed our expectations in reaching out to our core audience, said Ian MacArthur, Creative Director and Head of Brand Marketing of NSPCC. More than 227,042 girls reported how they felt in the first two weeks of the campaign and we anticipate doubling that interaction in the coming weeks.

Starting this week, Stardoll members will also be able to look back over the month of January and see how many days they were happy, sad, angry, etc. If they report how they feel for more than 50% of the month they will qualify for a Limited Edition gift. The winning Moodi Wear Label designers collections will be made available in the StarPlaza today and in the new Moodi Store. The winning girls will be spending an afternoon with the designer who selected their designs and participate in activities around London Fashion Week in February.

There are currently Stardoll communities in 17 languages in over 200 countries. To date, over 48.8 million Medolls have been created, and more than 39 million unique users worldwide visit The Stardoll Network each month.

About ChildLine

ChildLine, a service of the NSPCC, is the UKs free, confidential 24-hour helpline for children and young people, with trained volunteer counselors available to comfort, advise and protect. The ChildLine service still has the same well known telephone number 0800 1111 and children and young people can still call 24-hours a day and receive the same crucial service.

About the Child’s Voice Appeal

The Child’s Voice Appeal aims to raise

From the Runway to the Racetrack…..Allen Iverson, Terrell Owens, Vince Young, and Other Notable Athletes and Entertainers Lend Their Time and Talents to Charity Fashion Show During Kentucky Derby Weekend


Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 24, 2010

Fashion Lives! A Derby Vogue Affair provides a platform for fashion designers, artists, jewelers, hat milners, and shoemakers to showcase their latest collections while bringing about change for the betterment of the lives of children in foster care waiting to be adopted into loving families.

Fashion Lives! A Derby Vogue Affair is much more than your average fashion show; apart from a spectacular head-turning runway filled with the latest fashions and amazing custom hats, the event will also highlight the rich and illustrious history of the derby, its unique vogue style, and its’ illuminating jockey precedence. The event’s special moment will shine the spotlight on pioneers in fashion, sports and entertainment.

The shows mission is to annually motivate and inspire innovative fashion and the art industries’ leading and emerging designers to unveil their lines, talents and vision to influential and elite power players on the eve of the time-honored, Kentucky Derby. Fashion Lives! A Derby Vogue Affair will feature designers and patrons who have an earnest interest in raising awareness and enriching the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected children.

Part of the proceeds from the inaugural fashion show benefits two very worthy non-profit organizations that work tirelessly to enhance the day-to-day lives of these extraordinary children in crisis; Juli’s Kids Motivated to Succeed, and Louisville’s’ own, Home of Innocents. Home of the Innocents, a private, non-profit agency that has been in operation for 130 years, last year served almost 2,000 children and families. The organization is the region’s open arms to kids in crisis – caring for children of abuse, abandonment and neglect, those who are medically fragile, and children with autism.

Juli’s Kids Motivated to Succeed, a non-profit organization, founded in 1998, and recently renamed, was formed to nurture the need of millions of children in our nation’s foster care and social service systems. The mission of Juli’s Kids is to enrich the quality of life of today’s abused, abandoned and neglected children throughout the United States whose futures have been directly impacted by circumstances which have placed them within the foster care system. Juli’s Kids focuses on youths in group homes, child protective services and child abuse shelters.

World renowned designer lines as well as new, up and coming designers will grace the catwalk. Title sponsor Jam Sports & Entertainment is joined by Red Bull, American Airlines, Horseshoe Casino & Hotel, and Carol’s Daughter. Each of these partners will provide a unique combination of hospitality, services and attractions to support the fundraising efforts of this grand gala.

Fashion Lives! A Derby Vogue Affair will be held on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 8:30 PM at the Showroom of Horseshoe Casino & Hotel followed by a party with the stars until 2 AM. Tickets range in price: $ 50, $ 100, $ 250; the $ 2,500 and the $ 4,000 levels both include VIP access, autographed memorabilia, table seating and derby ticket to private Fashion Lives Celebrity Jockey Suite at Churchill Downs). Tickets are on sale now at http://www.jamsports247.com/fashionlives or charge by phone at 301.868.8856.

For press information including complimentary hi-resolution celebrity photographs, please contact:

Eddie Rhodman, Jr.

DFSM

404-423-4493

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Tips for Buying a Car for Your Young Driver

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 4, 2010

Like many parents, you may be considering buying your high school or college graduate a car as a gift this summer. And like most parents, you need to compromise the age of the car, safety features and the style your graduate is looking for with your budget. Most likely, you are considering a used car as a graduation gift.

According to Frank Cantor, owner of Cantors Driving School Dont even consider a car without Anti-lock brakes. This is one safety feature that is not worth compromising on. Its important to get the newest safety features possible when shopping for a car for your young driver.

Consumer Reports recommends with any used car purchase to have it thoroughly inspected by a qualified mechanic before you buy it. Jud Matthey, ASE Certified Master Mechanic and owner of Matthey Automotive in Collingswood, NJ says Looking for a model with a history of safety and reliability is your best bet. Some of the safest most reliable cars out there are Hondas, Toyotas and Fords.

On initial inspection, check tire tread and pressure, warning lights on the dash board, fluid levels and quality (oil, transmission, brake and coolant) and look for leaks under the car. If any of these are bad, move on to the next used car says Mr. Matthey. Also ask the history of the vehicle. Has it been regularly maintained? Have there been any major repairs? Can the owner provide you with a service history? How many owners have there been? These are all important things to ask before making a purchase.

Once you find a car both you and your young driver can agree on, then is the time to take it to your mechanic for a more thorough inspection. An ASE Certified Mechanic can tell you more about the car, and if any major repairs will be needed in the near future says Mr. Matthey. Its worth the investment to be sure you are buying a safe and reliable vehicle for your child.

Tremendous advances in crash protection have been made in the past 10 years. Check the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (http://www.iihs.org) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (http://www.safercar.org) Web sites to see crash results for models you are considering. Both sites post results that go back to the 1990s.

Mr. Matthey also recommends looking for a vehicle with the most safety features as possible. Look for a model that has multistage advanced front air bags, side and head-protection curtain airbags, antilock brakes and electronic stability control. All these life saving safety features are worth the extra money if you can afford it. For help ensuring the used car you are buying is safe contact Jud Matthey at http://www.MattheyAutomotive.com or call him at 856-854-2507.

SUVs and sports cars are not the best option for young drivers, says Frank Cantor. They are the most unstable and the easiest to drive too fast. For inexperienced drivers, its best to look for a vehicle with a 5-Star Safety Rating, such as the Mazda 3. All of the vehicles used at Cantors Driving School are Mazdas with 5-Star Safety Ratings. You can find all the Insurance Institute for Highway Safetys crash-test ratings at http://www.hwysafety.org.

Vehicles with electronic stability control (ESC) are my first choice for young drivers says Mr. Cantor. ESC is proven to keep cars from sliding which can prevent an accident in the first place. Experience is the number one factor that affects drivers in a crash. If you can help prevent the crash in the first place, its obviously a benefit. To contact Frank Cantor for safer driving tips and driving instruction for your young driver visit http://www.cantorsdrivingschool.com or call Frank at 610-277-1050.

Overall, the decision of what car to buy should be based on safety and reliability. Explain this to your teen when shopping for a used car, so they can understand why some of the models and styles they like are not options. There are many sources for more information on safe cars, such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the National Traffic Safety Administration and Consumer Reports.

About Cantors Driving School: Cantors serves the Greater Philadelphia area including Montgomery, Chester and Philadelphia Counties. We have been in the driver training business for over 30 years and have trained over 25,000 drivers in that time. Cantors Driving School is owned and operated by Allans son, Frank Cantor. For more information call 610-277-1050 or visit http://www.cantorsdrivingschool.com.

About Matthey Automotive: Matthey Automotive was founded in November of 2001 by Jud Matthey, Owner and ASE Master Automobile Technician. Jud has over 17 years of professional automotive experience. Matthey Automotive moved to our main Collingswood location on Route 130 over 5 years ago and is now a local Collingswood fixture. Our newest location is located in Historic downtown Collingswood at the corner of Haddon Avenue and Browning Road. We pride ourselves in offering our local community and surrounding area the highest quality automotive service possible. For more information call 856-854-2507 or visit http://www.mattheyautomotive.com.

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