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I hope and pray that this part of my site will assist in some small way do this. The Kids Links are all about the safety of our children. In fact the safety of our children is paramount, please accept nothing less

Unfortunately, child sexual abuse is not uncommon. If you find out a child has been sexually abused, it’s important to ensure the child feels safe before determining how to help them. You can call a helpline, utilize helpful resources, or contact an attorney for legal advice.

Whether you’re helping a child after they suffered sexual abuse or you’re now an adult survivor, it’s critical to understand the symptoms of child sexual abuse, its long-term effects, and how to help overcome the resulting trauma.

What is Child Sexual Abuse?
How Often Does Child Sexual Abuse Occur?
Where Does Child Sexual Abuse Happen?
Warning Signs & Symptoms of Child Sexual Abuse or Molestation
What to Do After a Child Tells You They’ve Been Sexually Abused
Where to Find Help for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse
Long-Lasting Effects of Child Sexual Abuse or Molestation
How to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Who Can Sue in a Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuit?
Sexual Abuse Laws & Changes in Claim Window Periods

13 seconds.
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.
13 seconds.
According to the FBI, there’s a burglary (involving home invasion) every 13 seconds in America.
With a generous pause for breath, that means there’s been one since you started reading this piece.
You can do the math if you like, but your friends at the FBI have done it for you. 2.5 million is the figure you’re looking for. 2.5 million home invasion burglaries.
Each year.

It’s time to talk about home security.
Table of Contents
1 Home Security System: 3 Levels Of Goals
1.1 Level 1: Deterrent
1.1.1 Locking Your Doors And Windows
1.1.2 Lights And Action
1.2 Level 2: On-Scene Incapacitation
1.3 Level 3: Identification
2 How Effective are Home Security Systems?
3 Video Surveillance Systems
3.1 Costs
3.2 Camera Placement
4 Alarm Systems
4.1 Contract Security
5 Securing Of Doors And Locks
6 Securing Of Windows
7 Securing Your Garden, Garages And Shed
8 Guide To Home Security: Summary

Nick Vujicic at Telford State Prison


My name is Nick Vujicic and I’m 33 years old. I was born without arms or legs and given no medical reason for this condition. Faced with countless challenges and obstacles, God has given me the strength to surmount what others might call impossible.
I'm totally in love with the awesome work Life Without Limbs is doing in the lives of inmates, inmate families, prison guards and prison staff through our jail ministry.

It all started last May when I spoke to inmates at the Barry Telford Unit in Texas.
I heard that the measure of success for a prison program is based on how many inmates get up to use the restroom during the presentation. God was good that day last May...not one inmate left the room for the entire time I was speaking. Not just that, but I could literally see their eyes smiling as the truth of God started to seep in through the walls of their hearts. Only God can do that!

Here's what one inmate told me, with tears streaming down his face...
"I've been in jail for 16 years and I'm getting out in two months. Before today, I was so scared! Now that you've shared the love of God with me, I know I will find a way to survive...because of Jesus. Thank you!"

The Ultimate Survival Food List For a Family of 4 (2020 Update)

You’re ready to crank up the food storage. And you’ll be doing it for your family of 4. Fantastic! Building up a well-fortified pantry is an important undertaking.

It’s important to remember however, that stocking up on survival food is a 2-fronted battle:

Stocking up on things that you will actually eat, and
Learning how to actually cook and eat the things that you stockpile.
In other words, don’t just stock up on 100 pounds of rice or dry beans if you don’t really know how to cook rice or beans. And at the same, you should learn how to actually cook and prepare rice and beans in some tasty ways that you like.

For many of us, #2 is probably a harder task. Compared to generations gone before, most of us are really far removed from cooking, especially cooking with the kind of raw, bulk ingredients that typically store really well. For that reason, I recommend collecting a handful of easy to prepare survival recipes, so that our “bucket o’ beans” isn’t just some weird, boring thing in the pantry that we’ll figure out on the day that we absolutely have to (bad idea anyway).

This guide provides you with our complete survival food list, our recommendations on supplies for creating and preserving your own long term foods, criteria to look for when you’re building your food storage, and answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Table of Contents
Quick and Easy Meals
Grains and Starches
Sauces, Oils, and Condiments
Shelf Stable Dairy
Snacks and Luxuries
Juices and Other Beverages
Bulk Staples
Freeze Dried Emergency Foods
Baking Ingredients
Vitamins and Supplements
Animal and Pet Food Storage
Criteria for Choosing Your Survival Food
Survival Food Storage and Preservation Supplies
Frequently Asked Questions
Ready to Get Going?

4 easy tips to keep your kids safe online

Like every parent, you want your kids to discover the world with wonder and delight. But on the internet, all that wonder and delight can be too much, too fast.

Today, you know all too well the dangers hiding on the World Wide Web. And whether it’s for schoolwork, entertainment, or just socializing with friends, the internet will surely be a major part of your child’s life. So, it’s important to teach them how to stay safe online.

Here are four tips to ensure they learn to use their laptops, phones, and other connected devices responsibly.

Communicate effectively
It’s not the easiest thing to do with kids, but keeping open lines of communication is key. You want them to know they can share their online activities with you, as well as alert you if something is wrong. Simple strategies include:

Talking to them about their online presence as early as possible, ideally before they begin to use email, social media, or a smartphone.

Discussing what they find interesting online and learning from them about popular websites and apps; this will create a rapport and allow you to identify potential risks.

A Guide For Parents Of Children With Sleep Apnea

Table Of Contents
1. What Is Sleep Apnea?
2. What Are the Types of Sleep Apnea Affecting Children?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)
Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome
3. What Are Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea in Children?
4. What Causes Pediatric Sleep Apnea?
5. What Are the Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea in Children?
6. What Are the Complications of Sleep Apnea?
7. How Is Sleep Apnea in Children Diagnosed?
8. What Is the Treatment for Children with Sleep Apnea?
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Oral/Dental Appliances
Lifestyle Changes

How much time do you spend on social media? 2, 3 or even more hours a day? Meanwhile, posting and communicating on social networking websites are not just bells and whistles, they often put our safety and privacy at risk.
But how to stay secure and improve your social media safety?
In order to do this, you have to learn all possible risks of social media and know useful practical tips on how to protect your private data on social networks.
In this guide, I will show you how to use social media safely and secure your accounts.
Let’s dive right in.
Why social networks are not safe?
Top threats of social media
Security tips for social media privacy and safety
How to stay safe on Facebook?
How to protect your data on Instagram?
How to guard yourself on Twitter?

N95 and Surgical Face Masks studied: Effective or a waste of time?
Posted by Chris Dangerfield on Jun 02, 2020

A recent study from the Lancet shows that a 6ft separation is significantly more effective at reducing transmission of Covid-19 that 3ft.

This study on viral transmission goes a good way to advising on other recommended steps to follow if you are considering venturing out, or going back to work, or you're going to be around friends and family who might be more vulnerable.

Many parents are looking for ways to protect their children above and beyond just buying masks or social distancing. Life insurance purchases have risen as parents seek to protect their family’s future. Also, as school districts discuss sending kids back to school in the fall, some parents are wondering if an umbrella insurance policy could provide their children with additional protection.
What is Umbrella Insurance?
Umbrella insurance provides extra liability coverage for you and your family. Your auto insurance protects your teenage daughter if she gets in an at-fault accident while texting. Homeowners insurance would cover you if the neighbor’s son tripped over your sprinkler and broke his arm. But what about the times you or your family are away from your home or car? Umbrella insurance extends liability protection to all other circumstances – like when your child is at school.

Liability insurance kicks in when you’re liable – or at fault – for causing injury or damage. It can apply in situations where auto or homeowners insurance aren’t applicable, or cover costs accrued once the limits on those policies have been reached. If you’re responsible for someone else’s medical and legal bills, an umbrella policy could cover those costs.

Typically, umbrella policies cover;
Personal injury
Bodily injury
Property damage
Personal liability insurance, or an umbrella policy, would cover yourself, your spouse, and your children. However, your personal umbrella policy may not cover someone in your household who has auto or property coverage in their own name or through another insurer. For example, your daughter may be excluded from your umbrella policy if she has renters insurance on her off campus apartment. Your grandma, who lives in your spare bedroom upstairs, may not be covered on your policy if she has her own auto insurance policy.


30+ Years of Protecting Children
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety of children. Our goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, assist in the location of missing children, and prevent child victimization.

Did You Know?
Every October, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) observes Fire Prevention Safety Week for families to plan, prepare and think about the importance of fire safety. Of course, every week is a good week to talk about fire safety because you never know when a fire emergency can strike. Here are a few fire safety tips and facts for you and your family to keep in mind.
Fire Safety Facts & Statistics
On average, seven people die in home fires every day.
Fire departments respond to an average of 355,400 home fires each year.
Cooking appliances are the leading cause of home fires.
65 percent of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors.
It only takes 30 seconds for a small fire to spread.
Kids Fire Safety Tips & To-Dos
Parents Fire Safety Tips & To-Dos
Making a Fire Evacuation Plan
Practice the Family Fire Drill
Download the Fire Safety Checklist
Fire Prevention Week Activities

Safety Resource for Kids - Vancouver BC

Missing Children Canada Society
When a child first goes missing, the police, the media and the community rally together to help the terrified family search for their child. But as time goes by, that involvement gradually decreases, leaving the family to continue their search – seemingly alone.
The Missing Children Society of Canada was established in 1986 to help these families.
Since then, our unique and comprehensive programs have assisted police and families in active and ongoing searches for missing children, helping to bring answers and reuniting missing children with their families.
Missing Children Facebook

Child/Youth Safety Tips


Enough Is Enough (EIE), a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, emerged in 1994 as the national leader on the front lines to make the Internet safer for children and families. Since then, EIE has pioneered efforts to confront online pornography, child pornography, child stalking, sexual predation, and other forms of online victimization. By leveraging its expertise, growing national partnership network, and positive reputation among the public, media, law enforcement, and Internet industry, EIE continues to advance innovative initiatives and effective communication strategies to protect children online...SEE MORE

“ How to Keep Children Safe in Public Spaces”
• Why kids should be allowed to play outside - how outdoor play benefits children physically and socially, safety tips for taking children to play outside the home, and a showcase of successful, kid-friendly public spaces that have become a vital part of their communities.
• Understanding the risks of outdoor play - this includes doing a risk assessment of public spaces (downloadable template included), recognising potential outdoor hazards, key criteria for safe play areas, and knowing how to talk to your kids about safety and danger.
• Tips for families to ensure spending time outside and in public spaces can be as safe and enjoyable as possible, advice from experts, how to help build your kids confidence to playing outside, and even advice for older children.
• Other helpful tips and online resources for parents and guardians to help keep their kids safe whilst playing outside.



How to Identify Hazards in the School

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) notes in its most recent guidance for schools that ‘there is a new understanding of the benefits of risk-taking as part of young people’s

Development’, and that:

Safety education and integrating risk within the curriculum is key to this

Meanwhile, schools have a primary duty to safeguard the staff and young people in their care, while at the same time creating the ‘risk aware, but not risk averse’ citizens of tomorrow

A systematic approach to managing safety and health risks is important; ethically, it is the right thing to do, and it enables the school to comply with their duties under health and safety law

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes a duty on all employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of employees and others, including school visitors and pupils

As such, schools also have legal responsibilities for safety, and it is an integral part of the Ofsted framework

When identifying and addressing potential health and safety risks in schools or educational environments, hazards can broadly be broken down into two main categories:

risks to employees
risks to pupils
Since there’s a significant amount of crossover due to both groups sharing an environment/workplace, much of this guide will apply both to pupils and staff - but the focus will largely be on issues around keeping children safe in schools

See section (4) for specific details on educational staff hazard statistics and awareness

Responsibilities and record-keeping
Schools are responsible for the day-to-day health and safety of its pupils whenever those pupils are under the care of school staff

In most cases, this includes both lesson and break times, as well as school trips and any other staff-supervised extracurricular activity held on or off the immediate school premises

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require that schools make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk to health and safety of staff, pupils and others

If pupils will be involved in an activity where there is an element of risk, schools need to be able to show that they have taken ‘all reasonably practicable precautions’

Final sign-off duties for an individual establishment’s internal health and safety policy will depend to some extent on the type of school in question

Similarly, ultimate legal responsibility (including health and safety accountability) for staff and pupils lies with the employer, just like in other workplaces

In schools, the definition of ‘the employer’ can change according to the school type

Other school managers involved in the day-to-day running of educational establishments also have some key responsibilities

Article is from the UK

Written by Edwin Estioko with Laura Phillips - Reporting and Photos by Edwin Estioko

*Warning: This account contains disturbing details of sexual violence.

“How can an abused child praise God the Father, when she was raped by her own father? How can the children thank God when they are being hurt and punched in the face every day? How can they sing songs when their own mothers are taking pictures of them naked and then selling their pictures?”

There’s a new kind of darkness that’s preying on Filipino children in poverty: online sexual exploitation.

Online sexual exploitation, otherwise known as cybersex trafficking, refers to the act of forcing children to remove their clothes and perform unspeakable acts in front of a cell phone or computer camera. These videos are streamed to online predators from anywhere in the world in real time—in most cases, by their own parents or relatives.
View Full Article at COMPASSION CANADA

Compassion connects you and the church around the world to end poverty in the life of a child, in Jesus’ name
Please view "How to Donate or Sponsor a Child" @ Compassion Canada



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Help a church in Nicaragua open a holistic child development ministry.
Help a church in Tanzania open a holistic child development ministry.
Help moms and babies in Nicaragua survive—and thrive!
Help moms and babies in the Dominican Republic survive—and thrive!
Help moms and babies in El Salvador survive—and thrive!
Urgent Needs
Give to our Urgent Needs fund, and we will make sure your donation goes to the needs our church partners have identified as the most pressing in their communities.

Christian Parents Forum


Christian Parents Forum was created with the goal of building an online community of Christian parents. With God’s help, this community will grow to not only be a source of information and fellowship for Christian parents, but also a venue that will be both an outreach and resource to the parenting community at large.
Parenting is a tough job….really tough. At the same time, it’s arguably one of the most important jobs any of us will ever have. Hopefully this online community gives you a chance to help others, to be helped, to make new friends, and to grow as a parent. If one person accepts Christ because of this community, then it’s a huge success. With God’s help this community will have a positive impact on the lives of many parents and children.

How successful will we be in fulfilling that mission? The countless hours of hard work that have been put into Christian Parents Forum to date won’t be the deciding factor. It won’t be the dedication of the administrator and moderators. It won’t even be because of all the awesome people that are and will be a part of this community. The outcome of this effort will be whatever God has it planned to be.....
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed..... In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:3,9

Children, Youth, and Depression

While we may think of low mood or other challenges as adult problems, they can affect people at any age. Children and teens can experience mental illnesses like depression. Sometimes it can be difficult for adults to understand how difficult children’s problems can be because we look at their problems through adult eyes. But the pressures of growing up can be very hard for some children. It’s important that we remind ourselves that while their problems may seem unimportant to us, they can feel overwhelming to young people. It’s important to take depression in young people seriously.

BC Benefits Child Care Act

The Secret of the Silver Horse

Is designed for cildren and their parents to learn more about the FBI through age-appropiate games, tips, stories and interactives. We aslo introduce you to our working dogs and show how FBI special agents and analists investigate cases.
Run by the FBI

Click on Picture's purpose is to prevent bullying in our society through education and awareness. We provide educational programs and resources to individuals, families, educational institutions and organizations. We make available online learning and educational resources in order to help people deal effectively and positively with the act of bullying and its long-lasting negative consequences.


Our goal is to create a feature length documentary to COMBAT PORNOGRAPHY addiction among children and teens.

Would You Like to Host a SCREENING


First, it will educate the viewer about:
  • The life of porn stars
• The damage porn can cause (including the objectification and abuse of women and children)
• The growing epidemic of heavy porn exposure
• Usage and addiction amongst children and youth

Second, it will propose a solution:
We think that adult websites should be mandated to install meaningful age verification systems so that no one under the age of 18 can access their highly addictive material.
This new law would help protect our kids online and provide an easy and effective way for parents and caregivers to prevent their children from being exposed to pornography.

Project Info:
Over 18 is a clear-eyed examination of modern pornography and its effects on kids, teens, parents, and porn stars. The goal of the project is to educate youth on the realities of pornography, help their parents understand the growing epidemic of hardcore porn usage, and propose solutions for preventing exposure and addiction in the first place.

We will provide a publicity package to help you invite people to the screening.

Run Time: The film is 75 mins, so expect your event to be about 2 hours with intro and closing.

We will provide a stack of printable resources to help parents, teachers, and addicts.

What does the evening look like?
Here's the basic setup:
-the host introduces the night and the film
-film plays
-optional: you can round up a panel of local experts, or invite one of the directors in for a Q+A (email for more details)
-host wraps the event
-people stick around to sign petitions, talk, explore resources, etc.

Tech Requirements:
We’ll mail you an encrypted USB key. Plug it into your laptop and you’re good to go! Once your event is over, just mail it back in the envelope provided.

What's the cost?
The cost for a standard screening license is $195. We typically average 100-200 per screening, so it works out to less than a tea or coffee per person!

Ocean Recovery Centre
Blackpool, Lancashire FY2 9NS Watford, Herts, WD17 3BH - UK - England -

The Ultimate Guide to Overcoming Internet Porn Addiction

In this post, we discuss the hot topic of Internet porn addiction. Millions of men across the globe are thought to be suffering with Internet porn addiction. A recent study says around 33% of males aged between 16-34 years old are addicted to Internet porn and this figure is growing every day as high-speed Internet proliferates.

In this post, we discuss how Internet porn hijacks your brain’s reward circuits and how Internet porn weakens the logical part of your brain’s ability to exercise willpower over your addiction to Internet porn. By the time you have finished reading this post, you will hopefully be highly motivated to finally ridding your life of Internet pornography once and for all.
Please See Much More on Ocean Recovery Centre Website

Average Student Loan Debt in the U.S. 2018 Statistics

College is more expensive than ever. Proof: 44 million people have student loans they’re trying to pay off.

Here at Comet, we want to help you stop beating yourself up about your debt and start making real strides to pay it off. $200 million dollars. That’s how much college grads have saved on student loan payments—working with Comet. How much could you save?

We’re not a lender. We’re a partner in helping you manage your student loan debt in the most-efficient way for your unique circumstances.

Sometimes the best thing you can do is refinance your student loans to a lower interest rate. If that’s the case, we’re happy to point you toward our highly-vetted and trusted partner lenders. If you take out a loan, we sometimes get a commission. We are deeply committed to only recommending reputable lenders that can provide real assistance in improving your financial situation.

Sometimes refinancing isn’t the best option. Maybe you’d make out better keeping your loans where they are, or moving to a federal income-driven repayment plan.

Whatever the case, we’ll show you how to crunch the numbers to figure out your best game plan.

We also provide insights and advice that you can use to help shore up your financial future. Preferably, that future will be debt-free.

The Student Loan Refinancing Blueprint
Imagine life without a student loan payment
Did you know that over 100,000 people refinanced their student loans last year - saving an average of $16,183?

Now that you know, what's holding you back from putting all that money back in your pocket? Whether you're too busy to start the process, don't think you will qualify, or didn't realize you could save money, we have good news for you!
Student Loan Refinancing Blueprint


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