A recent event on a school bus has the citizens of one city in India really worried about the safety of their children once they leave the house in the mornings. Parents can’t be there with them throughout the day and it’s important that schools hire people who care about the welfare of the children in their care, not just about getting a paycheck. This is happening everywhere, from China to America. When will it stop? Amberish K. Diwanji reports for DNA.
Archive for February 2013
Recent research suggests that the current vaccine timetable for kids is safe for all Americans to follow. Many Americans – 1% by the government’s count – refused vaccines for their children altogether. The reasons for this are varied: some have objections on religious grounds, while others are put off by the sheer number of vaccine required at the moment. The Daily News reports on the research and its findings.
Recently a court overturned a law in Indiana preventing sexual predators from having an account on a social media service such as Facebook. They do however have to post their sexual offender status on their profile. Of course, offenders still slip through the cracks and you never know who your child is chatting with on Facebook. Facebook is trying to implement easier, and safer, privacy policies. Leslie Meredith reports for the Huffington Post with tips on how you can keep your children safe on Facebook.
This cycle in KidSafe we discuss everything from the fact that our playgrounds may be too safe to the fact that America needs to take its schools back. Join us and weigh in on this week’s topics.
- Parents weigh in on what they think is the best option for keeping our kids safe in America’s schools today. Jamie Gumbrecht reports for CNN.
- Are our playgrounds too safe now? Has the thrill gone out of climbing the monkey bars? Many experts think so and that we need to change it.
- A romper has recently been invented that will hopefully help in the fight against SIDS. You can read all about it here.
- With the winter months upon us, we need to be extra vigilant about the safety of our children. Here are some iron-clad tips that you can follow to make sure that you and your family are safe this winter season.
- Regardless of what decision school officials make regarding school closings during inclement weather, parents need to understand that the decision is made with our children’s safety being the utmost concern.
- Finally, we have a discussion about our children’s safety in schools and how America as a whole needs to make a stand and take back our schools.
After reading a recent CNN report by Jamie Gumbrecht titled, “Overheard on CNN.com: Readers Debate What Really Keeps Kids Safe at School,” I started thinking about the issues discussed, and frankly, it’s a little scary.
It seems to me that it’s a catch-22, no matter which way you go. If we don’t allow trained security in our schools, then we are opening ourselves up to another tragedy like Newtown. On the other hand, if we allow our schools to be turned into prisons with men carrying guns, how will our children learn?
There are a few states that are trying out the armed security guard theory and it is working for some, but for others, like the school where a security officer left his unloaded gun in the schools bathroom, it’s not working so well.
As parents, all we want is what we think is best for our children. The Sandy Hook tragedy has brought that to the forefront, even more than Columbine did, because these victims were just babies. Whatever your state decides on the security issue facing America’s schools, you need to do what you think is right for your family and your child. As parents, that’s all any of us can do. The one thing I do know is that we are all hugging our kids a little tighter since Newtown and all of us are concerned about the security in our schools. Now what’s needed is for us to come together, not only as parents but as a nation and take back our schools, so we can once again make them safe for our children.
With snow storms pounding over the region, school officials have some tough decisions to make. No matter what that decision is, they will end up with complaints from parents, teachers, and students alike. Kellie Singleton reports for the Franklin County Times and lets us know that whatever be the decision school officials make on school closings, it is done with the best interests of our children in mind.
As the cool days of fall fade into the cold days of winter, everyone starts to think about keeping warm. Along with keeping warm comes our responsibility to our pets and children. With that being said, Debra Holtzman, at Expert Click,has some safety tips to ensure that our little ones are safe, warm, and cozy this winter.
The campaign against SIDS is an ongoing battle that parents and experts fight every single day. There are many precautions in place for preventing SIDS, but it never seems to be enough. Recently, a romper has been invented that has a stretchable circuit board in it that will alert parents if their baby stops breathing. Ben Coxworth, from Gizmag, writes about this baby clothing.
The debate on playground safety seems to have come full circle with the same experts who preached it are now saying we may have gone too far. There is no risk in climbing the monkey bars anymore and a scraped knee isn’t a major cause for concern. Have we gone too far in trying to protect our children? Emily Attwood reports for Athletic Business.
With the tragic events surrounding Newtown parents and teachers, thoughts have turned to how to truly keep our children safe in America’s schools. Some parents agree with letting teachers be armed, while others agree that trained professionals should be allowed on school grounds. Jamie Gumbrecht reports for CNN on what parents and school officials think.