Posts Tagged ‘home safety’

Create a FREE Child ID Kit for Emergencies and Amber Alerts

Published by Crystal on July 13th, 2011 - in Parents and Children


You should make an emergency Child ID Kit in case of emergency!

It’s free to do so at Radio Amber, the Amber Alert Website and system.

God forbid anything happen to our children, but you want to be prepared just in case!

The link is at the top of their page, but here is a direct link to the form.

Once you create the kit, you can save it to your computer, thumb drives etc. I like the thumb drive idea because you can keep it with you on your key chain or upload it to Google documents so you can access it from anywhere.



Identity Theft and Steps to Prevent it

Published by Crystal on July 1st, 2011 - in Home Safety

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reported that for the 11th straight year ID Theft is at the top of its list. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received 1.34 million consumer complaints during 2010, with ID theft complaints making up 19 percent of the reports.

Definition of Identity theft: Identity theft occurs when your personal identifying information such as: your name, Social Security Number (SSN), credit card number(s) and documents are used without your permission to commit fraudulent transactions or other crimes while creating a phony persona with the criminal intent of financial gain.

Steps for Identity Theft Safeguarding:

Shred all documents containing your personal information

Don’t leave receipts at ATMs or store checkouts

Carry only necessary identification with you and avoid carrying your Social Security card

Never leave a computer in the middle of your online session

When you’re done with an online session, always log off the website

Never give out your passwords; If other people have access to your computer, clear your browser’s cache (this removes copies of recently accessed web pages stored temporarily on your computer)
Read PC World’s article about Safeguarding your computer

The U.S. Government’s Identity Theft website

Useful Information on Identity Theft


Social Networking and Safety

Published by Crystal on June 22nd, 2011 - in Computer Security, Home Safety

Did you know that facebook is a way that your “friends” can figure out when you’re home, at work, on vacation, etc? Protect yourself this holiday weekend and always. Don’t broadcast when you plan to be gone. It’s fine to say you had fun on vacation when you get home. But if you are going camping don’t post that on facebook! This tells people that your house is wide open for criminals to break in and steal from you! Especially if you have people from your past on your friends list. You add them as a friend, but you don’t know what they are up to now. People get desperate. Don’t leave yourself open for disaster.


Share this post with your friends on facebook as a reminder to protect themselves!

Detroit, Flint top of FBI’s violent crime list

Published by Crystal on May 23rd, 2011 - in Home Safety

This is why we are in business. To protect ourselves and others! We live in a world where we must watch the kid’s on streets while they play hopscotch and ride their bikes! Remember when your mother would send you OUT OF THE HOUSE and said, “don’t come back til the street lights are on!”

Not anymore. Detroit and Flint have topped the FBI’s violent crime list. Even though Detroit has seen a decrease in population and crime rates, the violent crimes still top the nation. Read the full article here

Visit Neighborhood Scout to check out your neighborhoods crime rate. Use the advance search option to get the best details!

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