How To Safely Monitor Your Teen’s Social Media

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No longer are we exchanging phone numbers with friends, but instead, exchanging Facebook profiles. Social media is making teens feel more connected to their friends feelings’ and lives. Not only is it good for keeping in touch with existing pals, but it has also allowed people to build new friendships all over the world.

Almost 90 percent of teens say they use at least one social media site, while about 71 percent of teens are using at least two. The hopes of keeping your children away from social media is nearly impossible nowadays. Unless you pack your things and live under a rock.

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Safety Guidelines for Your Memorial Day Weekend

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The sun is shining, your bags are packed, and you’ve only got one more work day until your Memorial Day weekend! Whether you’re going to the beach, the springs, or just having a cookout at home by the pool, here are some safety guidelines to remember to prevent any negativity during your weekend of friends and fun.

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States with the Highest and Lowest Unsolved Missing Children’s Cases

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As connected as we all are today, it’s hard to believe that people still go missing without a trace of evidence left behind. And it’s hard to believe that there are still so many unsolved cases.

According to the FBI, an estimate of about 800,000 children go missing nationwide each year. Fortunately, most cases are resolved within the first few hours.

In the event of a missing child, acting quickly is crucial. Seventy-four percent of abducted children who are ultimately murdered are found to be dead just three hours after missing. One missing child, is one too many. If you haven’t already, check out our blog on educating your kids to prevent child abduction. 

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How to Protect Your Kids From the Summer Heat

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I can’t help but hear Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” playing in my head as we approach the summer break. Whether your kids are soaking up the sun in the backyard, building sandcastles on the beach, diving into fun activities at camp, or stuck at home driving you nuts, wherever they may be, it’s important to prioritize their safety.

There’s nothing worse than forgetting to reapply your sunscreen and looking like a steamed red lobster at the end of the day because you were just having way too much fun (yeah, we’ve all been there). As delicious as steamed red lobsters look, I can assure you, you’ll be anything but delicious-looking. Not to mention, your next few days will be spent staring out of a window watching everyone else have fun while you lather yourself in aloe vera. Sun damage builds up over time. Teaching your kids at an early age to cover up and be safe in the sunshine is important.

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How To Find Your Lost Dog

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We’ve all found ourselves picking up yet another pile of poo that our pup ever so kindly dropped on the bedroom carpet…for the third time this week. Trying to remember what life was like before you became a pro pooper scooper? Let’s be real, life before pups was not nearly as fun or exciting. So imagining coming home to no dog at all is a sad thought. Unfortunately, for some dog lovers, that becomes a reality when they have a lost dog.

You’re either reading this because a) you just lost your dog, or b) you want to be sure you know what to do in case it happens to you. Well, have no worries. We are here to help.

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How to Find Your Friends at A Music Festival Using Scout

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Photo by SACMusicFest

A music festival is a great summer trip to take with your best friends. However, if you don’t have cellphone service at the festival because there are too many people using their phones, good luck finding your friends if you decide to split up for a couple of hours, or even a couple of minutes.

Most big festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, or Coachella have over 20,000 attendees each year. If you and your friends don’t have a backup plan in case your phones don’t work or the batteries die, you’re going to be in a pickle.

Fortunately, we have a solution!

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Top 10 Most Stolen Motorcycles in the U.S.

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You’ve been chopped. Or should I say your bike’s been “chopped,” and I don’t mean in the kitchen. The black market chain supply is known to chop up stolen motorcycles and sell their parts. The parts, they can be found all over. That is the last place you’d ever want your bike to end up. Because chances are, you’ll never see it again.

Consider yourself lucky if your stolen bike is being resold with slight modifications or if it’s been temporarily stored away. At least you still have a chance of recovering it. A lot more than if its turned over to the black market.

Unfortunately, motorcycles get stolen quite often. Be aware, theft is at its highest in the Summer months. Close to 50,000 motorcycles have been reported stolen in the last year. Did you know thieves are most drawn to the brand, year and customization of the motorcycle?

If you own a motorcycle there’s more chance of it being stolen than your car. Thieves prefer them because they’re fast, thrilling and can be easily sold as a whole bike or in parts for profit. Find out if your motorcycle is one of the most sought after bike by thieves.

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Child Abduction Facts Every Parent Needs To Know

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You never get used to hearing the chilling stories of child abduction, and you never once imagine that it could happen to your kid. As a parent, all you want is to protect your child and keep them safe. The first step to protecting your kids from potential abductors is knowing the facts.

The chances of being abducted are far more likely to happen to children than adults. In the United States alone, a child goes missing every 40 seconds resulting in nearly 800,000 missing children a year.

There are three distinct types of kidnapping: family kidnapping, acquaintance kidnapping, and stranger kidnapping. Most parents fear their child will be kidnapped by a stranger. Surprisingly, it’s less common. Continue reading to find out which type of kidnapping is most likely to occur.

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5 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14, and you still haven’t gotten the mom in your life a present? No worries, there’s still time, and we’re here to help. Here are five unique ideas for the women that you know always go above and beyond.

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