February 18, 2018

7 dangerous apps parents need to know about

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Yik Yak – This app is one of the newest and one of the most dangerous. It allows users to post text-only Yaks of up to 200 characters. The messages can be viewed by the 500 Yakkers who are closest to the person who wrote the Yak, as determined by GPS tracking. Users are exposed to…Read more

Most Dangerous Place to Be a Child

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The first in-depth study of famine deaths in Somalia in 2011 was released Thursday, and it estimates that 133,000 children under age 5 died, with child death rates approaching 20 percent in some communities, making Somalia the most dangerous place to be a child. Read more

ER Visits Tied to Energy Drinks Double since 2007


From 2007 to 2011, the government estimates the number of emergency room visits involving the neon-labeled beverages shot up from about 10,000 to more than 20,000. Most of those cases involved teens or young adults. Read more

Up to 75% of School Supplies Contain Toxic Chemical


Up to 75% of back to school supplies tested contain levels of phthalates, toxins that have been associated with asthma, ADHD and birth defects, the Epoch Times reported.  The chemicals are the same toxins that Congress banned in toys. Shoppers can identify products with these chemicals by examining the recycling symbol on the label.  If… Read more

3 New Dangerous Drug Trends for Kids


1. Energy drinks- they are being called “gateway drugs” for elementary school kids.  School nurses say they see many kids with heart palpitations because of kids drinking the highly caffeinated drinks like they’re water. 2. Huffing- inhaling toxic chemicals like the computer cleaner Dust-Off (easily bought at office supply stores) gives a quick and immediate… Read more

The Most Dangerous Shows Your Kids May Be Watching

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Take a look at the most dangerous shows your kids might be watching any why. Think you can guess what’s on the list and why?  Read more

Dangers Lurking in Brown Bag Lunches

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There are shocking findings published  at WebMd  about  packed school lunches and how well they hold up before our kids get to actually eat them on a typical school day.  97.4% of the meats tested were at unsafe temperatures, as were 99% of the dairy and 98.5% of the vegetables.  Read the full article