Don't fall for it: How to protect your kids from online hoaxes

Don't fall for it: How to protect your kids from online hoaxes

We’ve seen recently a rollercoaster of panic from parents trying to protect their kids from a supposed online threat known as the Momo challenge , that has for months been debunked as a hoax .Yet the panic from parents continued, as did reports in the media and even warnings from celebrities – all of which could have been avoided if parents had done a few simple checks before raising the alarm.

The Unintended Risk of Playing It Safe

The Unintended Risk of Playing It Safe

Though further research is needed in order to better understand the effects of continued safety behavior use on exposure therapy outcomes, the findings from the study discussed here further my resolve to help patients give up their own unique safety behaviors as early in treatment as possible.

CHOICE reveals 10 out of 17 household items failed button battery tests

CHOICE reveals 10 out of 17 household items failed button battery tests

Australia's leading consumer advocacy group, CHOICE have revealed a whopping 10 out of 17 button battery-powered household items failed safety tests due to the potentially deadly batteries being easily accessible.

Mum makes daughter's friends follow strict playdate rule - and they love it

Mum makes daughter's friends follow strict playdate rule - and they love it

But if people want to play at her house, they have to check their phone in at the front door. "I love my kids’ friends so much that I want them to talk to each other at our house,'' she posted on Instagram, with an image of the phones in a little basket.

Struggling With Loneliness and Isolation As a Parent

Struggling With Loneliness and Isolation As a Parent

Nostalgia for the communities of family members and friends who formed a safety net under our parents is strong today. My husband, who didn’t have that many friends to start with, doesn’t talk to anyone, not even me.

The 2 best convertible car seats 2019

The 2 best convertible car seats 2019

"After 20 hours of research, including testing nine popular convertible car seats at home and crash-testing six finalists in a top lab to measure their side-impact performance, we think the Britax Marathon ClickTight is the best one for most families," the site wrote.

Here's one way you definitely won't change an anti-vaxxer's opinion

Here's one way you definitely won't change an anti-vaxxer's opinion

Aggressive or dismissive language can make people less likely to vaccinate , while open, respectful discussion with a trusted individual can encourage hesitant parents towards vaccination.

CHOICE says cot mattresses are still failing their safety tests

CHOICE says cot mattresses are still failing their safety tests

"68 percent of the cots we tested between 2012 and 2017 failed to meet some of our key safety requirements, so it's a welcome development that each of the 10 cots put through our most recent test passed the safety component," says CHOICE.com.au spokesperson Nicky Breen.

Here's how to keep your child safe if they travel on public transport

Here's how to keep your child safe if they travel on public transport

Image: Facebook/ Eyes Open Social Media Safety . Labelling belongings When you name their items so that they don't get lost at school, consider that their name or even a phone number may easily lead a stranger to their social media accounts ...

Disturbing reason kids should never sleep with the door cracked open

Disturbing reason kids should never sleep with the door cracked open

I do a lot of fire prevention at schools, so one thing I try and stress to the kids is, how important it is to sleep with the doors closed,'' they wrote.

Mum shares horrifying photos after blind cord wraps around toddler’s neck

Mum shares horrifying photos after blind cord wraps around toddler’s neck

The 3-year-old boy later told his mum he was 'trying to make a necklace' A mum from Utah in the US has shared terrifying photos of her young son’s neck after the blind from a cord wrapped around his neck and very nearly strangled him to death.

After daughter's peanut-allergy death, parents teach teens

After daughter's peanut-allergy death, parents teach teens

Allison Suhy's little brother, Ryan, now 10, has become "our little ambassador," said her father, Michael Suhy, advocating for the Allison Rose Foundation to spread awareness about food allergy safety for older teenagers and college students.

How to Address Your Teen’s Issues with Poor Motivation

How to Address Your Teen’s Issues with Poor Motivation

According to Dr. Maslow, people are only motivated to get these needs met, when these needs are deficient in their lives. The solution for a situation like this will be for parents to seek therapeutic services to assist their teen in effectively getting their deficiency needs met, in order to focus on his or her growth needs.

The car that made me want to downsize from my seven-seater to a hatchback

The car that made me want to downsize from my seven-seater to a hatchback

It’s a compact, zippy set of wheels that has inspired me to downsize our second family car. The car has many features that remind me I’m driving a 2018 model Toyota.

Here's how parents can keep kids safe online without spying

Here's how parents can keep kids safe online without spying

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Here's how parents can keep kids safe online without spying Parents can control passwords and monitor the content their kids will be exposed to on website and apps to make sure their children are safe online.

Shutdown Limits FDA Efforts to Protect Food Safety

Shutdown Limits FDA Efforts to Protect Food Safety

Jan. 10, 2019 -- The federal government’s partial shutdown is taking a bite out of the FDA’s ability to ensure the safety of American food, forcing the agency to shift inspections toward products it considers high risk.

The 7 best kids' helmets, according to a pediatrician

The 7 best kids' helmets, according to a pediatrician

To make it easier, here are seven helmets — for a range of ages and activities — that are designed to fit Dr. Quinlan's criteria: Best bike helmet for kids Giro Scamp Youth Bike Helmet, $55, Amazon TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy!

4 new products to keep your family safe, according to a Secret Service agent

4 new products to keep your family safe, according to a Secret Service agent

Safety gadgets: Former Secret Service agent's tech for self-defense Here are four tech devices that can seriously come in handy when you end up in an unsafe situation.

Diane Kruger Begs People to Not Photograph Daughter

Diane Kruger Begs People to Not Photograph Daughter

A distraught Diane Kruger took to Instagram on Tuesday, January 8, after she learned unauthorized photos were circulating of her daughter, whom she welcomed in November with boyfriend Norman Reedus . We were just tagged in these paparazzi pictures of me and our daughter,” Kruger, 42, wrote.

Fearing the Truth

Fearing the Truth

Preventing avoidable failure thus starts with encouraging people throughout a company to push back, share data, and actively report on what is really happening in the lab or in the market so as to create a continuous loop of learning and agile execution.

ASK Day: A gun safety question that haunts one grieving mom

ASK Day: A gun safety question that haunts one grieving mom

I never thought to ask his friend’s parents about how they stored their guns because I naively assumed everyone was like me. National ASK Day is June 21 and reminds parents and caregivers of the importance of asking if there are unlocked or loaded guns in the homes where children play.

The Age Four Transition to Responsible Childhood

The Age Four Transition to Responsible Childhood

According to Vygotsky, and verified by much research since his time (e.g. Alderson-Dat & Fernyhough, 2014; Manfra et al, 2014; Winsler et al, 1997), by about age four children have developed the capacity for verbal thought to such a degree that they can recall and follow rules that they learned previously, without someone there to remind them, and can even think verbally about how to behave in new contexts.

This family-sized bed has a 12-foot-wide mattress

This family-sized bed has a 12-foot-wide mattress

And though its name suggests the family-size mattress was designed for the contentious practice of co-sleeping (when parents and children sleep in one bed), a brand representative told TODAY Home that isn’t the case.

The Children's Place recalls infant snowsuits because of choking hazard

The Children's Place recalls infant snowsuits because of choking hazard

The danger comes from metal snaps on the outfit that can detach, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Snaps on these snowsuits can detach, according to the recall notice by The Children's Place and the federal government.

New window blinds standards to prevent child death take effect

New window blinds standards to prevent child death take effect

The new standard requires stock products, sold in stores and online, to be cordless or have short cords, according to a press release from an industry group Window Covering Manufacturers Association.

Mom says gummy vitamins contain metal shavings; FDA investigating

Mom says gummy vitamins contain metal shavings; FDA investigating

Mom shocked to find metal in toddler's gummy vitamins: 'I feel like I have failed' Andersen said she had been feeding her daughter, Milani, Zarbee's Naturals vitamins for years, and this bottle was almost gone.

What do YouTube Kids and Class Dojo have in common?

What do YouTube Kids and Class Dojo have in common?

As more and more developers are perfecting their learning analytics, classroom management systems, and personalized reading recommendations, let us think critically about the wider assumptions underlying the current design of algorithms.

Car seat safety: Don't make this winter coat mistake

Car seat safety: Don't make this winter coat mistake

Sue Auriemma from Kids and Cars showed TODAY why: When a child is wearing a winter coat, it may feel like they are strapped snugly into a car seat when the straps are actually dangerously loose.

Now Dasher, Now Dancer, Now Danger?

Now Dasher, Now Dancer, Now Danger?

For many reasons, some victims of domestic violence may be more reluctant to call for help during the holidays. We can all help victims of domestic violence over the holidays, whether it’s by donating to shelters, volunteering our time, or helping a friend review a safety plan.

Kourtney Kardashian talks freezing her eggs 'for safety' — watch the clip

Kourtney Kardashian talks freezing her eggs 'for safety' — watch the clip

Kourtney Kardashian has decided to freeze her eggs "for safety" at 39 years old with three children, a process that has admittedly left her emotions all over the place. "I’ve been so up and down emotional because I’ve been doing the shots for the egg freezing," she said.

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