When you are practically born with a smartphone in one hand and an Xbox controller in the other, data security doesn’t exactly seem like a real concern. Who would want the contacts from your phone anyway, right? Wrong — beware of the harsh realities of the information age and train yourself to be defensive when it comes to your information....

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) is produced when fuel is burned — in cars, stoves, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges and furnaces. When it builds up — especially indoors — you can be poisoned. The challenge is that carbon monoxide has no color or odor, which is why CO poisoning is the most common type of fatal poisoning globally. Because of this, the onus is on homeowners to prevent and detect CO to protect their families. Awareness and early response are critical to ensure that if it does happen in your home, you react quickly to minimize the impact....

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For families that appreciate today’s smart home features, security cameras can seem like a no-brainer. After all, security cameras can help identify would-be intruders at your door, give you peace of mind when a babysitter is watching your kids and help you keep an eye on pets while you’re away from home....

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Every parent worries about their kids’ safety, whether the concern is around bicycling, stranger danger or neighborhood bullies. As hard as it can be, it’s important for parents to teach kids how to look out for themselves (and their siblings). While many topics are covered at school or even on the playground, don’t assume kids have learned what they need to from another source. Here are some important tips to teach them first-hand...

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Over the past two decades, the Internet has become an integral part of almost every home in America — 98% of U.S. households have high-speed broadband access. But if you’re not safeguarding your home network, you could easily fall victim to cybercrime....

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Every year around this time, countless posts are published about Halloween safety — and that’s a good thing. There are tons of unique seasonal considerations that even veteran parents may never have thought of. But in this post, we’re taking Halloween tips further and looking closely at costume safety....

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As kids go back to school in the fall, it can take time to get used to your new routine. While your family adjusts to the new school year, take time to examine your family’s safety habits. As moms know, there are many different aspects to family safety. Here, we highlight a broad range of safety suggestions to keep in mind for your whole family....

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Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year. The leaves change color, and the crisp air makes it perfect for apple picking or enjoying your favorite pumpkin spice concoction. But fall is also a season that requires you to be a bit more vigilant when it comes to safeguarding your children. As they head back to school and away from the watchful care you’ve provided all summer, they’ll be open to becoming one of the roughly 115 kids accosted by a stranger each year — or one of 20,000 other American children in the ER, since fall is also the official start of the cold and flu season....

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If you’ve dipped your toe in the high-tech waters of online dating, you’re certainly not alone. Use of online dating sites and mobile apps by young adults has tripled since 2013, and 15% of all American adults (roughly 49 million people) say that they’ve surfed the Web looking for love....

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In 2013, 126,035 children were seen in emergency rooms across America for fire and burn injuries, with the average visit costing roughly $14,498. But nearly 75% of all child burn cases are preventable. Use our burn safety checklist to help prevent injuries around your home....

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