Making Garage Doors Safe for Children

Basic Tips to Minimize the Risk of Garage Doors

garage doorsMany houses in the United States come with a garage. This garage has a door which poses a threat to little children.  Children at the ages of 2 – 8 years old are most susceptible to injuries ranging from broken limbs to brain damage.

Luckily, there are some basic tips to minimize the danger:

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Family Violence in Texas

The High Rates of Family Violence in Texas and a Possible Solution to the Problem

family violenceI have been doing some research on the topic of domestic violence in the State of Texas. It seems that the leading counties with the largest number of recorded cases involving family violence are obviously the largest county. For example, in Dallas, the local police station reported 14,123 cases in 2015. In Harris County, Huston Police Department recorded 20,272 incident in the same year.

The Department of Public Safety reports that in 2015, 205,154 people committed crimes related to domestic violence, of which 74 were men and the rest women. The number of victims was 211,301. As expected, most of the victims were females (72 percent).

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Juvenile Arrest Rate is on the Decrease

Less and Less Delinquent Teens Are Incarcerated in Recent Years

DelinquencyJuvenile arrest rate is on the decrease based on 2014 data released by . To get a broad perspective, we should compare two sets of data separated by a generation: 1995 and 2014. All numbers indicate a rate of arrests per 100,000 juveniles at the ages of 10 – 17. In 1995 arrest rate for all types of crime was 6,466. In 2014 it was cut by more than a half reaching 3,008.1.

Arrest rate for murder in 1995 stood at 10.7. In 2014 it was 5 times lower – 2.2. When it comes to rape, there were 18.3 arrests in 1995 and 9.6 in 2014. Minor offenses also saw a major decline. Arrest rate for drunkenness was 67.4 in 1995 and 19.3 in 2014.

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Creating Safe Outdoor Areas for Children

This is How Parents Made Children Become More Physically Active without Compromising Their Security

walking to schoolUnfortunately, today, most children are driven to school instead of walking or cycling. And that is despite the growing problem of child obesity in the United States. Parents are fully aware of the health benefits of walking, yet they prefer to drive their kids due to security considerations which are considered more urgent than health.

What parents are most concerned of is crime. Letting children walk to school exposes them to all sorts of risk, such as sexual assault or violence. So is there any viable solution that will comprise healthy walking and security? The answer is yes.

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The Threat the Internet Poses to Children

How to Deal with Children’s Exposure to Foul Content on the Internet

The Internet is basically a wonderful tool. It allows us to share knowledge, spread information and be in touch with people in the far corners of the globe. Yet as many of us know, the Internet has a dark side. It can be a very dangerous place for those who lack the emotional means and maturity to deal with vile materials, and I am referring to children and teens.

Children spend muchinternet and children of their time online either on their computer or cell phone and thus they are potentially more vulnerable to foul content. When I say foul content I mean pornography, violence, hate website and crime.

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Adoption Crisis in North Carolina

Children in Need of Loving Families

AdoptionIt turns out that North Carolina is facing a growing crisis in child adoption. At present, there are close to 11,000 children in foster care families that are waiting to be adopted by caring families.

That situation cannot continue and good people must take action and save these kids.

Who can adopt a child?

The state of North Carolina have some basic requirements that make an adult person eligible for adopting a child:

  • An adopting parent must be older than 21.
  • An adopting parent must have a sufficient and steady income.
  • The child must be provided with a bed, a closet and personal space.
  • Adopting families have to reside in North Carolina.
  • Potential adopting parents must not have any criminal record or history.
  • Those who want to adopt must take part in special tutoring.

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Children Abused in the United States

 Too Many Children are Victims of Violence and Abuse in the United States

child abuseEvery year, more than 3 million children and teens fall victim to violence, abuse or neglect all over the United States. One fifth of these poor children are physically abused. Another one fifth are sexually assaulted. The rest are subject to emotional abuse or neglect. Law enforcement personnel and psychologists assess that on average a child suffers from violence or abuse every three second. And it gets grimmer: every year, close to 20,000 children are subject to severe injuries. Five children are killed every day, God forbids.

Neither socio-economic status nor race is a guarantee for safety. White, Black, Latin, Native American, rich and poor kids become victims of violence and maltreatment in America.

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Child Labor in U.S. History

How Children were Exploited in The United States in the Last Couple of Centuries

child laborThroughout history, children working in various manual labors were a common thing. It all started in the Industrial Revolution. Children used to work in huge factories (mainly in the textile industry) in terrible conditions. Moreover, it was common to use children in mines. Their small body allowed them to reach places underground where adults could not access.

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