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Spring & Summer Safety Tips For Children

Spring and summer means many outdoor activities in public places. These events are so much fun for families, but when attending, be proactive and have a safety plan in place in the event that you and your kids become separated.

When arriving at an event, come up with a meeting place. Choosing a spot next to a landmark or tall tree will help children remember the location should they become lost. Point out individuals such as security and event staff. If you are caring for a number of children be sure they know about and use the buddy system. Assign each child a buddy and advise them not to leave or wander without their buddy.

For those with cell phones,it is important that the children have the number memorized. It should be programmed to ring and vibrate and held by the adult so that a vibration is felt should it be too loud for the ring tone to be heard when attending noisy events.

Regardless of a child’s age , there are numerous safety strategies that can help you keep your kids safe.

The Safe2Go Backpack and Harness was designed with these circumstances in mind. Here’s wishing you a safe and healthy summer!

Nancy Vardalos Ginakes

Designer, Safe2Go Backpacks for Toddlers

International Day for Human Rights of Females

Human rights today: February 6, 2012
International day against female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the removal, in whole or in part, of external female genitalia for non-medical purposes. An estimated 100-140 million girls and women have been subjected to FGM, about 3 million girls annually.Since 2010 in the villages of Senegal, a documentary film called “Futa, It is Time to Talk” has been distributed to provide villagers with information about the health risks associated with FGM and encourages communities to abandon the practice.

Take a look at the film here:

Futa, It Is Time To Talk (Fuuta, Le Temps Est Venu D’en Parler) Harouna, a young Fulani from northern Senegal, is upset by the death of a close friend who di…

A Day in Human Rights: January 27, 2012

For the love of all children worldwide please be aware that today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and this year, it is dedicated to children.
“I call on all nations to protect the most vulnerable, regardless of race, colour, gender or religious beliefs. Children are uniquely vulnerable to the worst of humankind. We must show them the best this world has to offer.”, Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dedicates his 27 January 2012 Holocaust Remembrance Day message to children. On this day, the world remembers the 1.5 million Jewish children, and tens of thousands of other children who were murdered by the Nazis and their supporters. The best tribute to the memory of these children’s an ongoing effort to teach the universal lessons of the Holocaust so that no such horror is visited upon future generations.
For the love of God honour the children in your life.
Nancy Vardalos Ginakes