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Requiem for the Dead – A new HBO Documentary showcasing lives affected by guns

 

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Did you know that an average of 32,000 people die each year in America from gun violence. That translates to roughly 88 people per day.

I tend to not watch the news. I find that the news is nothing but bad. I prefer to watch news that is heartfelt and inspiring. That usually means about the last 5-10 minutes of the CBS evening news when they usually show a “feel good” news story.

Even though I don’t watch the news that much, I find it staggering and frightening to think that an average of 88 people die each and every day here in the United States from guns – whether it’s by accident, murder and/or suicide.

I wonder why we don’t hear about most of these stories on the news?

Last spring (March – June 2014) an estimated 8,000 people were killed by guns in just that short amount of time.

A new HBO documentary airing on June 22, 2015 showcases some of these cases to help shine light on the little known stories of tragic loss, bringing the victims to life in their own words and images.

The documentary is called Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014.

Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014 was directed by Shari Cookson and Nick Doob (HBO’s Emmy®-winning The Memory Loss Tapes and Emmy®-nominated Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert). This documentary is exclusive to HBO.

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I’ve personally never seen a documentary done in such a way as Requiem for the Dead. Instead of a lot of talking and interviews the documentary features screen shots of newspaper headlines, 911 calls, photos from the victim’s Facebook pages and social media posts and photos from others. The documentary also features a lot of music that adds to the emotions and the drama showcased in the film.

Whether by homicide, accident or suicide, a wide cross-section of Americans – men and women, young and old, from every racial background – are victims and perpetrators of gun violence. With images from social media postings, frantic 911 calls, police reports and videos, each story is hauntingly laid out through the unmediated expressions that remain. Requiem for the Dead places the viewer in victims’ and their families’ lives, capturing the shock and grief felt by their loved ones as the survivors are left to make sense of the horrific events.

Among the eight stories from 2014 are:

  • “Military Wife” – By all appearances, Kyla and Alex Ryng lived a happy life with three young children in Bristol, Conn. But the pair began having marital issues, and Kyla filed for divorce. Alex, a member of the Army National Guard, bought a gun, and shot his wife and himself a few days later while the kids were in their bedrooms.
  • “My Rock Is Gone” – Tiffany Davenport married Melvin Ray in Topeka, Kan. on May 24. But the couple’s joy turned to tragedy in the early hours of the next morning, when she was killed in the crossfire of a gang shootout, leaving her new husband and daughter, Destiny, devastated.
  • “In the Other Room” – Drafted by the Green Bay Packers, Jerel Worthy was always excited when his grandma, Mae Worthy, came to his games. When a gun handled by his grandfather discharged in the bedroom of his grandparents’ Huber Heights, Ohio home, the bullet passed through the wall and into the living room where Mae was sitting, striking her in the head and killing her.
  • “Best Friends” – Lucas and Brady were 11-year-old best friends in Frazeysburg, Ohio, who liked to bike and play video games together. When Brady went into his dad’s bedroom one day to show Lucas a loaded pistol under the bed, it accidentally went off, shooting Lucas in the heart. Brady made a frantic 911 call, but it was too late.
  • “My Most Beautiful Memory” – Eight days before Father’s Day, Renotta Jernigan of Chesterfield, Va. asked her husband, Chris, who had trouble holding a job and was suffering from depression, for a divorce. On Father’s Day, Chris shot and killed her and their two children (ages nine and two) before killing himself.

Bridging these main stories are dozens of headlines, brief, stark and shocking, coupled with vibrant photos of the people whose deaths are recounted. The film contains imagery for more than a hundred victims of gun violence in spring 2014, which is a small fraction of the 8,000-plus estimated to have died in that three-month period.

In addition to found footage, Requiem for the Dead uses 38 pieces of preexisting music from the internet, each with its own life and intrinsic emotion, which frame the moments collected.

As the stories accumulate, it becomes evident how many of these incidents could have been prevented by proper mental-health treatment, or if guns were absent or stored more securely.

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I had the opportunity to screen the documentary ahead of time. I was not prepared for the emotional roller coaster I went on watching this film. I experienced a variety of emotions ranging from fear, anger and profound sadness.

When it comes to gun control I think more needs to be done to ensure that guns do not get into the hands of the mentally unstable. I also think that guns need to be hidden and secured when at home so that children don’t come across the guns and kill themselves and/or others.

It scares me to think that anytime, anywhere, innocent people who are in the wrong place at the wrong time have lost their lives to guns. This documentary shows the faces and stories of just a very small sampling of those whose lives were tragically cut short by guns.

It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, black or white, a gang member or devoted church goes, a mother or a single man… anyone can easily and unexpectedly fall victim to a random shooting or murder by gun.

Some of the footage in this film is very raw including video taken from a Policeman’s camera that shows four children whose father shot their stepfather in the head while they watched. I can’t even begin to imagine what those children must have been going through emotionally. How do you recover from something like that? Can you recover from something like that?

I would like to encourage people to take the time to watch this documentary in hopes it will help rally people for stricter gun control and other regulations that might help save an innocent life some day.

HBO playdates are as follows:

June 22 (4:35 a.m.), 25 (5:00 p.m.) and 28 (3:45 p.m.), and

July 3 (9:00 a.m.), 4 (12:30 p.m.), 9 (12:15 p.m.) and 14 (3:35 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates:

June 24 (noon, 8:00 p.m.) and July 7 (12:10 a.m.), 12 (8:30 a.m.) and 31 (8:15 a.m.)

Will you be watching?

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Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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National Tire Safety Week (May 24 – 30, 2015) – What do YOU really know about tires? (Tire giveaway ends 6/1/15)

 

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When it comes to my car I know next to nothing. If you asked me to check my oil, I couldn’t. If you asked me to jump start my battery, I’d have no clue where to begin. And if you asked me to change a flat, well… you’re asking the wrong person because when it comes to my car I’m CLUELESS.

I know that I SHOULD know some basics when it comes to car care. The funny thing is my father raced cars when I was younger. He had his own race car. He was even a mechanic in his younger years. You would think over the years I would have picked up a thing or two. Nope. Nothing. I’m embarrassed to admit that.

When it comes to my car all I know is how to drive it to/from my destination and when to put gas in it. I have never even changed a tire before. I wouldn’t know how.

May 24, 2015 – May 30, 2015 is National Tire Safety Week.

When it comes to car maintenance many people would assume it’s a “guy thing.” That is not true at all. When it comes to tire purchases, for example, women account for more than half.

Here are some other interesting statistics.

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It’s funny that it’s National Tire Safety Week because my husband just mentioned to me the other day that my back tires are in sad shape and I need new tires pronto. They were worse off than he thought they were.

Did you know that you should check your tire pressure once a month – every month? My husband checks his tire pressure, but mostly because one of his tires has a slow leak in it. We have to replace it as soon as we can afford to do so. Since he’s testing on tire he usually checks all four of them.

I bought my husband the tire gauge he currently uses, yet I don’t know how to use it myself. But I’m not alone. At least 83% of Americans don’t check their tire pressure correctly.

You need to make sure your tire pressure is correct at all times. Proper tire pressure helps prolong the life of your tires as well as improves your vehicle’s fuel economy. With the price of gas sky high, doing whatever you can not to waste fuel is important.

Proper tire pressure also ensures that your car drives and handles better. It’s also important for your overall safety.

Here are some important tire tips that I hope you will take into consideration.

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Are you familiar with Pirelli Tires?

The Pirelli brand has been around for 140+ years. They first ventured into motor sports in 1907 during a race from Paris to Peking.

Pirellis tires are well known in the car industry. In fact they are the official tire supplier for Formula One Racing. They also supply tires to top brands like Audi, BMW, Ferrari and Mercedes.

Pirelli puts its focus on engineering and technology to create safe tires. In addition the brand is big on sustainability and even offer “green” performance tire. They also care about the community by offering scholarships to people in Indonesia where their natural rubber comes from.

Pirelli would like YOU to “Be Tire Smart – Play Your Part,” in honor of National Tire Safety Week. Check out this brief, informative video about tires and watch as Maureen Kline, Director of Public Affairs and Sustainability for Pirelli Tire North America, explains how.

 

For more information about Pirelli please visit www.US.Pirelli.com. You can also check them out on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites (all the links are found on the bottom right of their website).

To see what others are saying about this important issue check out the hashtags #Pirelli and #Tiresforlife.

I hope you will take your own tire safety to heart and check your tires TODAY. If they need to be replaced please do so ASAP. Also, make sure your tires are properly inflated.

Women, you don’t need a man to take care of your tires. As you can see it’s easy enough for us to do. Now that I know the trick with the penny I plan on checking my tire threads often. I am also planning on buying my own gauge to keep in my glove compartment and having my husband show me how to check my tire pressure and how to use the air pump so I can take care of my tire maintenance myself.

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Pirelli Tires has generously offered to give a lucky winner a set of four (4) Pirelli P Zero All Seasons Plus tires. Thank you Pirelli!

GIVEAWAY PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Pirelli tires are NOT available for all vehicle makes, models or years. Exact make and model of tires, as solely determined and specified by Pirelli, shall be based upon Prize Winner’s vehicle type, if available.   If Pirelli P Zero All Seasons Plus tires are not available for a Prize Winner’s vehicle, that Prize Winner will have the choice of one of the following tires with a maximum retail price not to exceed $500: CINTURATO P1™ Plus, CINTURATO P1™, CINTURATO P7™ ALL SEASON Plus, P6™ FOUR SEASONS, P6™ FOUR SEASONS Plus, P600, P6000, P6000 Powergy, P4™ FOUR SEASONS, P4™ FOUR SEASONS Plus. Prize will be shipped to winner’s home or to designated tire installation retailer of winner’s choice.   Prize does not include any other costs or associated expenses not specifically listed above, such as installation cost(s).  All installation costs are at Prize Winner’s sole expense.

Tire safety is very important. Therefore I want to encourage people to share this post and National Tires Safety Week with everyone you know. I am giving extra credit options for social shares (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+) that you can do daily. Please refer to the Rafflecopter widget.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on June 1, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me if you regularly check your tires, and if not, do you plan on doing so now that you know how important it is?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with Pirelli to bring you this information. I was not compensated for this post. The opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted. 

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National Poison Prevention Week – Keep Your Detergents “Up, Up and Away”

 

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Did you know that March 15th – March 21st is National Poison Prevention Week?

National Poison Prevention Week was created to remind people to consider the risks of poisonous and hazardous products and materials around your household and the potential risks involved. Those especially vulnerable are children and pets who can’t read or understand labels.

There are many products in your home RIGHT NOW that are poisonous and could make someone seriously ill, or worse yet, died from complications. Such products include household cleaners, pesticides, plants and medications.

90% of poisonings occur in the home. That is a very scary statistic.

When my children were younger I was very conscientious about keeping potentially deadly products out of their reach. I had child safety locks on the cabinets and door knobs (so they couldn’t open up certain doors). I also made sure to keep many products high up the top shelves in the cabinets out of their reach. In addition I had the number for the Poison Control Center prominently displayed on our refrigerator.

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Tide and Gain have partnered with parenting & lifestyle expert, Rosie Pope, best known for her Bravo reality show Pregnant in Heels, to help parents across the country create safe (homes and) laundry rooms.

My family uses those “pillow” like laundry detergent products. I never thought about how potentially deadly they could be for children. I never thought about how tempting they could be for a child to play with or put in their mouths.

I took a look at the pods/”pillows” and realized that they had the look and feel of a gummy-like “candy.” They are also fragile so a child could easily squeeze the fluid on the inside all over themselves or worse yet – in their mouth!

Now I’ll never look at laundry detergent “pods” the same way. I’m glad my kids are teens and know better but we still have a curious dog and cats. I wouldn’t want my dog to eat one of these either.

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Rosie has some great tips that parents, grandparents and caregivers should really take to heart.

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If the graphic is hard to read on your computer you can pull up a larger image (one you could save and print out) here – Up Up and Away Tips.

Additional safety tips can be found on the P&G website, www.PGEveryday.com/tag/Safe-Home.

These are some really great tips. Some tips seem obvious, like putting laundry and cleaning products high up on a shelf, but you would be surprised at how many people still continue to store poisonous products under their sinks or on low shelves.

Even if you put things on a higher shelf a child could still gain access to it. That is why it’s important to put a safety lock on all doors and cabinets regardless of how “out of the way” you think the products are. Children are crafty and resourceful. It doesn’t take a child long to realize that they can step on a chair or climb up on the counter to reach for something that interests them.

I like the tip about keeping products in their original containers. That is  great idea. That way you have all the necessary information about what the product is made of to give to the Poison Control Center in the event you ever need to call them (which I hope NEVER happens).

I also like the idea of getting down to a child’s level to look at your home from their eyes at their level. That can help you pick up on potentially dangerous situations such as uncovered outlets, plugs, wires and more.

Cabinet locks and other safety products are found at many retail locations.

Cabinet locks and other safety products are found at many retail locations.

In addition, the tip about doing a safety check every few months is a great idea. I think people should get in the habit of doing that at least 2-3 times a day. Perhaps you can make note to do that when the time changes, just like you would the batteries in your smoke alarm.

Now that I have you thinking about poisoning prevention I hope that you’ll take some time today or this week to look around your home for potential risks and quickly remedy the situation to avoid accidental poisoning.

For the National Poison Control Center please called 1-800-222-1222. Write this number down and display it someplace prominent in your home such as on the fridge or near you home phone. You can also add it to your contacts in your cellphone that way you have access to it when you are away from home or on vacation.

You can also visit Poison.org for more information.

Is your home protected? Do you keep your cleaning, laundry and other poisonous products high up on a locked shelf? If not, will you make sure to do that ASAP?

Do you have any experience with accidental poisoning? Feel free to share any tips you might have.

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Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I did receive a few laundry samples and a safety lock in exchange for my participation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

 

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A Beacon of Hope: Silent Beacon Releases Innovative Personal Safety Device

 

CrimeThe statistics are sobering: violent crime occurs in the United States every 26 seconds, auto accidents occur every 8 seconds, and a college-aged female has a 1 in 4 chance of being sexually assaulted. People can’t always rely on police or campus security being nearby, and in certain emergency situations, getting help immediately can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why Silent Beacon was created – to help loved ones reach 911 and family members quickly and easily in the event of an emergency. With a single touch of a button, emergency personnel and loved ones can instantly track the user, speeding up the response rate – and ultimately allowing help to arrive faster.

The wearable, waterproof Silent Beacon is a Bluetooth device that connects wirelessly to a Smartphone so that users can immediately text, call, and email stored emergency contacts. Meanwhile, the Silent Beacon application utilizes technology in the Smartphone to push out data – without the need to fumble with passcodes or phone numbers during an emergency. Pressing the button on the app or device will activate the technology that notifies family and friends of the user’s situation and location, all in less than five seconds. In addition, the Silent Beacon device is capable of allowing users to talk directly to 911 or loved ones. Though the device itself is still in the final stages of development, the app is available for download now and can be found at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/silent-beacon/id933730960?mt=8

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Other features of the Silent Beacon include: GPS real-time tracking, indented buttons to avoid inadvertently sending an alert, push notifications, custom message capabilities, and an add-on optional call center service. Currently, customers can pre-order the device at SilentBeacon.com. This enables the buyer to lock in on a discounted rate that is more than 30% off the retail cost of the unit. Devices will start shipping this April; however, when the Silent Beacon becomes available in retail stores, the $60 price will then increase to $99.

Founder and CEO Kenneth Kelley was inspired to develop the Silent Beacon after being involved in a serious car accident that rendered his cell phone useless. In that moment, he realized that it was imperative for people to have a faster and more reliable method for contacting emergency assistance. Today, Silent Beacon, Inc. is working to reach its goal that every person with a Smartphone will have the ability to contact, alert, and be tracked by loved ones – and emergency personnel – in the event of a crisis. The company strives to keep its commitment to safety, convenience, affordability, and customer satisfaction as they improve safety for the general public, while maintaining superior quality, integrity, and excellence.

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*This post is brought to you by Silent Beacon. The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect my own. 

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Sterilizing baby bottles (and more!) just got easier with UviCube

 

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I would not consider myself a “germophobe”, but I am concerned about germs and bacteria and the harm it can cause my family. I’ve always been that way – ever since my kids were babies.

Most first time parents are overly cautious when it comes to germs. They even go so far as to make sure everyone washes their hands before touching the child. And heaven forbid a pacifier or teething toy falls on to the ground. I think most parents would rather toss it away instead of having to boil water to sterilize it again.

Our son was a preemie and we had to be extra careful to ensure he didn’t get sick. I still remember boiling huge pots of water to drop all his bottles, nibbles, pacifiers and other items that went into his mouth (teething rings, favorite teething toy…). It was time consuming to say the least. Every night (sometimes even during the day) I had to boil everything to make sure it was sanitized. I always dreamed of an easier way to make sure our children’s items were sanitized for their protection.

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There is a new product on the market that makes sanitizing your baby’s bottles and pacifiers quicker and easier. It’s called UviCube.

UviCube Dries, Disinfects and Stores. Unlike traditional sterilizing baby bottle methods, UviCube has a drying function for baby bottles, baby bottle nipples, sippy cups, pacifiers and other similar containers before disinfecting them with the power of UV light. This ability allows you to save time, including precious counter top space instead of having to lay out all of your baby’s items out to dry.

The UviCube looks like a small “microwave.”

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UviCube uses a low-heat infrared light to dry and UV light to disinfect. You don’t have to worry about burning your fingers like you would with boiling water.

It’s important that your baby’s bottles, pacifiers, sippy cups and other things they put in their mouths be sanitized. Their immune and digestive systems are not as strong as adults. They are still underdeveloped and weak.

I have actually seen mom’s pick up their child’s pacifier from the floor (after the baby dropped it), put it in THEIR mouth to suck it clean and then put it back in their baby’s mouth.

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That is gross on so many levels, not to mention completely unhealthy.

UviCube can house several bottles (depending on the size) so you can dry and sanitize several bottles at one time. Talk about a time saver. I wish we had something like this when my kids were little. It would have saved me from having to fill a pot with water, wait for it to boil, drop in the things I wanted to disinfect, watch them in the water for a few minutes, then take the out and let them air dry on the counter. With UviCube you simply pop the bottles (after you clean them) into the UviCube and in no time they are dry and disinfected. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

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You can even store your baby’s things (bottles, cups…) inside the UviCube to free up space on your counter top.

UviCube is not only for baby things. The UviCube can be used to disinfect and sanitize other things like remote controls, toys, cellphones and more. I like that it does more than just sanitize baby items.

Did you know that your cellphone has more germs and bacteria on it than a public restroom toilet? It’s true! Google it. Tests have proven that cellphones carry a lot of harmful germs and bacteria on them including E-coli and Staphylococcus (which causes Staph infections).

The UviCube is great for the whole family to use. It’s not just for baby items.

If you would like more information about UviCube visit www.UviCube.com. You can also check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.

UviCube is not available for purchase – yet. You can sign up on their website to be notified when the units are available. However they have a Kickstarter campaign going on right now and they have surpassed their goal amount.

I’ve seen plenty of Kickstarter campaigns over the past couple of years and I can tell that UviCube is a very popular because they have surpassed their goal amount and they still have about a month and a half to go on their campaign. That is amazing! You can tell that people can truly see the value in UviCube.

You can see what others are saying about this campaign using the hashtag #KickstartUviCube.

There are different donation options for UviCube from $1.00 and up. There are special rewards for the various amounts donated.

For more information about the UviCube Kickstarter campaign, or the make a donation, visit UviCube on Kickstarter.

What do you think about UviCube? Does it look like something you and your family could use?

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with UviCube to bring you this information.

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Get peace of mind while your kids are at school with Safety Blanket

 

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My kids are teenagers now; however I still remember how I felt the first day they went to school. My kids were always with me – 24/7. I knew what they were doing and if they were safe. As a mom I wanted to know my kids were always protected.

We had a bit of a scare when our son was not even two years old. He attended a special nursery school twice a week based on suggestions from his physical and occupational therapists. I hated the idea of leaving my baby with strangers, but I knew it was the best for him.

One Tuesday morning I dropped our son off like I normally do. Our daughter also attended a nursery school but she went to a different school on different days.

When I returned home from dropping our son off from school I was greeted by our neighbor who was freaking out. She was running up and down the stairs in our condo building in her pajamas shouting “They are dropping planes everywhere! They just dropped a plane on a mall in New Jersey! Oh my God! What is going on?”

I had no idea what she was talking about. She was in a total panic. So I ran inside and turned on the news. She was somewhat right. Planes were “dropping” – into the World Trade Center.

You guessed it. It was September 11, 2001. I was home with our daughter but our son was at his nursery school. Needless to say I dashed back to the school and grabbed him to get him home with me. I wasn’t the only parent to do that. Many others were at the school too.

I was relieved to have both kids home with me safe and sound. I felt even better when my husband got home.

I hope and pray nothing like that ever happens again.

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I do worry about other threats that could happen when my kids are at school. We live in the 10 mile “danger zone” of a nuclear plant (trust me, if I could move away we’d do it in a heartbeat). What if something happens at the plant?

I also worry about psycho people coming into the school with a gun shooting teachers and students. Sadly that happens far too often than it should. Unfortunately this has become a real threat to worry about.

Not too long ago the high school had a fire alarm go off too. It wasn’t a drill. Something caught on fire – I believe in the custodian’s closet if I recall correctly.

Needless to say things can happen when your kids are at school. I am NOT trying to frighten anyone. I am simply suggesting that parents, and schools, need to have something in place in the event of an emergency.

There is an application that can help. It’s called Safety Blanket.

Even if a school has plenty of safety measures in place (ID check, scanners…) things can happen.

Safety Blanket is a user friendly app. It’s for parents, teachers and schools. It’s a way for everyone to communicate with one another in an effective way so that everyone is on the “same page.” It helps to make sure that safety practices are being accounted for and that all communication is effective.

Anyone can use this app. There is no need for extensive training. The app is very easy to use and is easily seen through graphics so teachers don’t need to read through a manual to send an alarm. They can simply select an icon on the home screen that coincides with what is happening.

With Safety Blanket teachers and school can maintain live rosters. With the built in rosters, teachers are able to report what child is in their classroom and who is missing. This helps to keep a head count to ensure that every child present at school that day is accounted for. Many teachers still use paper attendance sheets which can get misplaced during an emergency. With Safety Blanket, the student attendance is right there at the teacher’s fingertips.

Safety Blanket lets everyone know if there is an issue involving fire, weather, hazardous materials, medical emergency or something else. It has five different alarms available with the touch of button. It also helps to connect schools with first responders in the event of an emergency (Police, Fire, etc.). The app streamlines communication across the board. It can even be set up so that administrators of the school district can be updated as well as parents.  In other words everyone knows what is going on in real time.

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In addition to the live rosters and alarm system, Safety Blanket features secure texting where important messages can be exchanged. The app even keeps track of all drills to help better prepare year end reports and more importantly to ensure that all drills are effective.

I think that the Fire Marshall, Police Department and other first responders will appreciate this application. It should cut down on response time and get help sooner.

As a parent it would be great to be informed about what is going on at school at all times, rather than hearing about it when your child gets home from school or on the local news.

Check out this brief video for more information about this important application that all schools should have in place.

 

To sum it all up, Safety Blanket is an app that provides up to the minute tracking to ensure that kids are safe at school. The app includes live rosters and also has a series of alarms to alert teachers and even parents of what is going on at school. For school administrators, it streamlines communication with easy access through mobile and desktop portals. The app also evaluates drills to ensure that current safety procedures are actually effective, and it logs everything for future reference and review. The goal with Safety Blanket is to make schools safer.

If you would like to learn more about Safety Blanket visit Safety-Blanket.com. You can also check them out on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

If this sounds like something you would like to have at your child’s school, or in your school district, please contact your school’s administrators and tell them about Safety Blanket (be sure to give them the URL so they can check it out themselves).

As a parent it’s important for us to know what is going on with our children at all times – even when they are at school. Give yourself peace of mind, and stay informed, with Safety Blanket.

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with Safety Blanket to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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