How to Avoid Being a Victim

Do you know how to avoid being a victim? In an earlier post I shared the story of how a friend of mine was targeted by a man as a possible victim. He lurked throughout the Dollar General, basically casing her to see if he liked her and to determine how he would obtain her. This morning I received a comment from Mary and she asked what would have happened if my friend hadn't said, "NO!" to the man. How would the scenario have likely played out? This crime isn't a respecter of persons. It impacts every demographic imaginable. I've met [...]

Danger!

Do you have your cellphone set up to receive Amber Alerts? Everyone in our family does so last night as we were watching television it sounded like an air raid going off in our house when an Amber Alert went off.  My husband's and daughter's cellphones went off in the den while mine went off in the kitchen only to be followed by the alarm on the television. It definitely got our attention. A 14 year old female was allegedly taken from her home at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning by a 20 year old male. It was reported they were [...]

10 Steps to Keep Your Child Safe on the Internet

Social Media Outlets Do you leave your front door unlocked? Or are you the type that locks the doorknob, the deadbolt and sets the alarm whether you're at home or not? We have locks on our doors to keep unwanted guests out of our homes. We want to protect our belongings, but more importantly, the people we love. None of us would willingly open our front doors to dangerous people and invite them in to have their way in our homes, but it happens every day through technology. When we allow our children to get on the internet [...]

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