4 Ways to Make Halloween Safe for Everyone

October 28, 2011

What do you think the scariest part of Halloween is? The costumes? Or the haunted houses? Or possibly the prospect of having to clean up your front yard after the neighbor kids toilet paper everything?

While all of these things are scary in their own right, they pale in comparison to the fear of navigating Halloween with a

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How to Prevent Real Drownings, Not the Baywatch Kind

October 20, 2011

A lifeguard's job is to sit around, twirl a whistle, and wait for a swimmer to splash and yell loudly as soon as they need to be rescued. Of course I don't think that, but I would imagine that is the way a large portion of society views guarding. And can you really blame them? If you look at the way Hollywood has dramatized drownings, it isn't difficult to reach the conclusion that lifeguarding is a piece of cake.

Unfortunately, spotting a distressed swimmer is no where near as easy as it looks on Baywatch. In order to prevent real life drownings

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Facebook Subscribe: The Safest Way to Interact with Minors?

October 17, 2011

As we've stated time after time, we feel strongly that online contact with minors should be extremely limited. As someone that does online marketing and social networking for a living, I understand better than most how these social media restrictions can be frustrating for youth-focused organizations like summer camps, youth sports programs, Boys & Girls Clubs, and schools. The interactive communication between activity programmers and children can be an incredible outreach tool, but the fact of the matter is

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Oh, Deer! One Million Reasons to Drive Safely

October 07, 2011

Brand new data was just released about the number of deer versus car collisions.

First, the good news: deer versus car collisions are reportedly down for the third straight year. Now the bad news: there are still more than 1,000,000+ reported collisions every single year, and if you live and drive in the Midwest, your odds of hitting a deer while driving might be as high as 1 in

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Drivers Beware, Siri is Dangerous

October 04, 2011

Apple, Inc. introduced some interesting new hardware and software upgrades at their highly anticipated iPhone announcement this afternoon. In addition to things like new camera technology and a faster processor, Apple unveiled a new built-in, voice-activated tool called Siri.

You can read all about Siri on Apple's website, but in a nutshell, you ask Siri a question or provide a command and it will automatically

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