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School Bus Safety and Supervision

When children go back to school, they often spend a lot of time on school busses. In addition to transportation to and from school,..

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Three Trends in Child Abuse Scandals

An ex-Boy Scout camp director and YMCA water safety instructor accused of filming and distributing child pornography entered a guilty..

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Abuse of Young Athlete Swept Under the Rug

A story came to light about abuse in youth sports. A young figure skater accused an older skater of abuse. The abuser’s coaches and..

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Bounce Houses: Growing in Popularity and Injuries

Take a kid to a party with a bounce house and chances are you won’t see them for long. Most kids are thrilled to jump and flip in these..

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Pumpkin Patch Safety

A news story about a child at a pumpkin farm caught our attention here at West Bend. The child suffered a medical emergency and passed..

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Protective Sports Equipment

Fall sports are ramping up as the weather cools down. Football and lacrosse seasons are starting; even some baseball and softball teams..

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Unsafe Sleep Practices and Tragedies in Childcare

A childcare provider in Colorado was sentenced to 10 years in prison after an infant died in her care. She had put the child down for a..

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Playground Safety Issues

A common feature at child-centered organizations is playground equipment, both indoors and outdoors. Children love climbing and sliding, 

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Toxic Chemicals and Children

A recent claim caught the attention of one of our loss control reps. A child in a drop-in daycare facility went into the bathroom to get..

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Fire at Childcare Facility Prompts Community Action

A devastating tragedy has prompted a community in Pennsylvania to act to keep children safer while in childcare facilities. In August..

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Planning Safe Field Trips

As a childcare provider, field trips were both my worst nightmare and one of my favorite activities. The stress and anxiety of planning..

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