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On March 1st, 2018 by AlertSquad Editor

Understanding Child Abuse: What Are The Signs?

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Understanding Child Abuse

Child abuse is one of the most horrible and damaging forms of domestic violence, and the effects can last a lifetime. There are four main recognized categories of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. Some signs overlap between the four forms and others do not, but it is critically important for everyone to know the signs so caregivers, educators and neighbors can take action to potentially save a life.

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On February 15th, 2018 by AlertSquad Editor

5 Safety Tips for Women in Real Estate

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Safety Tips For Women In Real Estate

Let's face it: female real estate agents can be vulnerable to harm from prospective buyers, as evidenced by news reports of women kidnapped, sexually assaulted and/or murdered by someone who passed themselves off as a legitimate buyer.

To keep yourself safe, it's important that you take proactive steps to guard against potential predators. Here are a few ideas.

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On February 6th, 2018 by AlertSquad Editor

The Women of Winter: 4 Unforgettable Olympic Athletes

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By the time the first Winter Olympics were held, women had already won the right to events of their own but could only compete in figure- and pairs-skating. Women of today have many more opportunities and their presence at Winter Olympic games grows with every year it's held. Along with their sisters in history, they set an example of perseverance and are an inspiration for hard work paying off even if you're the first of a kind or fall short of the gold medal.

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On December 13th, 2017 by AlertSquad Editor

Faith, Family & Therapy – A Conversation With Dianna De La Garza

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With an all too usual dose of daily sexual assault charges, it’s easy to get swept up in the headlines. A conveyor belt of Hollywood A-List celebrities, political pundits, congressmen.
If twenty-four-hours were to pass without a single ranking member of the glitterati being popped for sexual assault, it would feel…strange. For so many, the overwhelming sentiment is, “finally...we’re being heard.”

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On December 8th, 2017 by AlertSquad Editor

Play it Safe: Gift Ideas for Her

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Shopping can be difficult, and with Christmas right around the corner, you may be struggling with what to buy the ladies in your life. The greatest gift anyone can give is peace of mind, for both your loved ones and yourself. So, here are some gift ideas for that special someone, mom, daughter or any “her” you’ll be considering this holiday season.

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On November 28th, 2017 by AlertSquad Editor

5 Ways to Improve Your Situational Analysis

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Being aware of what is going on around you, otherwise known as 'situational analysis', is one of the most basic steps you can take in staying safe. And no, you don't have to be a Hollywood superhero or ex-military expert to succeed at developing this skill. It takes time and practice, but is well
worth the effort.

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On November 14th, 2017 by AlertSquad Editor

Self-Defense Techniques Everyone Should Know

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Do you feel you can defend yourself when it counts? When push comes to shove, do you think you can survive in the crucial moments before help arrives? We’ve all heard the statistics. One in three women will experience some form of violence by their partner. 29% of sexual assault victims were attacked while traveling or running errands. This list goes on and on and on, yet while the facts seem inconceivable, let’s not be delusional - we’re all subject to the statistics. It’s more important than ever for women to know the most effective and basic self-defense techniques. Highlighted below are some simple, yet effective self-defense techniques every woman should know.

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On October 31st, 2017 by AlertSquad Editor

4 Halloween Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life

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Halloween is a favorite holiday for many people, and going out to house parties, bars or clubs are popular ways to celebrate the occasion. It’s great to have fun, but it’s important to stay safe while you’re doing so. All the people going out on Halloween means that there’s a greater risk of sexual assaults and other dangers, especially for young women, who are at a 51 percent greater risk when going out to parties and other events. Remember these four Halloween safety tips to avoid potential issues.

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On October 3rd, 2017 by AlertSquad Editor

What Is The Best Pepper Spray?

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There is an incredible amount of marketing hype surrounding pepper spray. Each manufacturer wants to grab their share of customers who purchase this self-defense product. All pepper sprays are functionally the same product, just in different containers. However, there are some striking differences in the raw materials used to make the best pepper spray that make all the difference in its effectiveness when you need to quickly subdue an attacker.

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On September 21st, 2017 by AlertSquad Editor

5 Essential Tips to Using Craigslist Safely

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Originally launched in the mid-1990s as an email service by entrepreneur Craig Newmark, Craigslist has quickly become the world's most popular classified advertisement site. According to StatisticsBrain, it receives more than 20 billion views every month, making it the 72nd most popular website. On Criagslist, users can post classified ads for jobs, employment, services, gigs, items and more.

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On September 19th, 2017 by AlertSquad Editor

Key Safety Advice For Online Dating Apps

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Meeting people online makes dating easier than ever before, and you can break the ice with someone special much easier. Online dating apps do have their dangers, however, and you shouldn't let your guard down too easily. If you drop all common sense, you abandon your ability to protect yourself from complete strangers.

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On September 19th, 2017 by AlertSquad Editor

How to Stay Safe When Traveling Alone

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One of the more common concerns that women have when traveling alone is in regards to safety. The worry is understandable: you're in an unfamiliar place, with unfamiliar people, and everything around you is brand new. How are you supposed to know where to go and how to stay safe?

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On September 19th, 2017 by AlertSquad Editor

Campus Conscious: 4 College Freshman Safety Tips

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Listening to that inner voice. That gut feeling when entering a new and daunting situation. Your instincts are what keep you out of trouble. Staying conscious about your surroundings may seem obvious, but what does that even mean? Here are a few key tips to help foster your sense of awareness as a new student approaching your first year of college.

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