Category Archives: safety around the house and home

For teens, too many hours online correlates with risky behavior | Deseret News

http://www.deseretnews.com/mobile/article/700131273/For-teens-too-many-hours-online-correlates-with-risky-behavior.html

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Internet Usage Helps for Members

Here are some helpful suggestions for keeping your family safe while using the Internet, Web, or other electronics.

* Place computers in commonly used areas of the home.

* If you use e-mail or social media sites, consider establishing accounts on a family basis, rather than for each individual.

* Actively monitor website access to help family members remain safe.

* Discuss Internet and media safety with children from an early age.

* Be alert and aware of media that enters the home through computers, mobile media players, and mobile phones.  

* Kids should know that any electronics are subject to random inspections by parents at any time.  They should also know that these electronics can be confinscated if deamed necissary.

* Share full access or passwords to private e-mail and social media sites with your spouse and have children share it with parents.

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Internet and Mobile Safety

Here are some helpful suggestions for keeping your family safe while using the Internet, Web, or other electronics.

* Place computers in commonly used areas of the home.

* Learn and Discuss what secure web sites look like and how to verify their security.

* If you use e-mail or social media sites, consider establishing accounts on a family basis, rather than for each individual.

* Actively monitor website access to help family members remain safe.

* Discuss Internet and media safety with children from an early age.

* Be alert and aware of media that enters the home through computers, mobile media players, and mobile phones.  

* Kids should know that any electronics are subject to random inspections by parents at any time.  They should also know that these electronics will be confiscated, if deemed necessary.

* Share full access or passwords to private e-mail and social media sites with your spouse and have children share it with parents.

Daisey Chaines

No these are not flowers although they could spark like flowers if one is created out of Surge Protectors.
Where I work, we do a yearly risk survey or audit. Over the past 4 years we have been trying to teach our employees not to plug a surge protector into another surge protector. Finally, this year, they seem to have grasped the consept.
Some may ask what is wrong with plugging a surge protecor into another surge protector (“Daisey Chain”)? Well the best way I can put it is that two negatives make a posotive and thus the surge protection doesn’t work. They cancel each other out. All of the equipment that was plugged into the surge protectors might as well have been plugged into the wall. If you need more length, buy a surge protector that has a longer cord.

7 Steps to Earthquake Safety

This is a great link for those who live around a fault.

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2005/15/#steps