Category: Safety

October Is National Crime Prevention Month

In honor of National Crime Prevention Month, we’re sharing a few tips to help you deter criminals. You never know where a criminal may strike, so it is essential to be ready for any situation. Predators look for easy targets; people they can take advantage of quickly. It’s up to you to prepare yourself, your Read More…

Back To School Safety Tips For Kids

It’s hard to believe, but August is almost half over. Parents everywhere are starting to focus on preparing their children to go back to school. A new semester can be an exciting time. Kids will soon be meeting new people, learning new things and having experiences that will shape the rest of their lives. It’s Read More…

More Schools Require Volunteers To Pass Criminal Background Checks

Have you ever thought about volunteering at a public school? If you were required to pass a criminal background check first, would that encourage or discourage you? Adults across the country are now asked to supply a background report before they’re allowed to volunteer at local schools. It wasn’t always this way. Years ago most Read More…

Should Sex Offenders Have The Right To Travel?

According to a recent report by CNN, several thousand sex offenders in the United States are granted passports each year. This information came directly from a document produced by a Government Accountability Office (GAO).

How Safe Is Your Next Blind Date?

Have you ever met someone through an Internet dating site? How safe did you feel going out with a stranger? Sure, everyone listed on the site has their own profile. You can see the person’s picture, bio, interests and other information … all of which is directly supplied by that person. This can lead to Read More…

Are You A Safe Driver?

How much time do you spend behind the wheel? Whether you drive for work, fun or simply to get from one place to another, it’s always essential to follow safe driving practices. June is National Drive Safe Month, so PeopleFinders is sharing some important safety tips for drivers. Safe driving begins with the purchase of Read More…

Lessons From National Missing Children’s Day

Nearly 800,000 children are reported missing in the United States every year. Many are abducted by family members; others are taken by violent predators and sex offenders. This is an ongoing problem that affects us all. May 25, 2010 is National Missing Children’s Day. It’s a chance to reflect on the widespread problem of child Read More…

What You Should Know Before Dealing With Strangers Online

Have you ever responded to an ad on a public forum website? Most of us have made a purchase, unloaded unwanted merchandise or contacted someone at least once after reading a post online. It’s a wonderful system. People can make transactions with eager buyers or sellers in any city. Individuals offering jobs or looking for Read More…

Are Rules For Sex Offenders Strong Enough?

We’ve all heard the recent stories about sexual offenders who commit new crimes after spending time in prison. These unsettling reports create an uproar from citizens who are increasingly concerned for their own safety. The public may soon demand a re-examination of laws that are supposed to protect society from violent sexual offenders. In 2000, Read More…

A Sex Offender Revealed

In 1997, Benjamin Cooper was convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year old girl. He served time in prison and was set free after completing his sentence. By 2010 he had moved into a family-based apartment complex in Buffalo, New York. Marine Drive Apartments is a rent-controlled building with more than 600 units. For about a Read More…