Jul 05

How to Protect Children From Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand Smoke is not only dangerous to the health of adults, but it is also hazardous for children. Children, due to their small and developing body organs are usually affected quicker and severely more than adults. In severe cases they can develop cancer as well as pneumonia. Also, they can be faced with behavioral and learning problems.

These are only a few of the reasons as to why it is important to keep children away from this danger. Therefore, with this in view, there are several things that can be done to protect them and they are:

Stop Smoking

This is the ideal solution to the problem and there are many products and resources out one the market today that have the reputation of successfully helping people to quit using tobacco products.

Outside

It is usually recommended that someone, who is trying to quit the using of cigarettes, should do so gradually. So, while the first suggestion is being worked on, cigarettes can be used outside of the home. However, the smoke usually clings unto the hair and clothing, therefore, taking a shower before playing with children will be helpful.

Say no to Visitors

If a visitor will be coming to your home, you can ask them not to smoke inside of your house.

Tobacco Free Places

There are many restaurants, airlines and hotels that do not allow customers to smoke on their property. Therefore, instead of taking children to a place where they will be faced with tobacco fumes, you can take them to the places that will be free of this fume.

Ashtrays be Gone

In some places, it is illegal to smoke in a vehicle while a child is also in that vehicle. So, in order to resist the urge to smoke, sealing the vehicle’s ashtray with scotch tape, or placing sweets or something else inside of it and or simply keeping it close can be helpful. Additionally, if you have any ashtrays at home, getting raid of them will also be helpful.

Article Source: http://ezineseeker.com/?expert=Angela_Linton

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Jun 23

CCTV – Protecting Your Children

These days, children are, statistically, in no more danger than at any other time in history. Thanks to the media, however, when an outrage against a child occurs, it is broadcast to millions, and this makes us more aware of the threat even if it is no greater. This awareness is driving parents to install CCTV cameras in their homes, and nursery owners to have cameras in their businesses. First, I’m going to take a look at CCTV in the home.

It’s very easy to install a camera in the home, as long as you get a fully-configured wireless CCTV camera pack from a specialist supplier. This is basically a box that contains everything you need and is ready to plug in. If you just buy equipment from an on-line retailer, you will need a fair amount of technical knowledge to get it working fully. Positioning the camera inside a room is vital if you are going to get good quality pictures. Try not to point the camera at a source of light, such as an external door, a window or light fittings. If a very light area is in the image, the rest of the scene will be very dark as the camera adjusts the exposure to compensate. Placing the camera high up near the ceiling is often best to avoid furniture obstructing the view. Wireless CCTV cameras have a low voltage cable with a transformer on the end that just plugs in. You don’t need any electrical qualifications to fit them because it is no more complicated or dangerous than plugging in your phone charger. A domestic CCTV system can usually be installed without permission or legal implications under the Data Protection Act (in the UK). It is a different story for nursery schools, pre-schools and playgroups however, as the next section explains.

Whether pre-school, nursery school or playgroup, all are business premises where members of the public visit, and certainly a wireless CCTV system in this type of premises in the UK needs to comply with the Data Protection Act and must be registered with the Information Commissioner. You would also need to display warning signs that tell people you are using CCTV. This is because people have a right under the Act to request recordings that are made of them. There are also rules on who has access to recordings and how long they are kept. For these reasons it may be preferable not to record any images, especially as one of the main reasons for systems like this is so that parents can log in periodically to look at live pictures of their kids, perhaps from the workplace, just for reassurance. Although not a specific requirement of the Act, it is advisable for parents to give their consent in writing for CCTV to be used in this way, and if you are introducing a system you need to be prepared to turn away a customer if he or she is not prepared to give consent. If you run one of these businesses and you are thinking of installing wireless CCTV, I suggest you use a specialist CCTV consultant who is familiar with the latest rules.

Finally, if you have never installed wireless CCTV, have no technical knowledge and want a cost-effective solution that you can just plug in without any fuss, a fully-configured camera pack from a specialist supplier is definitely worth considering. You will be keeping an eye on your kids in no time.

Michael Harper invites you to take a look at http://eyeontheplace.com/selfInstall.asp, where you can discover more about fully-configured Wireless CCTV camera packs.

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Jan 19

Glenn Frey's Children: The Music Legend's Family

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Dec 02

Helen Child

The Child & Company Bank is one of the oldest UK financial institutes, established in 1664. It originated as a London goldsmith business owned by Robert Blanchard and Francis Child. Francis Child married Robert’s daughter and became the beneficiary of the business. When Francis passed away in 1713 the business was inherited by his three sons.  They transformed the goldsmith business into a bank and started issuing money in 1729.

The deaths of the three sons lead to the bank being passed again to the next generation – a grandson Robert. The bank continued to flourish until 1806 when the business was passed to his granddaughter Lady Sarah Sophia Fane. She became not only the first lady to run this business, but she was also one of the first female bankers in the UK.

Up until Lady Sarah’s death in 1867, she continued to run the Child & Co business, which was then passed onto the Earl of Jersey & Frederick William Price of Harringay. Child & Co is now situated on Fleet Sheet, London and is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

One hundred and fifty years later and we have seen history repeat itself in the Child Family. Helen Child, another financially skilled descendant from the Child family has followed a similar path in the banking world. Helen Child is the founding direct of the GTP Group, a business that specialises in business to business and prepaid bank cards. The business was awarded the first E Money License in the UK from Mastercard and Visa.

Helen Child – 2012

Helen Child has made an outstanding impression within the Prepaid Market and was voted one of the ‘Top Ten Most Powerful Women in Prepaid Industry’ by a leading industry magazine. In addition, Helen Child has featured in a book titled ‘Exploring Entrepreneurship’ by Dr Richard Blundel and Dr Nigel Lockett and she is the founder of the non profit Prepaid Worldwide Forum.

Helen Child and Lady Sarah Sophia Fane didn’t live in the same era, but they are both seen as inspirational women that have a similar story to tell. Both successful women within the banking industry and both belong to Child bloodline. Child & Co is still going strong in the City of London and can be found on Fleet Street and is still offering superb services to its clients today.

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