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Offender Search

Posted by Sandra On January - 11 - 2018 Comments Off on Offender Search

Family Watchdog is a free service to help locate registered sex offenders in your area, or any zipcode nationwide. Family Watchdog encourages you to use our site to help educate your family on possible dangers in areas they you frequent. Also, please don’t forget to sign up for our free notifications that help keep you updated with offenders that move in/out of your area.

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Child Abduction

Posted by Sandra On January - 11 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Some important information about kidnappings in the U.S.

Child abduction or child theft is the unauthorized removal of a minor from the custody of the child’s natural parents or legally appointed guardians. 20 percent of the children reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in non-family abductions are not found alive. In 80 percent of abductions by strangers, the first contact between the child and the abductor occurs within a quarter mile of the child’s home.

The first step in protecting your child from potential abductors is to know what you’re dealing with. Here are some important — and potentially surprising — facts about child abductions in the United States:

    • Every 40 seconds in the United States, a child becomes missing or is abducted.
    • In 2001, 840,279 people (adults and children) were reported missing to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC). The FBI estimates that 85 to 90 percent of those (roughly 750,000 people or 2,000 per day) reported missing were children. The vast majority of these cases are resolved within hours.
    • Based on the identity of the perpetrator, there are three distinct types of kidnapping: kidnapping by a relative of the victim or “family kidnapping” (49 percent), kidnapping by an acquaintance of the victim or “acquaintance kidnapping” (27 percent), and kidnapping by a stranger to the victim or “stranger kidnapping” (24 percent).
    • Family kidnapping is committed primarily by parents, involves a larger percentage of female perpetrators (43 percent) than other types of kidnapping offenses, occurs more frequently to children under 6, equally victimizes juveniles of both sexes, and most often originates in the home.
    • Acquaintance kidnapping involves a comparatively high percentage of juvenile perpetrators, has the largest percentage of female and teenage victims, is more often associated with other crimes (especially sexual and physical assault), occurs at homes and residences, and has the highest percentage of injured victims.
    • Stranger kidnapping victimizes more females than males, occurs primarily at outdoor locations, victimizes both teenagers and school-age children, is associated with sexual assaults in the case of girl victims and robberies in the case of boy victims (although not exclusively so), and is the type of kidnapping most likely to involve the use of a firearm.
    • Only about one child out of each 10,000 missing children reported to the local police is not found alive. However, about 20 percent of the children reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in nonfamily abductions are not found alive.
    • In 80 percent of abductions by strangers, the first contact between the child and the abductor occurs within a quarter mile of the child’s home.
    • Most potential abductors grab their victims on the street or try to lure them into their vehicles.
    • About 74 percent of the victims of nonfamily child abduction are girls.
    • Acting quickly is critical. Seventy-four percent of abducted children who are ultimately murdered are dead within three hours of the abduction.
    • One in five children 10 to 17 years old receive unwanted sexual solicitations online.
    • In a 1998 study of parents’ worries by pediatricians at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, nearly three-quarters of parents said they feared their children might be abducted. One-third of parents said this was a frequent worry — a degree of fear greater than that held for any other concern, including car accidents, sports injuries, or drug addiction.
  • International Parental Child Abduction – Bureau of Consular Affairs
  • Child Abduction: Resources for Victims and Families
  • Preventing Abductions – KidsHealth
  • Facts & Stats – Child Find of America
  • 12 facts on child abductions | Parent24
  • National Child Kidnapping Facts – Polly Klaas Foundation
  • Facts on Parental Child Abduction
  • Child Abduction Facts | Child Rescue Network

Bikers Against Child Abuse Protect Child At Court Hearing

Posted by Sandra On January - 10 - 2018 Comments Off on Bikers Against Child Abuse Protect Child At Court Hearing

The girl stepped into the courtroom with her new biker friends.They had provided a motorcade escort to her family — two motorcyclists ahead of a donated car (no identifying plates) and two behind. They cocooned the 13-year-old when she entered the Wyandotte County building.The bikers, with prosecutors and counsel, surrounded her as she and her parents walked down the hallways and to their seats before a judge. READ MORE HERE

4-YO Girl Tortured, Killed

Posted by Sandra On January - 10 - 2018 Comments Off on 4-YO Girl Tortured, Killed

MICHIGAN – A 4-year-old girl who died after allegedly being tortured by her mother and boyfriend had been so badly burned that her big toe fell off and melted skin was found in the bathtub. The gruesome details surrounding Gabby Barrett’s death emerged after the little girl’s mother Candice Diaz, 24, and her boyfriend Brad Fields, 28, were captured by police on Tuesday. The couple had sparked a nationwide manhunt after going on the run from Sumpter Township on New Year’s Day after Gabby died. They were arrested 792 miles away in southern Georgia. READ MORE HERE

Former Missionary Sentenced to 40-Years for Child Sex Abuse

Posted by Sandra On January - 10 - 2018 Comments Off on Former Missionary Sentenced to 40-Years for Child Sex Abuse

An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing children while working as a missionary in Haiti. A U.S. Department of Justice news release says 36-year-old Daniel Pye was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted in November of three counts of traveling in foreign commerce with the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. READ MORE HERE

 

Killer Jon Venables Charged With Indecent Child Abuse Images

Posted by Sandra On January - 7 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

One of toddler James Bulger’s killers has been charged over indecent images of children and his trial is to be held in private at an unnamed court, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. Jon Venables was returned to prison in November after he was allegedly caught with child abuse images. The CPS released a statement on Friday revealing that he had been charged and was to face trial. READ MORE HERE

 

Parents: Beware of “Tinder for Teens” App

Posted by Sandra On January - 7 - 2018 Comments Off on Parents: Beware of “Tinder for Teens” App

Parents have been warned sexual predators are using a dangerous new app to prey on children as young as 10. Yubo, which used to be called Yellow, has been called ‘Tinder for teens’ due to its similarities with adult dating app Tinder in which users swipe to find matches. The app had over a million monthly users in Australia, and is one of the most popular apps downloaded by teens and pre-teens. READ MORE HERE

 

Bullying

Posted by Sandra On January - 7 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Bullying: Experts share advice for parents, students

 

Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power. Behaviors used to assert such domination can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion, and such acts may be directed repeatedly towards particular targets. Rationalizations for such behavior sometimes include differences of social class, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, behavior, body language, personality, reputation, lineage, strength, size or ability. If bullying is done by a group, it is called mobbing. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

  • An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
  • Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.

Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

Types of Bullying

There are three types of bullying:

  • Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. Verbal bullying includes:
    • Teasing
    • Name-calling
    • Inappropriate sexual comments
    • Taunting
    • Threatening to cause harm
  • Social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. Social bullying includes:
    • Leaving someone out on purpose
    • Telling other children not to be friends with someone
    • Spreading rumors about someone
    • Embarrassing someone in public
  • Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions. Physical bullying includes:
    • Hitting/kicking/pinching
    • Spitting
    • Tripping/pushing
    • Taking or breaking someone’s things
    • Making mean or rude hand gestures

Where and When Bullying Happens

Bullying can occur during or after school hours. While most reported bullying happens in the school building, a significant percentage also happens in places like on the playground or the bus. It can also happen travelling to or from school, in the youth’s neighborhood, or on the Internet.

Frequency of Bullying

There are two sources of federally collected data on youth bullying:

  • The 2010–2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that, nationwide, 28% of students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying.
  • The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicates that, nationwide, 20% of students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying.Research on cyberbullying is growing. However, because kids’ technology use changes rapidly, it is difficult to design surveys that accurately capture trends.

 

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that every seven minutes a child is bullied. Bullying became a household term in the 2000’s after the issue rose to national prominence in the wake of tragic stories of children and teenagers who had taken their lives because they were being picked on in school. Bullying is defined as repeated unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance, according to StopBullying.gov. Although countless nonprofit organizations and school programs have sprouted up to tackle the issue, it seems bullying is not going away. READ MORE HERE

MORE INFO ON BULLYING:

Revealed: Shocking Bullying Statistics 2014

Bullying Statistics, The Ultimate Guide

The BULLY Project

Bullying: The advice you got is wrong. Here’s what really works 

Helping Kids Deal With Bullies – KidsHealth

Anti-bullying advice

Dr. Phil.com – Advice – Dealing with Bullies

Bullying Advice – Bullystoppers.com

Expert Advice on Bullying – Parents.com

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STOP BULLYING NOW
http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/index.asp?area=main

STUDENT VIOLENCE IN AMERICA’S SCHOOLS – A NEW YORK TIMES ISSUE IN DEPTH
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/specials/schoolviolence/index.html

VIOLENCE PREVENTION RESOURCES
http://www.air.org/cecp/school_violence.htm

WHAT’S WRONG WITH BULLYING?
http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312169/intro.html

ANTI-BULLYING NETWORK
http://www.antibullying.net/

BULLYING MYTHS – TRUE/FALSE QUIZ
http://www.melissainstitute.org/documents/BullyingMythsQuiz.pdf

OPERATION RESPECT: DON’T LAUGH AT ME
http://www.dontlaugh.org/

OUT ON A LIMB – A GUIDE TO GETTING ALONG
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/conflict/index.html

SCHOOL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER
http://www.svrc.net/

THE SCHOOL VIOLENCE WATCH NETWORK
http://www.cybersnitch.net/schoolviolencewatch.htm

VIOLENCE PREVENTION
http://www.rhlschool.com/violenceprev.htm

YOUTH VIOLENCE THEME PAGE
http://www.cln.org/themes/youth_violence.html

Petition For Removal Of Cyber-bullying

http://www.petitiononline.com/102102/

To report a website or blog you think may be harassing anyone, please use these:

https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=en#last

FBI in connection to the Internet Crime Complaint Center

http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx

Officer.Com

http://www.officer.com/

 

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Anti-Bullying music video by MEGAN LANDRY!!

BULLYING SONGS

RACHAEL LYNN — “Dare to Be Different”

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ABUSE BITES, INC. —STOP BULLYING CAMPAIGN

A 501 (c) 3 Corporation Offering *Awareness *Education *Training *Resources *Healing for Schools, Workplaces, & Communities

ABUSE BITES is a non-profit organization educates the public on bullying. They are the ABC’s to stopping Abuse, Bullying, Violence, and Poverty — The Abuse Bites Corporation, helping kids, teens, adults, families, and entire communities be a safer, healthier, and productive. Founded in 2005 by lifelong Abuse Survivor, Lisa Freeman–a middle school drop out, abused runaway, who suffered through two horrifically abusive marriages. Yet at 26, this single mother, went on to college and overcame every obstacle in her path to reclaim her life. Today she’s an Award Winning Author, Speaker, the Healing Projects Specialist for the Bully Police USA, and a Certified Pet Therapist & Dog Trainer.

Abuse Bites & A Time to Heal work to raise awareness and educate communities on abuse, bullying and violence prevention to bring equality and healing to all humanity through writing, speaking, teaching, and pet therapy. Our goal is to encourage others to be the CHANGE, so we can CHANGE HEARTS & SAVE LIVES. Abuse Bites & A Time To Heal came together in 2006 after Lisa Freeman saw the devastation and effects of bullying/abuse not only in her own family and pets, but in the entire USA & World. She began doing extensive research and put the Abuse Bites educational program together to offer healing and hopehad her curriculum approved, and began speaking in schools, libraries, churches and work places all over Michigan.

What Statistics Say

  • 1 out of 10 kids are bullied on a regular basis
  • 40 % of all teens/kids are Cyber Bullied
  • In 85% of all Playground Bullying there is no intervention
  • 160,000 kids miss school every day for fear of bullying
  • 1 teen dies every 1/2 hour in the USA from bullying/bullycide
  • Kids who are obese, gay, or have disabilities are 63% more likely to be bullied than others
  • 86% of people in the workforce experience bullying, a whopping 71.5 million, & most of them fear speaking up

PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BULLYING: www.abusebites.com

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“UGLY-TED” ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN

Ugly Ted Needs A Best Friend!

Ugly Ted may not be your typical looking teddy bear, but with a beautiful inner soul and lovable heart, he is as adorable and desirable as any of the other teddies out there.

Ugly Ted is truly tired of being bullied, harassed and made to feel lonely. While other “prettier” teddy bears are treated with love and respect, Ugly Ted can only dream of feeling accepted and being apart of a family.

“Ugly bears need love too, as they are not ugly inside. No matter what someone looks like, or where they are from, always remember to treat others the way you would want to be treated”, Ugly Ted says.

It’s now up to us to protect bullying victims like Ugly Ted and shower them with the much needed love they deserve.

Please give Ugly Ted a home and a hug by opening your heart and sharing tender loving care! Help make this world a little more beautiful!

Adopt Ugly Ted!

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World’s ugliest teddy bear and anti-bullying advocate. The newest innovation in kid’s toys, Ugly Ted’s unique philosophy emphasizes inner beauty and is a child’s new best friend, as well as their greatest teacher.
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Fully dedicated to creating a more caring world for today’s youth, Ugly Ted is donating a portion of its proceeds to many different charities.
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DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN, INC. is an official non-profit 501(c)3 child abuse & neglect organization. Our mission is to educate the public on all aspects of child abuse such as symptoms, intervention, prevention, statistics, reporting, and helping victims locate the proper resources necessary to achieve a full recovery. We also cover areas such as bullying, teen suicide & prevention, children\'s rights, child trafficking, missing & exploited children, online safety, and pedophiles/sex offenders.

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