Category: Safety

Don’t let your child be a target

Understanding the victim profile is a good first step

Article provided by Premier Martial Arts


Child abduction is every parent’s ultimate nightmare. These feelings can be positive as they raise awareness on how to keep our children safe. There are many factors such as environment, location, opportunity and motivation that influence a predator in selecting his or her victim. Although any child can be a target, a predator does not want to get caught and will seek a particular profile of a child: one who is easy to persuade, needy or fearful and, most importantly, one who will make a terrible witness if caught. The following is a child target profile of would be potential child victims. Read more →

Cyber smart

Keeping your child safe online

By Chief Lee Tramel, Knox County Sheriff’s Office


The Internet is a wonderful place for kids to learn and have fun, but it also exposes them to a lot of dangers. As a parent, it is your job to monitor your child’s Internet usage and to use the maximum privacy and security settings, as well as parental controls, on browsers, email accounts, and websites. Do not let computer illiteracy keep you from protecting your child. If you are unsure of how to implement these privacy settings, find someone who can help you. There are some very important steps to take to help provide a safer online experience for your child: Read more →

Teach water safety…

…no matter the body of water

by Dr. Ryan L. Redman, MD

It’s summertime, and children everywhere can’t wait for that first dip in the pool or for that first chance to hit the lake. Water sports are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise! But how do you keep your child safe while enjoying the water?
Each year, drowning, near-drownings and water sports injuries send thousands of children to hospital emergency rooms, including East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.  Diving accidents make up a huge portion of these injuries, while fatigue, lack of proper swim instructions and water vehicle accidents also are factors. Read more →