KIDS LIVE SAFE: A Family Safety Blog

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the first Saturday of this month was recognized as ‘National Love Our Children Day’ which is observed annually. According to National Day Calendar, this day honors all children and encourages us to develop loving, respectful relationships with our children. Read More

What would you say if I told you that a five-year-old girl from Houston, Texas, was kidnapped from her home and then somehow reunited with her family fifty-five years later? Sounds like something out of a movie, right? But, this story is as real as it is shocking. Read More

With springtime here, we can expect long days filled with flowers blooming and lots of fun in the sun. Not to mention, SPRING BREAK! While spring break is a popular time for family fun, it can also come with many complications. We’re talking injuries. Yes, lots and lots of injuries. Read More

Amy Yu, a 16-year-old teenage girl who disappeared after being dropped off at the school bus stop, has been found by Mexican authorities. Yu was found on Saturday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico with 45-year-old Kevin Esterly. Read More

Denice Miracle surely lived up to her name when she essentially rescued two teenage girls from what law officials are calling a “human trafficking scheme”. Read More

According to Facebook, Messenger Kids is a new app that, “makes it easier for kids to safely video chat and message with family and friends when they can’t be together in person.” Read More

Gabriel Gonzalez, 27, of Texas, is facing multiple felony charges including “distribution of illicit material, production of child pornography and sexual intercourse with a minor,” according to a police statement. Read More

In 2018, the internet seems to be a double-edged sword- while it continues to evolve and open up endless possibilities, it also brings about new challenges. One of the greatest concerns regarding the online world is online safety especially when it comes to children. Read More

On January 24, 2018, Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40-to-175 years in prison for sexually abusing young girls while working as a trainer for the USA Gymnastics team, and later as a Doctor at Michigan State University.  Read More

Dr. James Kohut, 57, is accused of molesting the children of different women he charmed across four different states including California and Nevada. He was arrested May 14 at a residence in Santa Cruz County on multiple felony charges including lewd acts with a child under 4. Read More

A group of university students from Melbourne helped put two pedophiles behind bars. They set up a fake online dating profile on Tinder posing as a 15-year-old girl as part of a social experiment  Read More

During an investigation stretching back to the summer of 2017, the Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Unit discovered that Trevor Ferrel, of Santa Maria, CA, was using a “false identity” on Facebook to try to get nude photos from underaged girls and get them to meet for sex. Read More