Family Safety and Health

We all want to do whatever we can to keep our children and families safe. To learn more about family safety, take a look at the resources below. If you have specific questions about this category or know of additional resources that should be on our list, please contact us.

Family Safety Resources Topic List
Natural Disasters and Weather
Travel Safety
Household Safety
Personal Safety
Avoiding Chemicals
Pest Control
Cyber Safety
Talking to Your Children About Disasters and/or Tragedies

Natural Disasters and Weather

Travel Safety

Household Safety

Personal Safety

Avoiding Chemicals

  • Non-Toxic Kids: Helping Your Kids Stay Safe, Healthy, and Smart: This “green” blog is full of important information related to natural parenting. It has been featured in various popular newspapers and magazines as well as blogs and websites. Among other things, Non-Toxic Kids focuses a great deal on the safety of chemicals and products that our children may come into contact with on a daily basis.
  • Top Sun Safety Tips, by Environmental Working Group: EWG’s comprehensive and up-to-date guide on safe sunscreens includes everything you need to know to keep your family safe and healthy in the sun.

Pest Control

  • Pesticides: Controlling Pests, by The EPA: The EPA website offers information and resources on pest control and pesticides, as well as information on how to apply this knowledge in your home, building, school, and garden. They provide Do’s and Don’ts of Pest Control, and a multitude of articles regarding the topic and related subtopics, as well as a resource page of external links for pest management.
  • Pets, by Green Living Tips: Green Living Tips is a website focusing on “greening” every aspect of your life. The site contains several informative articles on natural and chemical-free pest control and pest management under their Pets category, and also accepts feedback from readers, so you may find tips by reading the comments posted to the individual articles.
  • Natural Insect Pest Control, by EarthEasy: EarthEasy is dedicated to greening your home and garden, with topics from energy efficiency and water conservation to non-toxic pest control in your home, yard, and garden. They offer an abundance of pest control information divided into subcategories listed by specific pests, and also feature an online store selling a wide variety of non-toxic, earth friendly products to help you tackle your pest problems.
  • Organic Data Bank has a host of articles relating to natural pest control in and outside the home, as well as information pertaining to pets, gardening, and tree and plant care.
  • Home and Office Pest Control, by Wondercide, a non-toxic, organic pest control company with a very well-designed, comprehensive website, including an online store.
  • Cyber Safety

    • Windows Live Family Safety 2011: Offers a downloadable program for those running Microsoft Windows, and includes safe search, parental controls, and the ability to monitor activity.
    • Family Safety, by Microsoft Safety and Security Center: Offers a table of contents of options centered around safety and tips for cyber safety and cyber safety with children in the home.

    Talking to Your Children About Disasters and/or Tragedies

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