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SafeKids.com | Digital citizenship, online safety & civility Avalanche! Welcome to the companion Web site to "Avalanche!," originally broadcast on November 25, 1997. In this program, scientists on a quest to find out how snow can sometimes strike with the force of TNT take NOVA's cameras inside an avalanche to unlock its deadly secrets. Photo: David Ruddick Text Avalanche!

Kids and Bicycle Safety Safe Riding Tips Before using your bicycle, make sure it is ready to ride. You should always inspect your bike to make sure all parts are secure and working properly. Remember to: Wear a Properly Fitted Bicycle Helmet. Many bicycle-related crashes resulting in injury or death are associated with the bicyclist’s behavior, including such things as not wearing a bicycle helmet, riding into a street without stopping, turning left or swerving into traffic that is coming from behind, running a stop sign, and riding the wrong way in traffic. Rules of the Road – Bicycling on the Road Bicycles in many States are considered vehicles, and cyclists have the same rights and the same responsibilities to follow the rules of the road as motorists. Go With the Traffic Flow. Sidewalk versus Street Riding The safest place for bicycle riding is on the street, where bicycles are expected to follow the same rules of the road as motorists and ride in the same direction.

Internet Safety Almost all children today have access to the Internet through schools, libraries, community centers, or their home. And most 8 to 18-year-olds, 74 percent, have Internet access from their home computers according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Not only do more children have access to the Internet than ever before, but they are using it more, too. Many schools incorporate the Internet into their curricula and encourage online research for projects. But that’s not all kids are doing online. They also email, chat with friends through instant messenger and in chat rooms, play games, create websites and web blogs, and just surf the ‘net. Even as kids grow savvier in their use of the Internet, it can still be a dangerous place. Information about Internet Safety Mind What You Do OnlineGeneral Internet safety guides for adults and kids. Tips for Parents Social Networking Safety Tips for ParentsA list of tips that parents should follow to keep kids safe online

Natural Disasters Without Warning As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire. Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation

Child Passenger Safety | Safe Kids Worldwide Did You Know? Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among children ages 1 to 19.Children ages 2 to 5 who use safety belts prematurely are four times more likely to suffer a serious head injury in a crash than those in child safety seats or booster seats.Of those children ages 12 and under who died in vehicle crashes in 2011, 31 percent were unrestrained.Children should ride in the back seat until they are at least 13 years old. Working For Change One of the greatest achievements in child injury prevention has been in child passenger safety. Safe Kids hosts child restraint inspection events across the country. Find a Safe Kids child restraint check-up event near you. Mobile Car Seat Checkup Vans Safe Kids also has more than 125 Mobile Car Seat Checkup Vans serving families across the United States. Inspection Stations Safe Kids coalitions operate about 500 permanent child passenger safety inspection stations throughout the United States. Public Policy Partners

Manage your privacy and security – For everyone – Safety Center – Google Access your settings by clicking your name or picture in the right corner then clicking Account. At the top, click Security. In the Password box, click Setup next to “2-Step verification.” You will then see a step-by-step guide which will help you through the setup process. You’ll then be taken back to 2-step verification settings. Review your settings and add backup phone numbers. You’re done! Natural Disasters | The Earth Times | Encyclopaedia Natural disasters fall into three broad groups: 1. Those caused by movements of the Earth. 2. 3. Someone living in an area that is prone to one or other of these natural disasters will be well aware of the fact, so the most important factor is to be prepared. The first indication of an earthquake might be a roaring or rumbling sound that gradually grows louder. The strength of an earthquake is usually measured using the moment magnitude scale. If an earthquake occurs under the sea it can cause a tsunami. The tsunami that hit northeastern Japan following the 11 March earthquake was 15 metres high some areas and it travelled 10 km inland. Tsunamis are not uncommon in Japan and usually there is a limited amount of warning before they hit. Volcanoes are mountains that are characterised by having a crater that opens downwards to a reservoir of molten rock. Due to their great heat the lava flows are a great fire hazard and in forested areas wildfires often result.

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