Swimming in cold lakes, learning to canoe, braiding friendship bracelets…and talking with a therapist. Summer sleep-away camps are bringing in social workers to talk with campers about their anxiety and struggles to relax, make friends and give up electronic devices and social-media apps.
Children do foolish things, but few are as foolish as taking a compromising photo of themselves and transmitting it to someone else, usually a boyfriend or girlfriend. And while there is some debate over whether or not the mere taking of the photograph is illegal, if the picture includes images of private parts, the transmission of it, even to another minor, constitutes the crime of dissemination of child pornography, which is a felony.
Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. Recently, due to changes in state laws, consumers should be even more careful with fireworks and their usage this summer.
At AMSkier Insurance, we look forward to summer every year. We love summer camp, sunshine and all the fun that comes with the season. We are also keenly aware of the hazards and risks that come along with our favorite season. An often overlooked summer hazard likely occurs in your own backyard every week. Every year, thousands of Americans are injured while using backyard barbecue grills.
Parents? Indeed We Are By Norman Friedman, M.Ed. My last B&B SKI-Way blog on texting was in reaction to an AP article in a Pennsylvania newspaper. Those who responded were in agreement with our AMSkier Partner’s position that any and all electronics should be absent during the summer camp experience for other people’s children. Please […]