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Posted: Oct 5, 2017
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Many corporations, large and small, engage in some form of charitable giving. Whether these corporations offer monetary donations to nonprofit organizations, provide volunteer support, or match employee contributions, there are numerous benefits throughout the chain of individuals involved in any form of corporate charitable giving. The OffenderWatch® Initiative (OWI) is just one of numerous nonprofit organizations that owes its continued survival at least in part to corporate contributions.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2017
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Human trafficking represents an international human rights crisis, and awareness of the problem is growing. However, many parents in the United States may not have a strong understanding of the threat that human trafficking may represent to their own children. This practice may be seen as an issue only in certain parts of the world or in certain populations, but the reality is that men, women, and children in every country can become victims of human trafficking operations.

Private and government agencies who address the problem of human trafficking have a very difficult task, because no one has been able to compile any reliable statistics about the number of people involved in human trafficking schemes or the exact way all of these schemes operate. In addition, human trafficking is an “underground” issue. By its very nature, human trafficking operates in secret, and involves victims who are difficult to track or merely disappear.

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Posted: Jul 19, 2017
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With an estimated 95% of American junior high and high school students accessing the Internet on a daily basis, the question of how to restrict and monitor this group’s online activity has become an especially hot topic. Parents should be aware that there are a number of ways to control what their children are exposed to online, even if the family is on a tight budget. Effective parental controls mainly require a bit of research and a fair amount of vigilance.

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Posted: Jul 7, 2017
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It’s important that children stay safe while interacting in the internet community. Go over these tips with your children so they know the rules and you know they’re safe.

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Posted: Jun 15, 2017
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While some child predators are caught in the act or confess to their crimes, in many cases the signs of child sexual abuse are so vague that the people who observe them wait far too long to investigate or fail to act at all. They may feel that there’s no proof of the abuse, or that acting on suspicion will get them nowhere. Still, there are some behaviors that are far more common among children who have been sexually abused than those who have not. Anyone who becomes aware of these behaviors should be aware of the likelihood of past or ongoing sexual abuse and act accordingly.

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