Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Special Olympics Ranked Top Non-profit Disability Organization by Philanthropedia

Special Olympics is the largest sports organization for children and adults in the world. Philanthropedia is a GuideStar subsidiary that encourages charitable giving by non-profit organizations.

Special Olympics was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver and has grown to include over 3 million athletes in 175 countries. Just like the Olympics founded in Greece, Special Olympics Games alternate every two years between winter and summer games.

The goal of Special Olympics is to change lives "through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide." It provides the opportunity to develop physical fitness and experience joy and friendship for millions of children and adults around the world.

Accordingly to Philanthropedia, approximately 54 million individuals (20% of U.S. population) in the United States live with at least one disability. Special Olympics works to impact communities within the United States and around the world, as an estimated 200 million people worldwide have intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics was chosen as #1 out of 11 non-profit organizations that serve people with disabilities.

More information about each organization can be found on their websites:

Special Olympics


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

PhoneGuard Prevents Texting While Driving

PhoneGuard is the latest App that prevents texting while driving. It provides great peace of mind for parents all for the low price of FREE.

Texting while driving is a huge safety problem and the biggest offenders are teens. They also happen to be some of the worst drivers because of their lack of experience behind the wheel.

PhoneGuard detects when the car is moving and kicks into gear with auto replies to incoming texts to alert the sender that you're busy and will return the message when you're able to do so.

Currently, it's available for Android and BlackBerry phones and more info can be found on their website at: www.PhoneGuard.com


Monday, August 15, 2011

How Parents Use Facebook to Spy on Their Kids Infographic

C'mon, admit it, you've done a little peeking in on your children's Facebook pages. Maybe you're completely open with your kids and there are no secrets. Awesome for you! But for many parents, they aren't so lucky.

Facebook is one way to see what kids are up to if they let you friend them. If they don't, there may be something going on that you shoould know about. Hopefully they'll keep everything private so only trusted friends and family can see their posts. After all, they are kids.

Below is an infographic that shows how parents keep tabs on their kids using Facebook.

To see the original infographic in full size visit the post at Daily Infographic.

It's interesting that there are 7.5 million users under the age of 13 (the legal age) on Facebook yet they only ban 20,000 a day.

It's also interesting that 55% of parents use Facebook to keep an eye on their kids but only 16% send them a friend request. Sounds like a lot of kids aren't keeping things private.

Stay safe out there on the interwebs. :-)