Around 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the U.S. and more than 10,000 are taken to the ER for choking related injuries. Danger seems to be all around us. But you can use technology to be prepared and prevent a crisis.
Apps and gadgets are everywhere, so why not use them to keep you and your family safe?
To keep track of kids, try the toddler tag child locator. It clips to their belt loop. If they get lost, push a button and the gadget beeps up to 150-feet away.
For pet owners, how about a new app from the aspca can protect your pets from harm. The app petoxins warns you which backyard and household plants are toxic to animals. It's less than $3 and can help you avoid a trip to the vet.
Or be prepared in a crisis with the free American red cross SOS app. Doctor Oz's voice explains step-by-step how to perform CPR, the heimlich maneuver, and more.
For those who love camping or hiking, an app for the iPhone and iPad called Army Survival have tips on first aid, tying knots, finding shelter, and dealing with dangerous animals. It can be downloaded for just 99 cents.
These are just a few easy tips that could save you and your family from disaster.