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Protect your identity with these safety tips, and more

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Don't have your identity stolen!

Technology has changed the world in many ways. We now have access to more information than ever before. All of this newfound access, however, can also make it difficult to protect ourselves from identity theft and data breach.

According to a recent Morgan Stanley Investor Pulse Poll, Houston investors rank identity theft as both the issue they’re most concerned about and the issue they feel they are most likely to be impacted by — even ranking ahead of terrorism and a major illness in one’s household.

In her blog on the Crime Stoppers' website Gail Stalarow, Vice President and Financial Adviser with The Clarity Group at Morgan Stanley, addresses this Top Concern for Houstonians and reminds us to remain alert and vigilant: click here to read full blog!

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ready for promReady for Prom with CS and Tootsies

Crime Stoppers of Houston hosted the 3rd annual Parent’s Against Crime Tootsies Prom event on Sunday, March 5th. With this year’s motto being Keep Calm and Think Prom, we successfully educated over 65 junior and senior girls and their parents on Prom safety. Tootsies kindly allows us to host this event in their store every Spring. It was a great way for the girls to get free Prom education and shop for their dresses all in one afternoon.

Panelists ADA Bianca Roberson, Safe School Manager Michelle Sacks, 2016 Miss Houston Logan Lester and Tootsies Thamer Favor Magee spoke to the girls on several topics including drinking and drug laws, social media content, safety and security measures and much more. Panelists stressed the importance of making the right choices and associating yourself with the right group of friends. The choices you make now control your path after school including jobs, colleges, sororities, etc. Following the discussion, Lester and Magee hosted a mini fashion show that allowed the girls to see some of the latest Prom trends, styles and fashion tips. Models, Hannah Rickard and Haley Durst, had their hair and makeup done by Edward Sanchez who spoke to the girls on hair and makeup trends. Rickard and Durst modeled six different looks as they walked the runway.

View photos here!

Protect them from unhealthy realations

Didn't get a chance to read Crime Stoppers Executive Rania Mankarious' weekly blog this past Sunday via The Buzz Magazines? No worries, see below!

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t eavesdropping. I was waiting for my noon meeting. They were at the next table, in deep conversation. One was sharing her frustration and despair over a relationship that in my opinion echoed that horrible space between “control” and “abuse.” As I waited and listened, my social media feed ironically displayed International Women’s Day marches for equality and justice. I turned away from those images and back to this young woman. She needed help now. But who was she? How did she get to this point? And how can we really help her? How can we make sure we don’t raise young girls that turn into young women who are hurting like this? She, as it turns out, represents so many.

We need to do a better job talking to our young girls about healthy relationships and what they look like. We need to give them the tools to navigate away from bad choices and help others do the same.

Here’s a very basic review... continue reading here.

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