Greatcall 5Star Response System + Giveaway!

 **Disclosure: Greatcall did provide our family with a 5Star unit along with 3 months of service in order to help facilitate this feature.  No monetary compensation was received.

With back to school season in full swing, safety is a top priority.  We have decided to home school this year, but last year, our children walked together, to and from school on their own.  Even though their school is right down the street, the safety of our children was always on my mind.  Greatcall's 5Star Response System is a great tool to help ease your mind. Whether your child is lost, feels threatened or scared, or is in an emergency situation, all he/she has to do is press one button and they are immediately connected with a NAED (National Academies of Emergency Dispatch) Certified Response Agent who can conference in the user's emergency contacts (you!), access the user's medical information, connect to a live nurse, or dispatch 9-1-1 emergency services.  The agents will remain on the line with your child until the situation is resolved. It's also a GPS so if the user can't state where they are, they can still easily be located.  Below is John Walsh explaining a bit more about the 5Star Responder -



We were able to preform a test call with the kids right beside us.  It was so simple for them to understand and use, it was great!  I love that it's just one push of a button that connects them.  No long phone numbers for them to remember or having to take the extra time to dial a number.  5Star agents are also 100% US based and are trained in CPR and other emergency procedures.  It'd even be a great gift for seniors! Service for 5Star urgent response is only $14.99 a month with no contracts, no cancellation fees and no equipment to install!


Now for the exciting part! 5Star will be giving one of our readers a 5Star Urgent Response Unit + 3 months of free service! (the 3-month service activation begins on the day the device is shipped out)


Give Away is now Closed! Thanks to all who entered!!

8 comments:

  1. Hi Hula Hoop Mom! I wasn't sure where I was supposed to comment, but I am assuming it means on this blog post. I spend time with kids all the time and one way tip that I would like to share is to leave a sheet on the fridge with all of our emergency contacts. Since the kids don't have any cell phones with the numbers already saved, we have all of our caregivers/adults' contact information placed in a spot where everyone can easily access this!

    Thanks so much for this blog post! :)

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  2. One way that we keep the kids safe is reviewing transportation/walking safety with them to make sure that they understand "road rules." Since the younger kids in the family take the school bus to school, it is really important that they are able to cross the street safely to the bus stop. We always make sure that they stop and look both ways before crossing the street. One time, a car didn't stop when the bus stop's "STOP" sign was clearly out, but luckily there weren't any accidents. When you practice this enough with them, it'll become second nature!

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  3. Remind your children that the shortest route home is not always the safest. Tell them to spend an extra few minutes walking if there is a safer way home.

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  4. One way we ensure that my younger cousins are safe is practicing walking to school together. The nearby elementary school has a type of "walking-bus" for kids who live very close to the school. Although the route has its own paved pathway, it can be pretty dangerous walking through there and we always put our children's safety first. We make sure that each child knows the route and has a partner to walk with. There are always adults supervising this "walk-bus," but in case anything should arise, we have come up with a list of safety tips as they walk together to and from school!

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  5. My elementary school nieces/nephews and siblings have a reflective strip on their backpacks just in case a driver doesn't see them.

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  6. Teach you children to not speak to strangers and avoid walking alone on low populated streets.

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  7. I have a word that I use (safe word) if I have sent a message via another parent (who is a friend), but usually I tell them not to speak to strangers and the oldest ones have cell phones and I tell them if a stranger approaches or tries to harm or take them to scream and bite

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  8. At our household, we have the younger kids keep our emergency information in their book bags. We have a list on the fridge, but we also keep an extra one for them to bring to school if they ever need it immediately.

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