Never posting pictures of children they are sitting for and not ‘checking-in’ while on sitting events are just a few requirements we have for our Certified Professional sitters to protect the safety of the children we are watching.” -Adrienne Kallweit
Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) February 01, 2012
Safety is the top priority for SeekingSitters, a nationwide, full service babysitting referral company. Now the company is sharing valuable information and stories with parents and babysitters across the country. SeekingSitters has released a new book called “S.T.Y.L.E. - A Complete Guide for Babysitting Success”. The book will help families protect children at home and online, specifically on social media websites such as Facebook.
- More than 800 million people are on Facebook
- More than 14 million Facebook users are between the ages of 13 and 17
- Online predators can use social media to find exact location of potential victims
- When someone tags a photo or “checks in” at a park or other location, a predator can track that and find a potential victim
The information in the guide helps parents and sitters understand what dangers can be encountered online and how to avoid them.
“Our sitters follow strict social media guidelines that we implemented years past and continually update with the rapidly changing online environment,” said Adrienne Kallweit, Founder of SeekingSitters. “Never posting pictures of children they are sitting for and not ‘checking-in’ while on sitting events are just a few things that we require of our Certified Professional sitters to help protect the safety of the children we are watching.”
Kallweit is a mom of three and a licensed private investigator. She founded SeekingSitters after discovering a need nationwide for safe, reliable babysitters "on demand" SeekingSitters has
in-house licensed private investigators who perform a hands-on screening of all sitters and member families. There are currently 57 locations in 23 states, which local parents own and operate.
Kallweit says the book is both educational and entertaining and is SeekingSitters’ way to give back to families across the country.
The guide also includes personal and heartwarming stories from SeekingSitters babysitters from across the country. The company held a contest and awarded the best story a $500 “Sitter Scholarship”. The winner is a sitter in Albany who shared the story of a four year-old girl’s kindness and desire to help. The sitter has scars from a previous illness and surgery on her neck and abdomen. When the little girl she was watching saw them she promised the sitter that if it ever happens again she can “take care of them with my Dora band aids.”
S.T.Y.L.E., A Complete Guide for Babysitting Success also includes:
- Craft ideas
- Family Information Guide to provide information for babysitters
- Babysitting success tips
S.T.Y.L.E – stands for Safety, Time (the time sitters spend with kids), Yack (no yacking on the phone), Look (each sitter looks professional), Exit (Sitters exit the home in same or better condition as they found it)
SeekingSitters is a full service on-demand babysitting referral service that does all of the work for families. SeekingSitters finds and screens all babysitters, schedules all babysitting jobs for member families and handles all payments through a specialized online system. Its in-house private investigation team runs a thorough background investigation of all sitters.
“S.T.Y.L.E., A Complete Guide for Babysitting Success” can be purchased online at http://www.seekingsitters.com.
For more information about SeekingSitters or to set up an interview with Adrienne Kallweit as well as families or sitters, contact Diane White at (918) 770-3905 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find out more at http://www.seekingsitters.com.
Founded in 2004 in Tulsa, Okla., SeekingSitters is a nationally recognized babysitting service providing reliable, convenient and safe babysitting solutions for families, from last minute childcare needs to regular scheduled services. The company started franchising in 2006 and currently has 57 locations in 23 states. Founded by Adrienne Kallweit, a Licensed Private Investigator, SeekingSitters has an in-house investigation agency that provides hands on background screening of the contract professional sitters as well as all member families, ensuring the safest, most enjoyable experience for all SeekingSitters’ member families and referred professional sitters. SeekingSitters was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 fastest growing private companies in 2010. The company was also the winner of Tulsa’s First Annual Entrepreneurial Spirit Award in November 2007 and was named one of the “25 Best Women-Owned Businesses” by Working Mother Magazine in 2008. SeekingSitters has been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN and CNN Headline News, CBS Early Show, in Entrepreneur Magazine and on the CNBC Show “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch.” For more information, please visit http://www.seekingsitters.com.