Bill Hattendorf

Eyes (and Mind) On The Road and Hands On The Wheel

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January 9th, 2013

Anything that diverts your attention away from the main task of driving is a distraction. Basically, anything that takes your eyes/mind off the road or your hands off the wheel. This includes cell phone usage, eating, talking, listening to disruptive music, applying make-up, tending to children and navigation systems. Not Just Texting – Any Cell Phone Usage» Read Full Article

Lawmakers Taking Steps to Stop Cyberbullying

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December 27th, 2012

Cyberbullying is still a topic that schools and parents continue to wrestle with. According to Francisco Negron, Chief Counsel for the National Association of School Boards, “Until the Supreme Court takes up this issue, the law still lags behind  the reality of how we live.”  See what districts around the country are doing to take» Read Full Article

Bullying Awareness Day in Wisconsin

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September 26th, 2012

Established by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to bring attention to the harmful affects of bullying in the school setting. Bullying may negatively impact a student’s connection with school, their engagement with the curriculum, and their overall ability to learn. Bullying prevention is critical to building a school environment conducive to learning and where students» Read Full Article

Symptoms of a Concussion: Know your ABC’s

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August 13th, 2012

What is a concussion? A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works.  A concussion is cause by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Assess the situation Be alert for signs and symptoms Contact a health care provider What are the signs and symptoms of a» Read Full Article

6 Ways to “Bully-Proof” Your Child

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August 6th, 2012

Learn how to teach your child to stand up to bullies at school – not just words, but with actions.  Educational consultant and author, Dr. Michele Borba provides 6 tips to “bully-proof” your child: Don’t look like a victim Stay calm.  Don’t react. Say ‘no’ in a firm voice. Use a stone-faced glare. Leave the scene» Read Full Article

Elder Care Technology Making Strides with Sport-Induced Concussions

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June 28th, 2012

I came across an article by Thomas Adams of the Rochester Business Journal that discusses the big strides being made in baseline testing for concussions.   An innovative new product, The Equilibriate System, once designed to help the elderly is now showing it’s benefits in the sports world testing for concussions. Concussions account for nearly 10%» Read Full Article

School Transportation Issues are Tough Subject

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February 25th, 2012

Schools today walk a fine line between wanting to trim expenses, yet get their students to an event in a safe manner. R&R Insurance can assist Wisconsin schools in creating transportation plans and alternatives that meet the needs of the school and keep the students and staff safe. Learn more about transportation options with R&R Insurance» Read Full Article

Wisconsin Schools Rely on R&R Insurance to Reduce Premiums

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February 25th, 2012

R&R Insurance is the agency of choice for southeastern Wisconsin schools. Safety plans and risk management programs help to keep the cost of their insurance down. Subjects like playground safety, bullying and staff influencers on work comp claims are example areas where schools can have a direct influence on their premiums. Learn more with this quick» Read Full Article

School Bus Risk Management

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January 30th, 2012

The school transportation department of Redondo Beach, CA developed this list of thought provoking questions for school bus risk management. If your district suffers a serious school bus accident, be prepared to answer these types of questions: What Specific Steps Must a Person Take to  Become a School Bus Driver? Is there a specific initial» Read Full Article

Bullying In News More Than Ever Before

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August 17th, 2011

Bullying is in the news more and more, which can only help awareness and prevention.  Nationwide, one in six students in grades 6 through 10 say they’re bullied several times a month; nearly one in five students report being the bully at least sometimes, according to a 2001 Olweus study.  R&R Insurance is an endorsed agent» Read Full Article