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What You Need to Know About Messaging Apps and the Child Predators Who Use Them

If your kid has a cell phone or a tablet and has downloading privileges you need to read this.
Now.
We all know that child predators will do just about anything to groom children and teens (and even their family members) to gain their trust, and this includes taking advantage of messaging apps on their mobile […]

By |July 10th, 2016|Industry News|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Messaging Apps and the Child Predators Who Use Them

The Three Pillars of Protect Youth Sports’ Top Tier Customer Support

There is a debate among business professionals about whether to put your customers or your employees first. “Why does it have to be an either / or?” we wonder.
When Protect Youth Sports faced this challenging experience, we decided to focus on three things we knew our expert team of industry leaders could deliver really well. […]

By |July 1st, 2016|Company Updates, Industry News|Comments Off on The Three Pillars of Protect Youth Sports’ Top Tier Customer Support

Beware of Loopholes in Sex Offender Laws

If your youth sports organization is run through, or in connection with, a church or other religious organization, you may want to brush up on sex offender laws in your state. Why? A New Jersey judge recently ruled that sex offenders in New Jersey are allowed to work with children as long as they’re part […]

By |July 1st, 2016|Industry News|Comments Off on Beware of Loopholes in Sex Offender Laws

Three Reasons Why Someone Should Fail a Background Check

There are lots of articles geared toward job applicants that discuss how a person fails a background check, but there are not nearly enough articles directed toward employers that outline why a candidate shouldn’t pass a background check.
It’s an interesting question if you think about it:

“As an employer, what criteria do we want to set […]

By |June 10th, 2016|Breaking News|Comments Off on Three Reasons Why Someone Should Fail a Background Check

National Background Check Bill Good Start, But Still Needs Improvement

A bill recently reintroduced by a group of bipartisan lawmakers in the House and Senate aims to give youth-serving organizations like sports leagues and camps greater access to background screening tools is renewing an examination of the scope of the FBI fingerprint database. The Child Protection Improvements Act would allow organizations to screen potential employees and […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Breaking News, Industry News|Comments Off on National Background Check Bill Good Start, But Still Needs Improvement

Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone

The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors:

the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at the hands of Jerry Sandusky
the passing of new laws that allow for […]

By |February 9th, 2016|Industry News|Comments Off on Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone

Four Reasons Why You NEED to Conduct Youth Sports Background Checks

The Albuquerque Public School system is facing an embarrassing situation; one that largely could’ve been avoided with a proper hiring procedure that included routine youth sports background checks for all employees, staff, coaches and volunteers.
It began last summer. A deputy superintendent was hired without a background check. Turns out, he was facing criminal charges for […]

By |January 26th, 2016|Industry News|Comments Off on Four Reasons Why You NEED to Conduct Youth Sports Background Checks

Why Going to a Paperless Background Check Will Save You Time and Money

If you’re in charge of a youth sports league or team, we know you don’t have enough time. The list of duties you’re responsible for is mind-blowing – hiring, scheduling, equipment, finances. And this is only a partial list!
We applaud your dedication to our young athletes and their families. Thank you for organizing this much-needed […]

By |January 12th, 2016|Industry News|Comments Off on Why Going to a Paperless Background Check Will Save You Time and Money

Are You Attracting the Right Kinds of Coaches and Volunteers? How to Create and Define Your Candidate Experience.

It’s common knowledge that most local youth sports leagues and/or teams are run, staffed and assisted by volunteers. Without the knowledge, enthusiasm, and time commitment these folks’ make, our children may not have as many opportunities to participate in youth sports.
While many local leagues may have a roster of regulars who return year after year […]

By |December 29th, 2015|Compliance Updates, Industry News|Comments Off on Are You Attracting the Right Kinds of Coaches and Volunteers? How to Create and Define Your Candidate Experience.

Social Screening is a Slippery Slope (despite what the Carolina Panthers say)

The Carolina Panthers of the National Football League are making shock-waves this season for their (so far) undefeated season. But a story on the team’s website is capturing our attention for an entirely different reason.
The post, “Scouts Honor: The Importance of Background Checks,” explains in great detail how the team uses players’ social media profiles and […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Industry News|Comments Off on Social Screening is a Slippery Slope (despite what the Carolina Panthers say)