By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Nevada and other States, school children bring their cell phones / mobile phones / and smart phones to school. In addition to school children, even children enrolled in day care centers bring mobile phones into the school. While it may seem excessive to for a young child especially one in day care to have a mobile phone, at times, the availability and use of a mobile phone can be quite useful. In some instances, a mobile phone can even provide important evidence and documentation of abuse and neglect that takes place at a day care center or school. In Sparks, Nevada, a mobile phone video was key information / evidence that led to the arrest of a day care center owner / operator. It was reported by KOLO TV in Nevada that a cell phone video was e-mailed to the Washoe County Social Services. The video was recorded by a child enrolled in the day care center. According to the news story, the incident took place at the Creative Kids Day Care Center. It was reported that a day care center worker handled a child roughly. According to the day care center laws for Nevada, corporal punishment is prohibited. The day care center work stands accused of hitting a 3 year old child in the head and face. The day care center was eventually arrested over the incident. See Day Care Center Incident Caught on Mobile Phone – Sparks, Nevada.
Typically, evidence in the form of a video tape or mobile phone recording is not provided or available when a child is abused or neglected a day care center. A videotape in any given incident at a day care center can help prove the allegations or, in the alternative, help defend the day care center worker accused of abuse or neglect.
When a child is injured or harmed at a day care center, there are many issue or challenges faced by the parents including the provision of medical care and obtaining legal advice as to the rights of the injured child and the available legal remedies for such abuse and neglect. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Medical Treatment – Medical Bills, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.