Category: Child Abuse Prevention

What if a Sex Offender is Living in Our Neighborhood? Stranger Safety and Boundary-Setting Skills Help Keep Kids Safe

“A sex offender is living in our neighborhood! How do I protect my kids?” Horrified parents often call us when they discover that a registered sex offender is living next door or down the street. They want urgently to know how to keep their children safe. Our challenge as parents is to protect and empower […]

Kidpower Safety Tips: Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

To prevent sexual abuse, protect your children by staying in charge of who is with them, where they are, and what they are doing -  and empower kids by teaching them skills.  These recommendations from The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults can help keep young people safe from sexual abuse most of the time. Parents, […]

How to Tell When a Child is Ready for More Freedom or New Privileges

Children’s personal safety involves a delicate balance between adult supervision and children’s independence.

What Adults Need to Know About Personal Safety for Children

1. Personal safety means keeping your feelings and body safe if people act thoughtless, mean, scary, or dangerous. Personal safety means being in charge of yourself so that you act safely towards others. 2. Violence against young people is a leading health issue of our time. A study about violence against children entitled “Children’s Violence: […]

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