Here are some actions we can take to help create the better understanding needed if we are to have greater justice and more safety in our society.
Category: Adult Leadership
What a month! As September draws to a close, we are excited to report that the first International Child Protection Month has provided over 300,000 parents, teachers, coaches, and other caring adults with simple and effective actions they can take as leaders in protecting and promoting the safety and well-being of young people. And now, where do we go from here? First, please take 2 minutes to help us reach our goal of having 50,000 adults let us know that they have made the Kidpower Put Safety First Commitment.
Use this one-page Kidpower Safety For Kids On The Way To School Checklist (downloadable as a pdf) that we compiled for parents about how to prepare their kids to be ready to make safe choices and get help while on their way to and from school, or anywhere else that they are allowed to go on their own.
Our physical and social climates impact our quality of life and can determine whether or not harmful behaviors such as bullying will be allowed to grow. As leaders responsible for the well-being of others, particularly young people, we have significant power to affect the social climate. Whether or not we are aware of our power and its impact, it makes a tremendous difference in whether our kids are learning, playing, and living in positive social climates or negative ones.