What does it take to protect child entertainers from abuse? Once again, we see news headlines leaving us with troubling questions about the way that the exploitation of young people has been accepted and overlooked in the film industry. This time, actor Michael Egan is accusing well-known entertainment executives Bryan Singer, Garth Ancier, Gary W. […]
Category: Adult Leadership
The real problem is NOT appropriate protection but mistaken, confusing, and inconsistent protection leading to anxiety and knee-jerk reactions that do not make anyone safer. Yes, we need to be tolerant of reasonable risks instead of smothering kids by wrapping them in so many blankets that they cannot move.
At the same time, it is irresponsible to abandon kids to fate without adequate preparation and knowledge about how the world works.
In the past quarter century of teaching safety skills, we at Kidpower have learned that HOW we teach is as important as WHAT we teach. Our following 7 Keys can make a big difference in motivating people to want to learn about safety and in preparing them to use these skills in daily life. Stay […]
Protecting kids from suicidal thoughts Most people including kids have times when they feel very down and can’t see how things can get better. A few feel this so deeply that they think about, or act to end their life. Young people have a lot going on in their lives: managing increasingly complex relationships including […]