The courageous, heartbreaking story of Jaycee Dugard – and the tragic murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzy – have brought the terrifying reality of kidnapping to the forefront for millions of parents and other caring adults. We will never know whether or not what we teach in Kidpower might have prevented these two horrifying abductions, but [...]
Category: Kidnapping Prevention and Stranger Safety
“Don’t you think this is going too far?” asked a parent during a Kidpower Parent/Caregiver Education Workshop at an elementary school. “Following the Kidpower safety rules would mean that a child eight years old or younger on his own passing a parent he didn’t know in the hallway at school wouldn’t talk to the adult, because the [...]
‘Stranger danger’ is, unfortunately, a commonly used phrase. The phrase brings to mind worries we have about what strangers might do, and those worries can make it hard to remember what even very small children know, that a stranger is simply a person we don’t know. Most adults and many children have strong, often unpleasant [...]
Teaching Kids to Be Safe Without Making Them Scared: Tips for Safety with Strangers and People Children Know
Use this overview of Kidpower skills as a checklist for preparing your child to be safe both with strangers and people they know.