The announcement below from a principal to her school community last week shows the importance of the kinds of skills that Kidpower teaches including Stay Aware, Think First, Move Away, and Get Help. The fact that the first girl was almost tricked into going to this man’s car is an urgent reminder that all kids [...]
Category: Children and Youth
The first time I encountered people on the street asking for money, I was overwhelmed by a desire to help. I was 14 years old and with my family on vacation in Mexico. At the market, a wistful girl wearing torn clothes approached me with her little hand held out and said, “Tengo hambre.” (“I [...]
Don’t know what to say when someone makes a hurtful remark? Here are some words to say – and how to persist in the face of defensive reactions- in speaking up about putdowns towards yourself and others.
Like most women and some men, I am a veteran of street harassment. About 40 years ago, I was in my twenties traveling through Europe on my own, wearing a tie-dyed tee shirt and ragged blue jeans, treating the whole world as my friend. Although I mostly had a wonderful time, my trust was dampened [...]