Category: Teens and Adults

Skills for “Yes Means Yes!” – How to Ensure Consent, Set Boundaries, and Protect Sexual Safety

The “Yes Means Yes” movement is a tremendous step forward in increasing the knowledge of what true consent means in sexual relationships and understanding about how informed, aware consent is necessary to prevent sexual assault. In addition, both women and men need skills for managing their emotional triggers, for setting and respecting boundaries, and for getting help.


Safety Through A ‘Skills Before Knowledge’ Approach: Why ‘People Safety’ Should be Taught Like Water Safety

Evidence shows the positive effect of experiential skills components on behaviour change. In Kidpower we make violence prevention and personal safety programmes more fun and much more effective by taking a ‘Skills before Knowledge’ approach. This article by Kidpower’s New Zealand Co-Director, Cornelia Baumgartner, explores why.


Keeping Playdates Fun and Safe

When setting up playdates with kids who we think will enjoy spending time together, we usually think of logistics such as what time and which house. Here are 8 safety questions to ask when planning to have your child spend time at a new friend’s house that will help make sure everyone has fun and stays safe.


Santa Barbara killings: taking our social script to a violent extreme

My grief about Elliot Rodger’s Santa Barbara killing rampage takes me to an almost wordless place. But I think it’s important to find my voice and try to address it.


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