Category: Teens and Adults

Facing Prejudice With Compassion and Determination

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.


Conscious Giving: How to Set Priorities and Resist Pressure

As an organization dedicated to teaching people to take care of their emotional well-being, we want people to feel joyful rather than pressured when they give or ask others to give. Kidpower’s new Conscious Giving article includes 5 assessment questions for making decisions about charitable donations.


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.


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