Watching the video of school bus monitor Karen Klein being cruelly bullied by four boys makes me want to stand up and shout, ‘STOP THE BUS!’ Parents and teachers need to teach kids how to recognize destructive behavior, resist peer pressure, speak up when they see someone acting unsafely, and get help. School staff, including bus monitors and playground supervisors, need training and support to stop kids from engaging in bullying of anyone in the moment.
Category: Boundary Setting
“Your safety and well-being are more important than anyone’s embarrassment, inconvenience, or offense!” -Ellen Bass, Co-Author of The Courage to Heal and Founding Board President of Kidpower Boundaries for Teens If you are under 18 in the United States, you are not legally an adult. This means that you have less legal rights than adults do about [...]
In Kidpower, we have found that knowing something is not the same as being able to do it. This is why we encourage Positive Practice, so that people are successful in using skills in contexts that are relevant to their lives. It’s also why we address issues that get in the way, such as emotional [...]
Kidpower’s vision is to work together to build cultures of caring, respect, and safety for everyone. The purpose of this article is to share some of the practices that our organization has found helpful in ensuring that email communications build positive relationships rather than turning into misunderstandings that can be devastating. Where would we be [...]