Category: Emotional Safety

STOP THE BUS! Bullying of Older Bus Monitor Shows What Needs To Change

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.


“Mean” Adults?? – Five Kidpower Skills to Address Adult-to-Adult Bullying

We receive complaints from all over the world about adults being bullied by other adults. Here are just a few of countless examples: “My colleague scowls when I come into our office and tries to sabotage any idea I come up with by making up stories about me.” “My boss speaks to me in a […]


Staying Calm Under Pressure

Many people ask, “How can I calm myself down when I am under pressure so that I can make better choices for myself?” This is a great question because you will be far more effective at handling difficult situations if you are calm and aware rather than upset and anxious. It is normal for most […]


Personal Safety and Online Resources ~ Check the Source

Emails with safety tips are often scary, and often wrong. Personal safety decisions are important, so take the time to base them in accurate information.  We recommend that you do not use information from unknown sources to protect the well-being and safety of yourself and your children. Find information from respected experts in the field, […]


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