Category: Personal Safety

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.


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.


10 Core Kidpower “People Safety” Skills

Use this checklist of 10 core skills for being safe with people to ensure that you and everyone important to you are prepared to stay safe, make wise choices, increase your confidence, and develop strong relationships.


Overcoming the Bystander Effect: Creating Safer Communities for Everyone

The incident that brought me into this work included a classic case of the Bystander Effect. In 1985, I took a group of young children, including my own two, on a field trip to visit the city art museum downtown. We were in a public place with people standing all around when a man suddenly […]


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