Category: Personal Safety

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 […]


Stay Connected With Your Teen’s Electronic Worlds – In Memory of Audrie Potts, Age 15

15-year-old Audrie Potts from Saratoga, California, took her life after expressing her despair online about being sexually assaulted and cyber-bullied. Her parents only found these messages when searching for reasons after her death. According to some estimates, teens spend half their lives online. These electronic worlds are too dangerous for our kids to live in without the knowledge and guidance of the adults who love them.

Too many times, adults don’t discover online messages about cyber-bullying, parties with heavy drinking, or warning signs of despair or violence until after something terrible has happened, when the opportunity to take protective action is gone.


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