I often teach personal safety classes to survivors of domestic violence. I would like you to picture joining me in a living room full of women who are asking with great sadness and some desperation, “How did I end up in this situation? What could I have done differently? How can I keep my children [...]
Category: Personal Safety
In every culture where I have taught “People Safety” skills, including my own, sooner or later someone always says, “But in OUR culture, things are different.” And, of course, this person is right! In each culture, many things are different. At Kidpower, we use the term “People Safety” to mean people being emotionally and physically [...]
Elderly people can protect themselves from most bullying, abuse, and violence by learning personal safety skills. During a Seniorpower workshop led by our Montreal Center Director Marylaine Leger, a man came abruptly into the room and sat down. The elderly women and men in her workshop clearly knew this man from their Senior Center and [...]
The Walmart kidnapping video is a compelling reminder to parents about that an abduction attempt can take place in seconds even when you are close by. When a man attempted to kidnap seven-year-old Brittany in Walmart, her courage, fighting spirit, and instant reaction might well have saved her life, Lessons are to keep your security awareness in familiar places, teach children Stranger Safety skills, and prepare children to protect themselves from an attack.