November 6, 1998 marks the 20-year anniversary of the most horrific mass murder in Canadian history. Fourteen young women were brutally gunned down at the University of Montreal. The killer, who later turned the gun on himself, was seeking revenge on innocent women — any women that happened to be in his path on that […]
Category: Personal Safety
Travel Safety Tips: Ideas for planning and enjoying trips so the risk of assault, injury, or other emergency is reduced
Bring personal safety with you on all your travels, be they short or long! Leaving your daily life to journey to a new place can be a terrific, freeing experience. You can learn a lot, meet interesting people, rejoice in beauty, have great fun, and create lasting memories. At the same time, nothing wrecks the […]
Personal safety skills will not solve the social causes of domestic and dating violence, and they will not work all the time – but these skills can help people avoid getting into a destructive relationship, make the best of a bad situation, preserve their sense of self-worth, and keep looking for a way to get help.
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 […]