Category: Teen Safety

Make Safety and Respect the Way it Is

Personal safety for children and teens in group environments can be protected with clearly stated rules that can prevent many problems from developing in the first place. The Teen Center of the San Lorenzo Valley, a rural community near Santa Cruz, is a crowded happy place, complete with video games, pinball machines, and a pool […]


Teenpower Boundaries for People You Know

If you are under 18 in the United States, you are not legally an adult. This means that you have less legal rights than adults do about what is and is not your choice. However, you do have many legal protections for your safety and you do have many choices.


Balancing Independence with Safety: Kidpower Response to Free Range Kids

In 2008, journalist Lenore Skenazy provoked a media firestorm when she allowed her nine-year-old son to ride the subway in New York City alone and wrote about her decision in her newspaper column. In her new book, Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry, Ms. Skenazy makes her case […]


Ohio School Shooting: How Can We Empower and Protect Our Kids?

The Ohio School Shooting in Chardon has left one student kiled and four others injured — and a community in trauma. As parents, grandparents, teachers, and other caring adults, we want to know how to empower our children rather than leaving them feeling that stopping violence is hopeless and that they are helpless.


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