A series of short video interviews describing each of Kidpower’s 7 strategies for keeping children safe and how to apply these concepts to your daily life.
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.
At Kidpower, we want everyone to have a joyful, safe holiday season. You can have more fun and less problems by putting a clear, realistic Safety Plan in place with your children before you go out shopping or to public events. These tips from Kidpower can help to prevent meltdowns, getting lost, arguments, and accidents
Bullying Prevention Expert and Kidpower Leader, Irene van der Zande, calls for adults to turn anxiety into positive action to stop bullying. Here are five practical and positive actions adults can start immediately to turn the tide of bullying and help create schools, neighborhoods and communities of caring, respect and safety for all of their members.
Here are five steps Kidpower recommends to protect children from being betrayed by someone they love and trust.