Shop for good this year! The Holiday Shopping Season is upon us and Kidpower has some great gift ideas and tips for making the dollars you spend this year make a difference!
After being told by three teachers not to tattle, 10 year old Ashlynn Connor committed suicide because she felt miserable and hopeless about the bullying and incessant teasing that happened at her school. Let’s honor her memory – and the memory of all the young people who tragically decided to end their lives – by doing everything in our power to make sure that cruel behavior is stopped and that children have safe places to talk about their problems and get help.
Kidpower’s One Million Safer Kids initiative has one simple goal – to make a million kids safer from bullying, violence, and abuse through greater awareness, action, and skills within give years or less.
The Penn State Football child abuse case is a classic story of someone misusing his position of trust and power to abuse and coerce kids and of adults in responsible positions not taking action to stop him. The knowledge and skills we teach in Kidpower could have helped to protect these vulnerable boys from harm – and could have caused the abuse to have been discovered and stopped much, much sooner.