Leadership failures in how they have handled the sexual abuse that took place under their watch undermine the Boy Scouts of America’s credibility about their commitment to child protection. They need to change their mindset from protecting the Boy Scouts organization to demonstrating the character that they teach their boys.
Adults worry about how to talk with children when a tragedy happens, and this is when our kids need our guidance more than ever. We can offer that guidance by making thoughtful choices about the words we say, the feelings we express, and the ways we cope with our own adult-level feelings.
Last week, I had the honor of speaking at a press conference held by San Fransisco District Attorney George Gascon to kick off their subcommittee’s “Bye Bye Bullying” video contest for middle and high school students in San Francisco, for which I am a Judge and Kidpower is a co-sponsor.