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I’ve known Avery Holmes, who describes himself as a “Kidpower native”, since he was born!

When Avery, who is now studying Zoology at the University of Glasgow, approached me with an idea to make short videos about Kidpower for people of all ages, I had no idea how utterly cool his first “Kidpower Shorts” episode would turn out!

Avery’s distinctive style, clarity, and humor make this a powerful and fun safety lesson.

I think that adults, teens, and youth will all enjoy seeing how Avery shows ways to practice one of Kidpower’s most fundamental safety skills — Awareness! Being aware with your body and your mind in daily life can help you avoid problems and go about the world with more calm and confidence!

Click here to watch Kidpower Shorts – Episode 1: Awareness

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We are excited to share Avery’s first “Kidpower Shorts” episode with you – and look forward to more episodes to come.

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Published: September 10, 2020   |   Last Updated: September 10, 2020

Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and the Amazon Best Seller Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.