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Young girl getting out of car with backpack on and speech bubbleThe pandemic has made the last three school years really hard.

Educators, families, and especially KIDS deserve the BEST school year EVER.

Let’s work together to make it happen! To join our worldwide effort, you can:

Participate in our donation-based online special event, Parentpower: Safety Going Back to School!

In this adults-only workshop, learn ways to protect kids from harm – and to empower them with age-appropriate skills for taking charge of their own safety, too! Happening in English August 16 and in Spanish August 18!

Use and share our safety resources to help educators, students, and their families!

Kidpower has the largest personal safety online resource library in the world. Donations from people like you allow us to keep offering these essential resources at no charge.

Here are just a few of the hundreds of resources you’ll find there that will help adults help kids start the school year off in a safe, strong, joyful way:

Donate to our “Best School Year EVER” Campaign!

Whether you can give a lot or a little, your gift will go right to work helping kids:

  • walk and ride to school safely
  • face bullying with confidence
  • make and strengthen friendships
  • be safe from sexual abuse
  • build safe, strong connections with teachers, coaches, and other caring adults

We also provide live, online workshops for schools, organizations, workplaces, and groups of families – take a look at our new Gallery of Fliers for ideas! We will be happy to work with you to arrange a workshop for your needs.

Together, we ARE going to make this the BEST school year EVER!


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Published: August 9, 2022   |   Last Updated: August 9, 2022

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.