Halloween times have changed since I was a child roaming the neighborhood freely to trick or treat. And kids can still have fun if we remember to make a Halloween safety plan and to prepare older kids with knowledge and skills before letting them go trick or treating on their own.
Cyberbullying can be devastating. For Bullying Prevention Month this October, Kidpower International provides essential ways parents, teachers, and youth advocates can help kids learn how to cope with electronic aggression.
Once a friend asked me, ” What does a child abuser look like?”
“I wish I had an easy answer to that question,” I said. …
As adults, we need to be prepared to stay connected with our children and know who the people responsible for their safety are and what they are doing. We must ask questions and speak up anytime we have a concern, regardless of discomfort or worries we might have.
Without going into the details about sexual abuse, here is what our kids need to know:
Let’s honor Child Abuse Prevention Month this April by protecting our kids from harm – and preparing them with knowledge and skills for taking charge of their own safety. Sadly, we cannot take away the suffering caused by abuse in the past. We can and must do our best to protect the kids of today and tomorrow – and to help everyone who has survived abuse as a child to find healing and hope.
Here are seven child abuse prevention actions each of us can take this month that will make a difference.
How To Protect Kids With Extra Weight From Bullying With Pediatrician and Kidpower Board Member Abby Bleistein, MD
Kids and adults alike often suffer from name-calling, taunting, rude gestures, pranks, and other cruel behavior because of their weight. This handout and audio recording thanks to Healthful Life MD Abby Bleistein provide resources for health care providers and other caring adults who want to provide support and skills for young people who face much higher risks of being bullied about their weight.
Kidpower advice to stop bullying among siblings – our answer to a babysitter’s question and concerns. As the babysitter, your job is to be in charge – and you can make a big difference in these children’s lives by helping to change this bullying dynamic.
“Creepy Clowns. Crazy clowns. Scary Clowns.” People hiding behind masks to scare or hurt others is not new. Here are some recommendations from Kidpower about how to prepare kids to make safe choices and to support them in feeling confident instead of scared.
When and how to step in if someone’s else’s child is bothering your young child.
These six new books make it easy and fun for educators, parents, and other adult leaders to start to use our “People Safety” curriculum with children and youth in their classrooms, youth programs, and families. Stay tuned for our organizational and school packages that include training for professionals in how to effectively teach and practice skills to keep kids safe.
Kids and adults alike benefit from being able to speak up instead of suffering through intrusive games, conversations, affection, and other pressures that often become issues during the holidays.