Category: Everyday Safety Plans

Secret Family Code Word for our Kids? What Does Kidpower Recommend?

Unfortunately, in many cases, a secret family code word can be ineffective at best – and possibly even put the child at greater risk. Here’s what to do instead.


The ‘Uh-Oh!’ Feeling: How to Teach Kids To Use Their Intuition

Children and adults alike are safer when they notice their feelings and know when, and how, to act on them.


Keeping Playdates Fun and Safe

When setting up playdates with kids who we think will enjoy spending time together, we usually think of logistics such as what time and which house. Here are 8 safety questions to ask when planning to have your child spend time at a new friend’s house that will help make sure everyone has fun and stays safe.


Summer Safety Resources

Taking trips, going to camp, or spending more time on their own in the neighborhood can be great for kids in the summer. But changing routines and going to new places can also present new risks. Here are some resources providing simple steps parents can take and safety skills they can teach their kids before summer camp and recreational activities start, in ways that are fun and age-appropriate rather than scary.


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