How and when can we let our kids go out alone in public or online – and still keep them safe? At Kidpower, we believe that the answers lie in assessing different situations and the capabilities of different children realistically, teaching them skills for avoiding trouble and getting help, and providing them with life experiences to develop their independence.
Category: Kidnapping Prevention and Stranger Safety
Use this one-page Kidpower Safety For Kids On The Way To School Checklist (downloadable as a pdf) that we compiled for parents about how to prepare their kids to be ready to make safe choices and get help while on their way to and from school, or anywhere else that they are allowed to go on their own.
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.
For 25 years, Kidpower has been teaching children and their adults about “Stranger Safety” instead of “Stranger Danger,” and many other safety programs have picked up this message.