by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Feb 8, 2018
Lately, it seems that barely a week goes by that we don’t hear news of adults in positions of power or trust, accused or convicted of “sexual misconduct” in the workplace, domestic violence, sexually abusing young people in their care, and also about adult leaders who were told and ignored it. We believe that because […]
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Dec 13, 2012
Kidpower’s vision of working together to create cultures of caring, respect, and safety for everyone, everywhere is a lofty goal that is often challenging to make real in our daily lives. Here some resources that can help.
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Jul 9, 2012
Here are five steps Kidpower recommends to protect children from being betrayed by someone they love and trust.
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | May 23, 2012
Bullying Prevention Expert and Kidpower Leader, Irene van der Zande, calls for adults to turn anxiety nto positive action to stop bullying. Here are five practical and positive actions adults can start immediately to turn the tide of bullying and help create schools, neighborhoods and communities of caring, respect and safety for all of their members.
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Feb 12, 2012
The Walmart kidnapping video is a compelling reminder to parents about that an abduction attempt can take place in seconds even when you are close by. When a man attempted to kidnap seven-year-old Brittany in Walmart, her courage, fighting spirit, and instant reaction might well have saved her life, Lessons are to keep your security awareness in familiar places, teach children Stranger Safety skills, and prepare children to protect themselves from an attack.
by Beth McGreevy | Jan 6, 2012
The FBI and the Department of Justice have finally expanded the definition of the crime of rape to include the sexual assaults of men, children and any adult who cannot give consent to sex. Though I hate the idea that anyone would experience this or any kind of violence in their lives, it is important to define it accurately in our statistics, so we can work more effectively to prevent this terrible crime.
Kidpower has been committed to teaching people of all ages and walks of life how to prevent and deter violence since 1989 and we hope this newly expanded definition at the highest levels will translate not just into expanded statistics, but also – and more important – into positive action to address and prevent rape at every level of society.