Category: Teen Safety

Kidpower & PCA Team Up to Stop Child Abuse in Youth Sports

Kidpower responds to recent child sex abuse scandals by partnering with the Positive Coaching Alliance and has provided free webinars and other resources educate and support a vital group of caring adults in the prevention of child abuse and bullying in youth sports. We hope that the coaches, youth leaders, and parents we can reach through our partnership with PCA will have a strong ripple effect to helping make kids safer and promoting our One Million Safer Kids Initiative.


Stopping Sexual Harassment in Schools

To stop sexual harassment, adults must set a good example and speak up about behavior that happens in front of them. If we don’t say anything, we should not be surprised when young people believe that this behavior is acceptable to us.


The Courage NOT to Fight: Using Target Denial to Be Safe

My heart breaks every time I hear another story about someone, typically a teen boy or young man, who was killed because he argued instead of leaving a potentially dangerous situation. Not all such tragedies can be prevented, but preparing young people to use target denial can keep them safe most of the time. Target […]


Overcoming the Bystander Effect: Kidpower Response to Richmond High School Assault

A heartbreaking example of the Bystander Effect was brutal sexual assault on a 15-year-old girl who was gang-raped in Richmond, California, while over 20 other teens and adults nearby did nothing to get help. Some even laughed and called others over to watch. The girl had left her high school homecoming dance to walk across […]


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