We are grateful to all who have supported Kidpower this year by donating, volunteering, teaching, and sharing – THANK YOU!

Thanks to support from people like you, we are looking ahead to 2023 with excitement and confidence. The new year is, of course, still a surprise – and, here are a few things we know will happen in this new year:

  • Teachers concerned about bullying will reach out to Kidpower for help – and we will work with them to support safety in their schools.
  • Worried parents will send us desperate, late-night messages – and we will respond with resources and personalized tips to help replace their fear with skills and confidence.
  • People with disabilities will face bullying, abuse, and assault at a higher rate than their peers – and, in 2023, more people with disabilities will benefit directly from our safety services and resources than in any other year of our history!
  • A tragedy undoubtedly will spark widespread fear about child safety – and we will mobilize immediately to provide free information, training, and resources to help calm fears and focus on ways adults CAN help young people be safe.

Community support powers our work – so that we can respond to those reaching out for help, provide crucial guidance in the wake of tragedies, lead experiential workshops focusing on those who face the highest risk of bullying and abuse, and expand our Online Learning Center and Online Library – the largest personal safety library for all ages and abilities available anywhere.

Please donate today to help create a safer world in 2023 – with confidence that your gift will go right to work changing tomorrow’s stories of bullying, violence, and abuse to stories of safety, success, and joy!

All gifts will be matched through December 31 – please give now!


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Published: December 30, 2022   |   Last Updated: December 30, 2022

Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and the Amazon Best Seller Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.