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Cyberbullying is everywhere in the news today, the dark side to social media that creates misery for countless children and adults. Like any form of bullying, cyberbullying can poison someone’s joy in life, reputation, and well being. Teaching digital citizenship can be a powerful solution to cyberbullying. Just as an antidote is a substance that can counteract a form of poisoning, responsible digital citizenship can provide an antidote to cyberbullying.

We are pleased to share a recent Kidpower article published by the “Pediatric Safety” website. They provide excellent online information about a wide range of child and adolescent health and safety issues. This was published in recognition of October being Bullying Prevention Month:
How to Stop Cyberbullying: Digital Citizenship for Children

Finally, we deeply appreciate the generous donations from many of our supporters in response to our October fundraising campaign – all gifts will be used to support Kidpower’s work in providing training and resources to keep young people safe from bullying, harassment, cyberbullying, and more.

If you have not yet made a contribution and wish to do so, please visit If you have a question or concern regarding bullying or other problems with people, please email us at


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Published: October 18, 2017   |   Last Updated: October 18, 2017

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.