What a month! As September draws to a close, we are excited to report that the first International Child Protection Month has provided over 300,000 parents, teachers, coaches, and other caring adults with simple and effective actions they can take as leaders in protecting and promoting the safety and well-being of young people. And now, where do we go from here? First, please take 2 minutes to help us reach our goal of having 50,000 adults let us know that they have made the Kidpower Put Safety First Commitment.
Kidpower Response to NPR blog post by Emily Lodish about “Global Parenting Habits That Haven’t Caught on Yet in the U.S.” answering the question, “If this is safe for kids in these other countries, why isn’t it acceptable here?”
Dr. Harold Johnson, Emeritus Professor of Education, conducts a series of short video interviews with Kidpower Founder Irene van der Zande, who describes each of Kidpower’s 7 strategies for keeping children safe and how to apply these concepts to your daily life.
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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in the US and some other parts of the world. We cannot take away the tremendous harm done by abuse in the past. We can and must do our best to protect the kids of today and tomorrow – and to help everyone who has suffered abuse as a child to find healing and hope.
Here are seven ways to take positive action.