Our Common Ground of Teaching Respect, Safety, and Confidence Going Forward Together After a Divisive Election

I am sending love to each and every one of you who is feeling sad and upset about the outcome of our election because you fear the results of having a US president who has said and done so many harmful things in the past and during this campaign.

And I am also sending love to each of you who is feeling relieved and glad, because even though you might deeply dislike some of the behaviors of our president elect, you truly believe he was a better choice for president.

No matter who had won the presidential election, there would have been millions of people in the US and other countries who would have felt very scared and very sad and millions of others who would have felt very relieved and very glad.

No matter what your political beliefs, here are five things you can do to further values that bring people together rather than tearing them apart and to support people, especially children and teens, who are feeling deeply upset by this election:

Five “Protection Power” Activities for International Child Protection Month

September is International Child Protection Month – a celebration we started in 2014 for our 25th anniversary as an annual global initiative – providing free online resources for and from us and many other people partnering to keep our kids safe.

Here are five free activities you can start this September to join us in our mutual commitment to protecting young people from bullying, violence, and abuse – and empowering them with knowledge and skills for taking charge of their own well being.

New Kidpower Protection Promise Posters for International Child Protection Month this September

Last September, I made the Kidpower Protection Promise to many young friends as part of my personal commitment to our first International Child Protection Month. I took the hands of one six-year-old, who we’ll call Molly, and started, “You are VERY important to me!.” “I know that,”  Molly nodded and smiled. “And if you have a […]

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