Learning about consent isn’t just about sex. Children can start to learn the following Kidpower safety rules for safety with touch as soon as they can talk, and these rules stay relevant throughout their lives: Touch or games for play, teasing, and affection should be safe, ok with each person, allowed by the adults in charge, and not a secret.
Bullying Prevention Expert and Kidpower Leader, Irene van der Zande, reviews the “Bully” movie with an eye toward what to do after you watch the documentary – because just watching is not enough to make a lasting difference for kids and families struggling with severe bullying, even in schools and communities where “anti-bullying” policies have been adopted.
Update July 24, 2012. The following article was written before the investigation that showed what a big role Joe Paterno played in the coverup of the abuse that took place at Penn State Football. We no longer believe that the information on which this was based is accurate. Instead, please see these articles: What Penn State […]