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Get kids ready to have fun this summer with Kidpower skills and safety plans! Everyone has more fun when they feel SAFE!

“This is our child’s first year of going to overnight summer camp. We are just so grateful that we have been practicing Kidpower skills for making new friends and getting help if there is trouble!”
– Relieved parents

Here are some free resources that can enable kids to have more fun and fewer problems while they meet new people, go different places, spend more time on their own, and explore our beautiful world.

1. Kidpower Summer Safety Tips explains how to use boundaries and safety plans to prepare kids to stay safe when they are away from their adults at home, in summer programs, in the community, and on trips.

2. Our Keeping Our Kids Safe at Summer Camps and in Youth Sports – Child Abuse Prevention Video provides cheerful and clear guidance about:

Keeping our kids safe at summer camps and in youth sports Child Abuse prevention video from Kidpower

  • what questions to ask of places and people in charge of your kids
  • how to prepare children and teens to speak up for their safety, and
  • how to take action when there is a concern.

3. Travel Safety Tips – Stay Safe! Have Fun! Keep in Touch! serves as a checklist to review with a young person who is getting ready to make a trip away from home. Thinking about and discussing these issues ahead of time can bring greater peace of mind to parents as well as greater safety for travelers of any age.

4. Preparing Kids for More Independence answers the question, “How will I know when my child is ready to do something on their own?” This five step process can be adapted for use with young people of different ages, personalities, and abilities for a wide range of situations.

5. The “Uh Oh” Feeling: How To Teach Kids to Use Their Intuition has five steps you can use to teach kids to recognize and pay attention to their internal safety alarm, so that they can notice potential problems and leave or get help as soon as possible.

These are just a few of over 400 FREE resources in our online library and answer email questions all the time, so please let us know if we can be of help to you.

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Published: June 1, 2018   |   Last Updated: May 23, 2019

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.