Kidpower Safety Signals
Simple gestures, words, and drawings that make it easy to teach, learn, and remember Kidpower’s key safety skills.
Teach and Coach with Kidpower’s Safety Signals to Turn Concepts into Healthy Habits and Practical Skills
The Kidpower Safety Signals were developed as a teaching and coaching tool that can be understood around the world and used by people of all abilities.
Our Safety Signals ebooks in English and Spanish, and Classroom Posters cover the key interpersonal safety strategies, concepts, and skills that we teach to children, teens, and adults, including those with special needs.
Calm Down Power
You can use our 30 Kidpower Safety Signals to teach social safety skills and concepts for how to:
- Prevent and stop trouble with people
- Take charge of our feelings, words, feelings, and bodies
- Build better relationships
- Take charge of our safety out in public
- Develop healthy boundaries with people we know
Once people have learned these ideas and skills, the Kidpower Safety Signals (with and without the words) work as reminders to coach their use in daily life.
To see how the Kidpower Safety Signals work in action, take a look at these two videos created in partnership with Hope Developmental Services showing the use of the Kidpower Safety Signals by adults with developmental disabilities in making safety plans for going out.
Download ebooks for teaching 30 Kidpower Safety Signals
You can either use our download request form below or join our free community library to download a PDF of our 30 Kidpower Safety Signals for the above topics with graphics and directions for their use. (Scroll down to download our Safety Signals in Spanish or French!)
Download our Safety Signals PDF in Spanish!
Download Our Safety Signals PDF in French!
Watch videos of Kidpower Executive Director and Founder Irene van der Zande explaining how to teach the Kidpower Safety Signals:
Thank you to the Special Hope Foundation for the three-year pilot program funding of this ground-breaking Bridges to ‘People Safety’ Project. Thank you to the Cisco Systems Foundation for supporting the development of the project’s educational micro-videos.