Episode Five of the Kidpower Shorts series discusses loneliness and negative self talk. This episode provides examples of common ways people engage in negative self talk and self sabotage, and shows how to take action to improve emotional safety with a few Kidpower emotional safety skills. These skills include two methods for managing unkind words, whether from other people or yourself, speaking to yourself kindly, calming yourself down, and getting help from others when you need it.

Avery is a Kidpower native and is currently studying Zoology at the University of Glasgow. He is glad to be supporting Kidpower by producing the Kidpower Shorts, which he hopes will be accessible and helpful to people of all ages around the world!

This video was produced with help from Chris Graham, CEO of The Marketing Department, a Glasgow-based design agency helping clients flourish in Scotland and worldwide. Find more about Chris and The Marketing Department at tmd.scot.

Photo Credits
Many thanks to the stock photo creators from unsplash.com and canva.com.

Credits in order of appearance:
Hadis Malekie, Jesus Rodriguez, Daria Nepriakhina, Linkedin Sales, Stefan Spassov, Thought Catalogue, Hayley Catherine, Christopher Sardegna, Guilia Bertelli, All trash cans from canva.com, Andrew Neel, Ben White, Priscilla du Preez, Dmitry Ratushny, Louis Hansel, canva.com, Alexis Brown, Sarah Brown, Matteo Paganelli, Brian Yurasits, Kelly Sikkema, Sebastian Leon Prado, Priscilla du Preez, Hannah Busing, & Canva.com.

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Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is a global nonprofit leader dedicated to protecting people of all ages and abilities from bullying, violence, and abuse by empowering them with awareness, knowledge, and skills. Since, 1989, Kidpower has served millions of children, teenagers, and adults, including those with special needs, through its positive and practical workshops, extensive free online Library, consultation, and publications. Instead of using fear to teach about danger, Kidpower makes it fun to learn to be safe! Our K-12 curriculum is used by families, schools, and youth organizations for their own child safety programs. Publications include: Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe, the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults, The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and our cartoon-illustrated Safety Comics series and Introductory Curriculum for Educators.