When our kids got lost, they followed our Kidpower Safety Plan and went to the cashier to get help.
Now I know that if someone tries to bother me on my way to school, I will know what to do to stay safe!
Kidpower Stranger Safety Message
Tell your kids: “Most people are good. This means most strangers are good. If you don’t know someone well, Check First with your adults. If you are on your own, Think First.”
Stop! Leave! Help!
ABC7’s Better Bay Area News Team shows viewers how to teach kids how to stop a possible abduction, featuring Kidpower’s executive director and founder, Irene van der Zande. Watch the Video and read the article on ABC7’s website.
NEXT Video: “What if my child gets lost?”
What if My Child Gets Lost?
Suddenly you look down and your child is NOT THERE. Usually children get found within minutes, but one of the best ways to avoid that heart-in-your-throat, panicky feeling is to make and practice Safety Plans for every place your kids go.
Kidpower Skills in Action
This video shows vivid examples of how Kidpower prepares kids to protect themselves from abduction and abuse (however, it is one of our older videos, so it has outdated statistics).
Take positive action to prevent and stop abduction and assault:
Kidpower Publications to Teach People Safety Skills
The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People provides extensive information on how to protect children from
abduction and teach them to be safe both with strangers and people they know.
Kidpower’s Self-Defense Lessons Book, One Strong Move, offers cartoon-illustrated, step-by-step lessons for adults to use in teaching kids how to use effective physical skills and wise strategies for stopping an assault and getting to safety.
Kidpower and Fullpower Safety Comics give cartoon-illustrated tools for teaching and practicing “People Safety” skills that can stop most kidnapping and assault situations through setting boundaries and getting help.
Books 1, 3, and 4 of the Kidpower Teaching Book series specifically provide social stories and skill practices for keeping kids safe out in public with people they know – and people they don’t.
“Doing Right by Our Kids is a field guide for practicing courage. It will arm you with the knowledge and skills you need to know when, why, and how to act to protect your kids.”
— Dan Heath, New York Times Bestselling Author
A groundbreaking new book about Protecting Child Safety at All Levels by internationally-recognized child safety education experts, Amy Tiemann, PhD and Irene van der Zande.
Stranger Safety and Self Defense Resources from the Kidpower Online Library
- Featured Article: How “Stranger Danger” Hurts Kids
- Featured Safety Tips: Protecting Children from Abduction/Kidnapping
- Featured Podcast: Stranger Safety – What Rhymes with Ranger? (6:48)
- Tools for Empowering Children to Explore Their World with Safety and Confidence
- Safety with Strangers and People Children Know
- Resisting the “Illusion of Safety”
- Adults Need To Know: Personal Safety for Children
- Safety Checklist: Get Kids Ready To Stay Safe When They Go Out
- Just in Case: What Children Need to Know if They Cannot Get Away at First
- How to Pick a Good Self-Defense Program
Kidpower Workshops and Child Protection Skills Training & Consulting
Kidpower offers a wide range of in-person programs for parents, professionals, children, teens, adults, and people with difficult life challenges based on the specific needs of their families, schools, or organizations. See our California services or other locations to find or set up a workshop.
We also provide long-distance seminars, consulting, and personal coaching sessions that can be conducted via video-conferencing, email, or phone. Services also include keynote speakers for conferences, tailored sessions for board and staff retreats, and traveling instructors. Please contact us.
Our special 3-day Kidpower Skills for Child Protection Advocates Institute provides an in-depth training for any adult in how to use our intervention, advocacy, and personal safety skills to protect and empower children and teens. Executive Membership includes a Skype coaching meeting on how to use Kidpower resources to meet your specific needs.