Protecting Child Safety at All Levels of Society

Creating a Positive Social Climate, starting with the Kidpower Climate Check-In

Our physical and social climates impact our quality of life. As individual people, we cannot control the weather outside, but we can decide what kinds of protection we use to be safer and more comfortable. We can’t control physical pollution as individuals, but we can each decide what levels and forms of pollution we are willing to tolerate or produce. As leaders responsible for the well-being of others, particularly young people, we have significant power to affect the social climate. ... Read more

Join us for International Child Protection Month–Global activities going on through September

DoingRightByOurKids.com is proud to be an official partner of International Child Protection Month, a new collaborative effort led by Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International. I had a real taste of international leadership this July when I participated in Kidpower’s three-day Child Protection Institute training in California. Child safety advocates came from as far away as Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Nepal, and India. This immersive workshop allowed each participant to learn... Read more

Join the Kidpower 30-skill Challenge in partnership with Doing Right by Our Kids

DoingRightByOurKids.com is proud to partner with Kidpower to offer the “Kidpower 30-skill challenge,” a weekly safety tip or skill, delivered to you by email. Just sign up to receive our DoingRightByOurKids.com newsletter, and you will receive the Kidpower 30-skill challenge, as well as access to important safety information contained in our Digital Library. My co-author Irene van der Zande and I are working hard to create more new featured resources that apply to specific... Read more

Launching new resources in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and we are using this occasion to share new resources with our Doing Right by Our Kids readers. We are relaunching our Doing Right by Our Kids newsletter by sharing the Kidpower 30-skill challenge with our subscribers. So when you sign up to receive to our newsletter, you’ll receive one Kidpower safety skill per week, plus other important safety information (but never more than two emails a week from us). Throughout April and beyond we will... Read more

Be Safety Nets, Parachutes, and Guides – Not Smothering Blankets

*Finding the balance between necessary protection and harmful overprotection is an important challenge for every parent.* The Overprotected Kid, an in-depth article in The Atlantic Monthly by author and national correspondent Hanna Rosin, raises thought-provoking points about how parental fear of children experiencing any risks can cause kids to have less fun playing than they used to and might be making them less capable of thinking for themselves. She describes a playground in the UK called... Read more

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