Protecting Child Safety at All Levels of Society

Kidpower Common Ground and Values: Going Forward Together After a Divisive Election

I am sending love to each person in our Kidpower community with deep appreciation for our common ground of commitment to teaching skills to increase safety, respect, and confidence for everyone, including respect for different political and religious beliefs. I am sending love to each and every one of you who is feeling sad and upset about the outcome of our election because you fear the results of having a US president who has said and done so many harmful things in the past and during this... Read more

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

New video: Kidpower Story of Empowering Kids To Stop Bullying, Abuse and Violence

Congratulations to Kidpower for the brand new new video that demonstrates their safety training in action: empowering kids to stop bullying, abuse and violence. We hope you’ll watch the video and share it! Kidpower teaches kids many safety strategies by having them practice skills based on the simple yet powerful principles, “Be aware, take charge, and get help.” This video was produced for Kidpower’s One Million Safer Kids campaign by Storytellers for Good. Learn... Read more

STOP THE BUS! Bullying of Karen Klein, Bus Monitor — What Needs To Change

This gut-wrenching video (posted below) shows Karen Klein, a school bus monitor who was being cruelly bullied to the point of tears by four middle school boys. After one of the teens posted a video on You Tube, it went viral. Watching this video makes me want to stand up and shout, “STOP THE BUS!” While I am glad that this grandmother of 8, who has faced much hardship in her life, has received a worldwide outpouring of support, this story shows us in a dramatic way what needs to... Read more