This September, the first International Child Protection Month will honor, support, and inspire adult leadership worldwide in protecting and empowering young people.
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International, a global nonprofit leader in personal safety education for 25 years, invites caring adults everywhere to join us for this annual worldwide month of action.
Individuals, families, schools, organizations, businesses, and agencies are taking the following actions to promote and protect the safety and well-being of children and teens – and are encouraging others to do the same.
Here’s what each of us can do:
Decide to put safety ahead of discomfort for young people, yourself, and everyone important to you! As they get older, encourage young people to make the Kidpower Put Safety First Commitment for themselves.
2. Discuss the Kidpower Protection Promise™ with Young People in Your Life
Make SURE all the young people you are in a position to help KNOW you care. Discuss this Promise with your own children, grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives; your students; and the youth you support in sports, scouting, volunteer work, faith groups, etc.
Individuals and groups can become Partners by promoting international Child Protection Month through their newsletters, social media, conferences, services, email lists, and other activities; by sharing educational resources; and by donating time, money, or other support.
Official organizational partners so far include: MyGym Children’s Fitness Centers, Council for Exceptional Children, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Hands and Voices, Positive Coaching Alliance, DC Self-Defense Association, Little Pickle Press, Doing Right by Our Kids, Together for a Safe Childhood, and The Lawrence Foundation. In addition, the 30 Kidpower centers, offices and providers around the world, are inviting the families, schools, organizations, foundations, and agencies they work with to become partners.
International Child Protection Month honors the importance of each adult taking action as a Protector of Children through awareness, advocacy, and intervention on behalf of all young people of all abilities; empowerment of young people to take charge of their own lives as they learn, play, and grow; listening to and learning from young people and encouraging adult leadership in keeping kids safe.
Individuals and organizations can help spread the word all month via social media with simple status updates, links and tweets. Sign up for our free weekly eNewsletter to keep up with updates and consider taking just 5 minutes every week in September to help keep up awareness and share new resources as the become available throughout the month.
Our goal for the first year is to reach at least 50,000 caring adults who pledge to live and act in ways that promote the safety of young people. Together, we CAN transform the fear of bullying, violence, and abuse into a future of lifelong safety and success for today’s youth!
If you would like to join us in furthering this exciting initiative, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.