Together, we can transform the fear of bullying, violence, and abuse, into a future of lifelong safety and success for today’s youth.
Take these 5 actions in September to protect children and teens from harm and empower young people to take charge of their own well being.
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.
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. “You are very important to me. If you have a safety problem, I want to know — even if I seem too busy, even if…”
Sign Up and Kidpower will send you easy-to-share educational resources that you can use to promote International Child Protection Month through your blogs, social media, newsletters, conferences, services, email lists, and other activities.
Become a major organizational partner and we can work with you to create co-branded resources, like the Kidpower Minute lessons for My Gym Children’s Fitness Centers; and consultation on important resources furthering adult leadership, such as the #Day1 Statement of The Tyler Clementi Foundation.
Our partners are leading by example: Taking and encouraging others to take simple actions, such as making the Kidpower Protection Promise and Put Safety First Commitment; sharing educational resources; and by donating money, time, or other support.
See more of what our Partners are doing to help spread the word and by taking action to keep kids safe! We look forward to including many more local, national, and international partners this year, so that we can reach ONE MILLION people with resources to help them #PutSafetyFirst in 2015.
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.
Learn HOW to advocate, intervene and empower young people by:
- Participating in one or more of Kidpower’s 1-hour “Turning Problems into Practices” Coaching Conference Calls – free in September;
- Taking or organizing a Fullpower Safety Leadership Workshop;
- Using Kidpower’s many books and other publications, such as the Kidpower Safety Comics series, to learn, teach and practice safety skills with young people;
- Attending one of our Kidpower Skills for Child Protection Advocates 3-day Professional Training Institutes; and
- Applying for our January 2016 Kidpower Core Program Training – a 6-day training for individuals who want to learn to teach our programs, either as a Kidpower Certified Instructor, or to bring Kidpower skills training to your organization and become an authorized service provider.
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 take just 5 minutes every week to help keep up awareness and share new resources as they become available throughout September and the rest the year.
Start by sharing this invitation video (1:49 minutes):
International Child Protection Month was established in September 2014 to support, inspire, and honor adult leadership in keeping young people safe from harm and in empowering children and teens to take charge of their own well-being.
In our first year, we reached over 300,000 adults. Our 2015 goal is to reach over 1,000,000 educators, parents, and other caring adults.
Join our growing international community in stopping bullying, violence, abduction, and abuse against young people through powerful and positive action in September — and every day of the year.
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is a global nonprofit leader in child protection, positive communication, and personal safety education for more than 26 years – inviting caring adults everywhere to join families, schools, organizations, institutions, and companies in protecting and promoting the safety and well-being of young people.
If you would like to join us in furthering this exciting initiative, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.