Since our inception in 1994, kids, teens and even adults have reported using Kidpower training to stay safe.
The names below have been changed for confidentiality but the stories are real.
My son David took the course about a year and a half ago. He was 4 at the time, is now almost 6. Recently he was at a friend’s house for a play date and his friend took him in the closet with mom’s iPad, to look up some adult content. David knew just what to do. He asked his friend to stop, and when that didn’t work, he said he was uncomfortable and asked to go home. He told his dad and I what happened and we were able to contact the other boy’s mom to discuss the situation. We were so proud of him and I know the Kidpower program helped him make these good choices. We’ll plan to give him a refresher when he’s a little older. It’s great to know our kids can advocate for themselves in these sticky situations!
Gracey is a 6-year old girl who participated in our Weekend Family Workshop last summer. A couple of months later, she was riding in her summer daycare bus to swim lessons when another child touched her inappropriately. The only adult in the 15-passenger van was the driver. The rules were to sit still and be quiet. Gracey said, “STOP” loudly and gave him a shove with her backpack. There was a bit of a skirmish and the same child broke “the Kidpower safety rules” by touching Gracey in her “private areas”. This time she said “STOP! OR I’LL TELL”. One hour later, her mother picked her up at the swimming pool and Gracey told her everything that had happened. The story doesn’t stop there. Because her mother had been part of our Parent Night, she knew exactly what to do. She reported the incidents to the appropriate authorities. Hopefully the child who bothered Gracey will get some help. Gracey is fine.
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