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Kidpower’s Summer Safety Tips: Simple Skills to Help Kids Be Safer at Summer Camp & Rec Programs, at Home and on Trips
Date:6/6/2013

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2013

Child safety expert and author, Irene van der Zande, spells out simple steps parents can take and safety skills they can teach their kids before summer camp and recreational activities start, in ways that are fun and age-appropriate — “not scary or weird.” Van der Zande is the founder of Kidpower, a leading nonprofit in personal safety skills education, known for taking a positive, skills-based approach to preventing sexual abuse, kidnapping, bullying and other violence.

“Taking trips, going to camp, or spending more time on their own in the neighborhood can be great for kids in the summer,” says van der Zande. “But changing routines can also present new risks, so parents and kids need to take the time to make safety plans and practice how to get help in these new situations if there’s a problem.”

To help parents get started, Kidpower has released two new resources in the Kidpower.org free library. Van der Zande’s article, “Summer Safety: Kidpower Tips For Families,” offers 14 tips for making safety plans and practicing safety skills for new situations and routines at home, in the community, at summer programs, and on trips.

Kidpower is also releasing a parent-education video, “Kidpower Advice To Prevent Sexual Abuse At Summer Camp & Recreation Programs,” featuring van der Zande talking in more depth abo
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