Kidpower Youth Safety Comics

This book helps parents and teachers answer the question,
“How can my older kids stay safe while becoming more independent?”
A fun, practical tool for discussing and practicing ways to stay safe from bullying, abuse, and violence – and how to avoid difficult or dangerous problems with people you know and people you don’t.
Entertaining cartoons and engaging social stories
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These entertaining social stories and practices In the Kidpower Youth Safety Comics provides important 'People Safety' skills for young people ages 9 to 14 who are becoming more independent. Kids find the book engaging and it brings more peace of mind to worried parents.

This comic includes:

  • Directions for adults on how to practice personal safety with kids ages 9 to 14 Social stories to discuss with children.

  • Basic “People Safety” skills for protecting everyone's emotional and physical well-being

  • Solutions to potential problems such as bullying, stranger safety, and boundary issues
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The tools in this book are most appropriate for youth ages 9 to 14 who are beginning to be more independent in the world.

Young people really want to know how to take charge of their safety.  However, the skills are important for people of any age – adults too!

Our Kidpower Children's Safety Comics and our Fullpower Safety Comics: People Safety Skills for Teens and Adults are also available in the Online Learning Center.

Comments from readers

The Kidpower comics helped us SO MUCH with our kids. My son had been very shy, and practicing the activities in the comics helped him be more self confident. On the other hand, my daughter used to walk up to anyone and start chit-chatting. Practicing the activities in the comics taught her some restraint and appropriate boundaries. We had tried to help both kids with these things beforehand, but our advice and cautions never hit home. Kidpower, however, spoke their language, and taught them safety skills in simple, non-shaming, and empowering ways.
Great resource! I've found these safety comics very helpful, because it can be difficult to remember so many great safety skills, scenarios and how to coach and practice with my kids, especially when they're first introduced. These books remind me of the safety skills, provide scenarios that I can then expand on or add to depending on what safety challenges my kids have, while engaging them and providing practice so that they're more likely to use their power in the safety situations. In addition, they provide the room for great conversation starters in a non-obtrusive, natural way. I've found that this is not just a book to read, this is a book to discuss and practice with to really get it's full benefit.
We found this to be very informative and useful information easily understandable for pre-teens and teens alike. Highly recommend this book.
The skills in this book can prevent serious problems, but they are fun to  practice with the Kidpower approach. Definitely a great tool for talking about and practicing stranger safety and skills to help prevent abuse -- without talking about abuse.

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$10 USD per person if you wish to enroll on your own. Use the contact form below to request a discount code that will allow you to enroll at a reduced price.

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About the author

Irene van der Zande

Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and the Amazon Best Seller Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Book Adaptation and Tech 

Meet the team that brought the Kidpower Safety Comics to life!
Amanda Golert
Kidpower Sweden Director
Kidpower Children's Safety Comics: Illustrator
Mackenzie Mitchell
Technical & Office Specialist
Marylaine Léger
Kidpower International Programs Director & Quebec Center Director

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