Children

Kidpower teaches skills to keep kids safe from interpersonal harm through services and resources for:

  • parents and caregivers, to equip them with skills to protect and empower young people from early childhood through the teen years
  • children together with their adults, so kids learn and practice social-emotional safety skills together with parents, teachers, coaches, or other caring adults who can continue to reinforce the skills and help kids adapt and apply them over time
  • educators, coaches, counselors, and other youth and health service professionals, to equip them with tools to integrate effective child protection, bullying prevention, and abuse prevention strategies into their standard practices in schools, camps, teams, agencies, clubs, and clinics

The Kidpower social-emotional safety skills help to protect young people from many types of harm and equip them with strategies for a lifetime of safer, more positive experiences with people everywhere they go – online and offline through:

  • child protection strategies to protect children from abuse
  • age-appropriate safety skills adults can teach to children without scaring them
  • coaching strategies to practice the skills with kids in ways that can reduce fear and build confidence

NZ Police Endorsement

Police have spent considerable time investigating and evaluating the services provided by Kidpower NZ. These investigations give confidence that at this time Kidpower NZ provides schools with suitable self-defence training and can train teachers to operate the ‘setting boundaries’ role plays.

Sonya Logan Former Head of the NZ Police Youth Education Service (now known as the Police School Community Service)

 

Designed to build consistent, common language and common strategies for conflict resolution and boundary setting for the children in your Childhood Centre.

Package includes:

  • Kidpower for Young Children Guide, including songs and posters
  • PLD session for teachers
  • Education session for parent/caregivers and whānau of your centre
  • Engaging session for children using puppets and songs

More questions? Talk to us.

Designed to build consistent, common language and common strategies for conflict resolution and boundary setting for the children in your Childhood Centre.

Package includes:

  • Kidpower for Children Guide, including songs and posters - cover Essential Safety Skills tailored
    to class needs. Skills focus on ‘CAN DO’ and taught using interactive role-play. Topics can
    include Boundary Setting, Safety with Peers/Anti Bullying and Safety when Out & About
  • PLD session for teachers - understand the programme and ways to support and follow-up.
  • Education session for parent/caregivers and whānau of your centre
  • Engaging session for children - covering Essential Safety Skills tailored to class needs. Skills focus on ‘CAN DO’ and taught using interactive role-play. Topics can
    include Boundary Setting, Safety with Peers/Anti Bullying and Safety when Out & About.

More questions? Talk to us.

Learn the Kidpower approach for making safety a part of your daily life with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in ways that are fun, positive, and practical – not scary!

1-2.5hr workshop focusing on skills and strategies that parents and caregivers can use to help with personal safety, resilience and social interaction throughout life.

More questions? Talk to us.

A workshop for families to learn together!

Practice making safety a part of your daily life by creating common language and common strategies for conflict resolution and boundary setting for children.

Tailored for individual needs.

More questions? Talk to us.

 

School Programmes

'Kidpower provides simple and attainable ideas for children who are dealing with bullying and emotional or physical abuse. Kidpower also provides children with ideas and tools which empower them as individual and give them self-belief and self-esteem. It enables children to establish a strong identity of who they are and where they come from while keeping safe both emotionally and physically.' - primary school principal

All participants have the opportunity to integrate essential safety skills through realistic practice with carefully formatted role-plays to teach boundary-setting and awareness skills

Includes tailored

  • PLD for teachers,
  • education for parents/caregivers, and
  • children's classroom sessions

Links with New Zealand Curriculum and will help children develop all five Key Competencies: Thinking, Using language, Managing self, Relating to others and Participating and contributing.

Follow-up practice materials are available to help teachers integrate KIDPOWER in English, Drama and Social Studies lessons.

Can be integrated and builds on other existing programmes such as Ministry of Education's Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L), and the NZ Police based programmes Keeping Ourselves Safe and Kia Kaha.

Parent/Caregiver & Whānau Workshops

Children learn more from what they see adults do than from what we tell them to do, so we support adults in being excellent role models about making safe choices.  Adults learn how to use the Kidpower® approach for helping their children learn and develop age-appropriate People Safety skills. Participants practice ways to foster the skills through upbeat, experiential practice without using fear as a motivator.

Sessions can be after school, weekend, or evening, and can be adult only or with your children.

Community Groups, Private group or one-on-one, and Public Workshops

Utilising the Kidpower Confident Kids programme, we tailor to meet the specific needs of you and/or your group.

 

Our primary prevention programmes support communities to foster healthy relationships free from harm, with the aim of preventing Bullying, protecting and respecting healthy boundaries for touch, games, and affection, de-escalating conflict that can escalate resulting in harmful behaviour, supporting people to interact safely online, and prevent sexual violence and family violence.

Check out our Training & Webinars

We offer programmes, workshops and webinars tailored to your community needs.

Training & Webinars

Explore our Resources

We offer hard-copy and digital resources as well as online learning modules.

Resources