KidSafe Parenting

Welcome!

KidSafe Parenting is a safe space to ask questions and find information about anything to do with talking with kids about their personal safety and strengthening their personal boundaries.

Benefits to KidSafe Parenting!

  • Provides parents and caregivers with a language of safety.

  • Teaches personal safety from a place of fun not fear.

  • Gives parents tools and tips on how to keep their children safe.

  • Promotes raising strong, resilient, independent kids! No helicopter parenting here.

 

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Latest Podcast

Cherie Benjoseph, KidSafe Cofounder interviewed by Andrea Clemens on the Andrea Speaks Out Podcast - discussing an easy and effective language of safety you can use with your children to help keep them safe.

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Stats

40%

As many as 40 percent of children who are sexually abused are abused by older, or more powerful children.

(Finkelhor, 2012)

Check First

Is your child participating in the Florida KidSafe for Kids Program at their school? Click here to see the newsletter and follow along with our program

KidSafe Books

My Body is Special and it Belongs to Me!

My Body is Special is a fun, safe, developmentally appropriate, and most of all comfortable way for parents to educate their children about the topic of personal safety. This book is the conversation you want to have with your child, but may not be sure how to approach.

Jack Teaches His Friends to be Kidsafe!

Jack Teaches His Friends will teach you and your children essential life skills to help you keep them safe. Use this book to comfortably open up the conversation with your children about their personal safety.

Stats

73%

of child victims do not tell anyone about the abuse for at least 1 year. Forty-five percent do not tell anyone for 5 years.

(Broman-Fulks et al, 2007)

Today’s training was awesome! It was very informative. Sally was a very good resource, she motivated us a lot! We want to pass on this information to parents, teachers and students! Thank you for offering workshops like this. These are tools we use to continue serving our children and families.   Participant from Children’s Services Council of Broward Seminar

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be included in the KidSafe program. I highly recommend this program to other schools. We hope that we will be given the same opportunity for our Kindergarten and 2nd grade students to be a part of this wonderful program during the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Mrs. Keelyn Meselsohn
2nd Grade Teacher/Team Leader Tradewinds Elementary School

I am a parent of two Pine Crest children and I attended your program on Monday night. I just wanted to thank you so very much for the very informative seminar. As hard as it was to hear all of those things, it was very needed. We were thrilled that you were able to come and share that very important information with us and our children. So again…thank you.

 

Elisa Aronberg

It was a normal Saturday and I was at the rink with my 7 and 8 year old. My son asked me if he could use the Men’s Restroom by himself. Without hesitation, my daughter said, Absolutely not! I was in KidSafe today and you cannot go to the restroom alone. It is very important that Mommy is with you.. with us. I was so proud of my little girl! Many thanks to you all, keep up the great work!

 

Tara Henley
Admissions Assistant, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School, Ft. Lauderdale

I’m so grateful that KidSafe has partnered with my daughter’s school. I learned so much in the parent training–how to recognize potential sexual predator behavior; how to quiz my child about what they would do in different scenarios; and how to explain safe and unsafe touch. Thank you KidSafe for your dedication to protecting our communities’ most vulnerable citizens.

 

Christina Kranick

The Safe and Smart Series Book My Body Is Special and Belongs To Me is kept in my middle school clinic and has been a tool that has opened many conversations for me between students that have experienced a difficult situation and were unable to talk about it. Through the illustrations and nonjudgmental verbiage the author has allowed kids permission to share their feelings about invasion of their personal space. Thank you so much.

 

Nurse Connie
PBC School Nurse

The PTA is proud to support the KidSafe program at Sunrise Park. In January, we held a teacher workshop and a parent presentation to educate us on how to talk to our kids about a very scary subject in a non-threatening way and to empower them with lifetime safety skills. Exploitation prevention, Communication skills, Action plans, Buddy system, Safe vs. unsafe touch – These are very powerful and important topics for ALL parents, regardless of your children’s ages.

 

Karen Hamorsky
PTA Sunrise Park Elementary School

The KidSafe program is an essential piece of our curriculum. I highly recommend this program to any school that is interested in educating the whole child. Our school has purchased their book – Jack Teaches His Friends To Be KidSafe! For every classroom. I believe this book is a must for all parents and teachers who are concerned about the safety of children. This is the first book I found which teaches early childhood safety skills on a level they can understand and use.

 

Linda B. Harris, BS, MS
Director ECC Bnai Israel

As a father of two small boys and a former felony prosecutor, I’m keenly aware of the ever-present danger against which parents must constantly be vigilant. Please don’t merely hope and pray that your child will be safe. Your child must be prepared. KidSafe is an excellent program and helped us to introduce personal safety to our children without creating fear. Their book helped us to reiterate concepts and rules of personal safety to them in a way that they can easily grasp and remember. I strongly recommend KidSafe to all schools.

 

Carl Schreck
Parent of KidSafe Graduate

I feel that KidSafe Training reinforces the importance of child and teen safety that St. Mark’s Episcopal School already embodies. As a teacher, I want my students to be aware of the possible consequences for what they may see as innocent actions. Their awareness and caution could mean the difference of life and death. KidSafe opens their eyes to the harsh reality of what could happen via the internet if they aren’t careful about the comments and pictures they post.” Thanks for all you do!

 

Jessey Andris
Parent of KidSafe Graduate

Thank you Sally for all of your support at SPES. It was a smaller than usual group but there was a lot going on in the community. I am sure that you feel the same way that I do — it is always an important topic and if just one more person hears it we may be saving one more kid from danger. You are one amazing lady!

 

Alicia R. Steiger
Principal Sunrise Park Elementary School

My children participated in KidSafe and it was an incredible program. My children learned so much important information. My husband and I felt their lecture was life changing. We realize that we can no longer take the safety of our children for granted. Their book Jack Teaches His friends to be KidSafe has been a great resource and has helped our kids to remember and practice the KidSafe rules. The lessons this book teaches are priceless. I would recommend KidSafe and their book to any parent and school concerned about the safety of children.

 

Robyn Salk
Parent of KidSafe Graduatel