Street Smart Kidz Articles
"What Do You Think About The Amanda Todd Tragedy?" StreetSmartz Founder Urges Parents To Ask Their Kids
On October 13, Steven Baird, managing director of Street Smart Kidz, took to the online comments section of a Vancouver Sun article on Amanda Todd to write a message that seems obvious, but resonated powerfully: Parents, talk to your kids.
The misconception that the advice is obvious may be the very reason that it’s often overlooked. It may explain why Street Smart Kidz’ website crashed three times within 60 hours from parents and kids who felt more comfortable going online for answers and understanding rather than turning to each other. And it’s what prompted Baird, who founded the program — Canada's largest, free library of information and workshops on child safety — to write: “Get off your computer, get your kids to the kitchen table, and turn off the TV. Look them in the eye. Open with, “I love you more than anything in this world. Now what do you think about the Amanda Todd tragedy?”
'Just don't screw up on the stairs!'
Updated: February 26, 2013 12:26 PM
B.C. celebrates another Pink Shirt Day this week, which we fully support and wear appropriate attire as does all of our board of directors and volunteers.
Yet this year's celebration will be filled with frustration, anger and a feeling of desperation. All of which has been brought on by our Premier Christy Clark and her Minister of Education Don McRae. They both had a golden opportunity to have a real impact on the bullying situation in our B.C. schools after that horrible day, Oct. 10, 2012 when Amanda Todd took her life because of this worldwide pandemic named bullying.
Benefits of Kinsmen sponsored video will last for many years
Siobhan Burns, Special to Alberni Valley Times
May 12, 2010
The Port Alberni Kinsmen were recently recognized for their support and sponsorship of a video that may save lives.
The local club partnered with Street Smart Kidz and created a short film called the back pack toss. The clip gets a message across to children that is invaluable, especially if they are ever approached by a stranger.
In the video, Street Smart Kidz managing director Steven Baird explains the steps involved in the backpack toss, which was designed to let people know that a child is in danger. The first step is for the child to undo a zipper on their backpack while stepping away from the vehicle that has approached them. The child is told to follow that step two more times, while keeping an eye on the vehicle's door handle.
Children learn street smarts
Video teaches what to do in an emergency
Siobhan Burns, Alberni Valley Times Published: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Toss your backpack when in danger. It may save your life.
That is the message the Kinsmen of Port Alberni and Street Smart Kidz are relaying to students worldwide through the back pack toss video they created last year.
"Eighteen months ago, Port Alberni Kinsmen and Street Smart Kidz came together with a common goal, and that goal was safety," Street Smart Kidz managing director Steven Baird said. "You guys have reached over 2,000 schools and daycares. I am proud to work with you."
Toronto4Kids - February 2009
Group needs help to keep kids safe
Street Smart Kidz is taking their show on the road. The group, which started three years ago in Comox, prides itself in helping parents and kids stay safe. In the past they have been extremely successful providing parents with the tools and help they need to keep their children safe.
Christmas Shopping & Mall Safety Tips Dec 2008
It's that time of year again, when we get to visit the most popular malls in our area and do our Christmas shopping. My years of venturing out during the first three weeks of December have always been pleasant. Although it is crowded, there is a lot of Christmas... Christmas Shopping & Mall Safety Tips By Street Smart Kidz' Steven Baird
Press Release Dec 2008 - Sex Offenders MUST Serve Full Sentence
Street Smart Kidz, a child safety program offered to parents and kids FREE of charge all over Canada, has announced it will be going across Canada, with a goal of receiving 100,000 signatures on their "No Parole For Sex Offenders" petition.
Runaway Prevention Tips Newsletter Article
Halloween Safety Tips from Street Smart Kidz
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ANOTHER PINK DAY:
published on http://vancouver.24hrs.ca
Everyone is being encouraged to wear pink on Oct. 1 as part of a campaign against bullying. It's in tribute to two Nova Scotia teens who made news for wearing pink against bullying. The people behind www.streetsmartkidz.ca say they've already received hundreds of calls from parents asking for advice for their kids.
The Back Pack Toss
Back-To-School Safety Tips
Becoming Street Smart -
Local program teaches kids to help themselves... by Nancy Miller at In Focus Magazine
Educating your children about strangers and friends
by Street Smart Kidz Steven Baird