About the Author
"This is a book I wish my kids had had when they got older and started to be out in the world without me!" says author Irene van der Zande. Irene has been featured as a child safety expert by USA Today, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal. She is also the author of "Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe"; of "The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People"; and of the younger kids' "Kidpower Safety Comics". In addition, Irene is the founder of Kidpower.org, a non-profit organization that has helped to protect over two million people of all ages and abilities from bullying, sexual abuse, abduction, and other violence since 1989 through providing workshops, consultation, and educational resources.