MBF Child Safety Matters

MBF Child Safety Matters® is a comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum for elementary school students in grades K-5. The program educates and empowers children and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, digital abuse, and other digital dangers.

The program was developed WITH schools, not FOR schools, to make the best use of existing resources and ensure schools have effective programs that are easy to implement. It is presented in two comprehensive lessons ranging from 35-55 minutes (or in four shorter lessons) by trained facilitators in classrooms. Facilitators present turnkey scripts along with engaging, interactive PowerPoints with lecture, group discussion, skills-practice activities, videos, and games.

Two independent research studies have examined the effectiveness of the program with positive results for both student knowledge gains and facilitator implementation fidelity.

Program Features and Benefits:

Program Topics

Facilitators provide two age and developmentally appropriate lessons (ranging from 35-55 minutes each) to classrooms using standardized Scripts and PowerPoint presentations which include information and fun and engaging videos, games, and activities for students. (Can also be delivered in four shorter lessons.)

Lesson 1

  • Safety awareness
  • Shared responsibility for safety
  • Safe Adults
  • Types of abuse
  • Red Flags
  • Safety Rules

Lesson 2

  • Bullying
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital abuse
  • Digital safety tips
  • Digital citizenship
  • Safety Rules


Reinforcement Materials

Additional reinforcement materials for parents, classrooms, and schools are also included with the program.

For Facilitators

For students

For Parents/Safe Adults (available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian-Creole)

For Schools


Classroom Lesson Previews

Please see the sample scripts and PowerPoint below to preview the classroom lessons. (Please note pages have been removed for preview.)



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