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, and digital abuse 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 including 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

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 available.

For Facilitators

  • Curriculum Book with Facilitator Manual and Scripts
  • Flash Drive with classroom PowerPoints and other program materials
  • Three-year subscription to password-protected facilitator site
  • Online Facilitator Training
  • Canvas tote bag

For students

  • Student Coloring Posters
  • Stickers

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

  • Parent Welcome and Opt-Out Forms
  • Parent Information & Activity Sheets
  • Safe Adult Bookmarks
  • Parent PowerPoint training

For Schools

  • Pre- and post-tests to measure student learning
  • Staff PowerPoint training
  • Safety Rules Classroom Posters
  • Safety Rules School Banner

 

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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