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.
Four 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:
Easy and practical for schools to implement
Developmentally appropriate for students in grades kindergarten through five
Based on Polyvictimization research
Provides universal strategies to better protect children, including five easy-to-remember Safety Rules
Educates children, school staff, and parents
Provides practice and reinforcement of learned skills
Created, reviewed, and supported by experts
Trusted by parents and schools
Shared responsibility for safety
Types of abuse
Digital safety tips
Additional reinforcement materials for parents, classrooms, and schools are also available.
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
Student Coloring Posters
For Parents/Safe Adults (also available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian-Creole)