MBF Teen Safety Matters

MBF Teen Safety Matters® is a comprehensive, evidence-informed prevention education program for middle school students in grades 6-8 and high-school students in grades 9-12.

The program educates and empowers teens and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, relationship abuse, sex trafficking, and 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. Trained facilitators present in classrooms using turnkey scripts along with engaging, interactive PowerPoints that include lecture, group discussion, skills-practice activities, videos, and games.

MBF Teen Safety Matters – Middle School Edition consists of two 55-minute lessons (or four shorter lessons) presented to students in individual classrooms in each grade, 6-8. MBF Teen Safety Matters – High School Edition consists of two 55-minute lessons (or four shorter lessons) presented to students in grades 9 – 12 together, allowing for use in blended grade classrooms.

Program Features and Benefits

 

Program Topics

Lesson 1 – Digital Safety

  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital abuse and safety
  • Digital self-awareness
  • Digital self-management
  • Digital citizenship

Lesson 2 – Physical/Emotional Safety

  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Relationship abuse
  • Bullying
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sex trafficking
  • Sexual assault

Reinforcement Materials

Additional reinforcement materials for parents, classrooms, and schools are 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

  • Class Notes Sheets for lessons
  • Home Learning Assignment
  • Various other reinforcement items (pens, student resource cards, etc.)

For Parents/Safe Adults (also available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian-Creole, Chinese, French, & German)

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

For Schools

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

 

Program Overview

Classroom Lesson Previews

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

Pricing and Ordering

*Materials are provided at no cost to Florida public schools and organizations partnering with
Florida public schools through a generous appropriation from the Florida Office of the Attorney General.
To order materials for Florida public schools, please click here.

What They're Saying...

There’s not a child in the world who can’t benefit from this program. There are so many instances where we see children who have been damaged and hurt. Things happened to them and we think, if they’d only had this program, if they’d only had the benefit of this education, that might not have happened to them. If we can prevent that from happening to a single child, then it’s worth all the effort we have put forth.

The MBF Teen Safety Matters curriculum hosts an in-depth approach to important social and safety concerns relevant to youth. The program content is age-appropriate with engaging activities, jargon, and realistic situations to positively promote a relatable and impacting learning experience…Teen Safety Matters is an educational benefit to all parties involved – students, parents, facilitators, and schools.

I heard about the program through my son. He came home…and showed me the safety rules. I cannot thank the Foundation enough; to have other people who are also concerned about my child’s safety and the safety of other kids is wonderful. I especially like the program’s focus on the prevention side.