DID YOU KNOW?
Children who receive school-based education about child sexual abuse are 3.5 times more likely to report if they had been/were being abused, compared to children who did not receive that education.
Source: Walsh K and Zwi K, et al., 2015.
Safer, Smarter Kids is an interactive program that teaches Pre-k and school aged children skills to protect themselves from sexual abuse. Safer, Smarter Kids also informs children how to make appropriate decisions in a variety of situations.
Safer, Smarter Kids includes discussions about their feelings or emotions; the differences between “good” and “not-so-good” secrets; how to identify and select special people in each child’s life that he or she can talk to and trust; how to use your "I mean business voice" and say “no” when they feel uncomfortable.
Safer, Smarter Kids includes five to eight, 30-minute age-appropriate lessons. The children then have the opportunity to practice these concepts through in-class activities.
Safer, Smarter Kids' lessons include information regarding:
• Listen to and trust what your body is telling you about your feelings.
• If someone tells you a secret, you make a decision about whether or not to keep the secret.
• Special people in your "trusted triangle" can help you if you talk to them.
• You have a right to say no, even to a grown-up, if being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or could be harmful to you or someone else.
About Safer, Smarter Kids
Safer, Smarter Kids is an abuse prevention education curriculum designed for Pre-K and elementary-aged children, created by the Lauren’s Kids foundation.
The curriculum focuses on teaching children that they have the ability to protect themselves. The activities of this curriculum are designed to help you meet existing educational requirements in the areas of social studies, theatre, visual art, health education, and reading/language arts, while imparting critical safety information.
The curriculum is offered through Project C.H.A.N.C.E. for Pre-K through Fifth grade. There is also a curriculum for children with special needs.
Why should I teach Safer, Smarter Kids in my classroom?
By empowering children, educating parents, and engaging with teachers, we all work together to help prevent children from going through tragic situations. The education program uses developmentally appropriate information to arm children with the tools and language they need to better protect themselves from abuse. Each grade level’s theme focuses on developing skills for staying safe as it relates to the expansion of a child’s world and aligns to social studies frameworks.
There is no charge for Safer, Smarter Kids to be offered in school, day care, or other organizations. The program is sustained by donations and volunteer support, and we are recruiting volunteers for this school year. If you are interested in volunteering with Project C.H.A.N.C.E., please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the Safer, Smarter Kids program, please contact Priscilla Monarez, Safer, Smarter Kids Coordinator, at email@example.com.
To make a financial contribution to support Project C.H.A.N.C.E. Safer, Smarter Kids program, please click on the “Donations” button. Thank you!
Safer, Smarter Kids
Engaging Teachers, Empowering Children, Educating Parents