Child Safety Curriculum
Our school will be partnering with the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, a leader in abuse and bullying prevention, to implement their comprehensive, evidence-based prevention program called MBF Child Safety Matters®. Students receive two fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate classroom lessons that educate and empower them to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of child abuse, digital abuse, and other digital dangers. A trained facilitator will be implementing the program in classrooms. Parents will receive information and materials as students participate in the lessons. To learn more about the program or about child safety, visit www.mbfpreventioneducation.org or download the mobile app, “Child Safety Matters,” available at no cost from the App Store or Google Play
A high need for prevention education exists in schools as abuse and bullying have reached epidemic numbers in our country.
- 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before they reach their 18th birthday
- 160,000 students stay home from school every day for fear of being bullied
- The Department of Justice reports that 1 in 4 children is, or will be, bullied, and 1 in 5 cyberbullied
By using the MBF Child Safety Matters® program, our school is being proactive and helping to better protect our students. Learn more at www.mbfpreventioneducation.org.
If you do not wish for your child to take part in this curriculum, please fill out this opt-out form and return it to school.