Middle School

The curriculum teaches students how to recognize danger and how to use their personal power to say “no,” get help, and set boundaries. Middle school students learn about the warning signs of unsafe situations and what actions they can take to reduce risks, stay safe, and access help.

Binder Includes

    • Teacher’s Guide
    • Parent Letters (available in Spanish and Creole on USB)
    • USB with videos, lesson materials and parent letters
    • Activity Sheets
    • Spotlight and Key Vocabulary
    • Focus Scene Cards
    • Key Vocabulary Cards
    • Florida Standards Reference Sheet
    • Bookmarks

Lesson 1 Overview

In the first lesson of Safer, Smarter Teens: Personal Power, middle school students will be introduced to the concept of personal power and the red flags that alert us to unsafe situations. Students will meet Lauren in the introductory video and she will share her powerful story of abuse, recovery, and advocacy. Students will learn about positive personal power. By using their personal power, they will learn to set their personal boundaries, recognize red flags, and use that power to say “no” and access help in situations that threaten their safety or the safety of others. Students will learn key vocabulary terms including: “personal power,” “power plays,” “red flags,” “body boundaries,” “sexual abuse,” and “self-esteem.” Understanding these terms will create the foundation for students to develop their own personal power.

Topics covered:

  • Personal Power
  • Red Flags
  • Setting Body Boundaries
  • Definition of Sexual Abuse
  • Positive Power Plays
  • Human Trafficking

Lesson 1 Video

Curriculum Lessons

  1. Self-Esteem & Personal Power
  2. Fitting In & Acceptance
  3. Grooming & Boundaries
  4. A.C.T.: Abuse, Disclosure, and Getting Help
  5. Isolation: Staying Safe in the Virtual World
  6. S.A.F.E.: It’s OK to Tell
  7. Human Trafficking

Sample Lesson


To view and download sample materials from the first lesson of the middle school curriculum, click below.


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