Why should I teach this in my classroom?
Child abuse occurs at all socioeconomic levels, across all ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education. Often times, there is more going on in your students’ lives than others may realize. By making sure that we are educated and informed on this issue, we can prevent children from enduring this unnecessary and unthinkable abuse.
The Safer, Smarter Teens curriculum focuses on teaching students that they have the ability to protect themselves by using their personal power. The activities of this curriculum are designed to help you meet existing educational requirements, in the areas of social studies, health education and safety, while imparting critical safety information.
This curriculum includes critical personal safety information that is appropriate for teenagers, delivered through six lessons for the middle school curriculum and five lessons for the high school curriculum. Each lesson includes a 10-minute video, in-classroom activities, and parent letters. Ideally, the entire curriculum should be completed in nine weeks. The lessons provide strategies and activities for students to ensure their personal safety and how to access help in unsafe situations.
To download the Scope and Sequence of the full spectrum of our curriculum, please click here.