Child Safety Matters

Child Safety Matters is an evidence-based child abuse prevention education program for elementary school students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.

The Lessons

(2) 55-minute lessons take place in the classroom.

Lesson 1: Facilitators introduce and discuss General Safety (Safe Adults, Red Flags, Awareness, Safety Rules) & 4 types of child abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, neglect).

Lesson 2: Students learn about Bullying, Cyberbullying, Digital Safety, and Responsible Digital Citizenship.

Why we love it

  • Interactive classroom-based lessons use fun, engaging activities, videos, and games
  • Students receive take-home reinforcement items to help continue the conversation with safe adults at home
  • Comprehensive program teaches universal safety rules and strategies following the recommendations of poly-victimization research
  • Helps schools meet many required Bullying, Child Safety, Child Abuse Prevention requirements and Health Instruction Standards
  • Aligned with American School Counselor Association Scope & Sequence

To learn more about the Child Safety Matters program and how it can be brought to your school, please contact Mission Kids’ Director of Prevention Education, Michelle McDyre at