Child Safety Matters

Teen Safety Matters is a comprehensive, evidence-informed prevention education program for middle school students in grades 6-8 and high-school students in grades 9-12.

The Lessons

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

Lesson 1: Students learn about Digital Safety, including: Cyberbullying, Digital abuse and safety, Digital Seflf-awareness, Digital Self-management. and Digital Citizenship.

Lesson 2: Facilitators introduce and discuss Physical/Emotional Safety, including: Physical abuse, Emotional abuse, Neglect, Relationship abuse, Bullying, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking.

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 Teen Safety Matters program and how it can be brought to your school, please contact Mission Kids’ Director of Prevention Education, Michelle McDyre at