by K-12 Counseling Team | Thursday, Apr 01, 2021
This month, students will be learning how to educate and empower themselves through safety rules and strategies. Students will be provided lessons from the Monique Burr Foundation which offers an evidence-based and evidence-informed prevention program on how students can help keep themselves safe. The program will overview strategies that will help them prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to abuse, exploitation, and trafficking. The program also presents a lesson on bullying, which was already covered in October for Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month.
Know the Monique Burr Safety Rules!
Know What’s Up
Spot Red Flags
Make a Move
Talk It Up
No Blame | No Shame
Please click here to learn more about the safety rules we will be addressing in class. If you would like your child/teen to opt out of this lesson, please be on the lookout for the opt out form that they will be receiving later this month.
What students can expect from their school counselors this month:
MBF Child Safety Matters Lesson 1: Students will learn about things like: safe vs. unsafe strangers, identifying safe adults, body privacy, safety and respect, the 5 safety rules, and much more. A parent information sheet will be shared pertaining to your child’s grade level after the lesson so you can review and discuss at home too!
Middle & High School
MBF Teen Safety Matters Lesson Objectives:
Students will understand the importance of personal safety education.
Students will use the 5 Safety Rules to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to unsafe situations.
Students will identify at least two Safe Adults who can help when faced with unsafe situations.
Students will recognize peer pressure and learn to apply the 5 Safety Rules to stay safe.
Students will understand digital dangers (such as sexting and sextortion) and how they can decrease their digital risk and increase their digital safety by remembering the 4 R’s (Relationships, Responsibility, Reputation, and Risk)
If you suspect your child is experiencing any difficulties whether academically, socially, or emotionally, please encourage them to seek the support of their school counselor or other trusted adults.
April Dates of Recognition
April - Child Abuse Prevention Month &
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
April 5-9 - National Assistant Prinicipals Week
April 7 - World Health Day
April 22 - Earth Day
April 23 - Day of Silence
Monique Burr Foundation (2021). The 5 Safety Rules. Retrieved from https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/about/foundation/