Recent attacks, abductions, and cases of child sexual abuse have received nation-wide media attention. It is apparent that child predators still possess a great deal of power when it comes to luring children. Through a series of five child safety lessons, we hope to put some of that power back into the hands of children.
This curriculum teaches children how to recognize and respond to various dangerous, disturbing, and hurtful situations. Only through education can young people discover what dangers exist and how to react to such dangers. Each lesson is age-appropriate, recognizing that different children have different perceptions of safety and strangers. Upon completion, it is our hope that children will be better equipped to face real-life situations. This program is currently implemented in first grade classrooms throughout Isabella County.