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.
Protect Yourself 2.0
Protect Yourself 2.0 is a series of lessons teaching children how to recognize and respond to the potential dangers of internet and social media. The program is taught to children in the third grade between the ages of 7-9. The Protect Yourself Curriculum will teach children how to recognize and respond to various dangerous, and harmful situations which occur online. Each of the three weekly lessons are presented in an age appropriate manner, recognizing that children have different perceptions of safety and strangers. Upon completion, it is our expectation that children will be better equipped to face real-life predatorial situations. Each of the three safety lessons has an important yet unique goal of: basic safety, online safety, and identifying online predators.