Category: Blog

5 Safety Rules – Talk It Up

Today we continue our blog series on the 5 MBF Child Safety Matters™ Safety Rules.  Safety Rule #4 – Talk It Up teaches children to tell someone if they spot…Read more »


5 Safety Rules – Make a Move

Last week’s blog in our 5 Safety Rules series focused on Safety Rule #2, Spot Red Flags. We discussed the importance of being able to help children learn to identify…Read more »


5 Safety Rules – Spot Red Flags

Last Week we began a blog series based on the 5 Safety Rules, the foundation of our MBF Child Safety Matters Prevention Education Programs: – MBF Child Safety Matters™ for…Read more »


5 Safety Rules – Know What’s Up

Children in the United States suffer higher rates of victimization and crime than adults. Because of this, the Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) is committed to providing quality prevention…Read more »


Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

Headlines over the past few months have brought to light sex abuse scandals in the world of U.S gymnastics: 2/19/17: Ex-Olympian Among US Gymnasts Claiming Sex Abuse by Team Doctor…Read more »


Parent App Round-Up: Apps That Keep Kids & Teens Safe Online

There’s no doubt about it: we are living in a digital age. Children and teens of all ages are surfing the web and logging on to social platforms daily, and…Read more »


February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month!

The teenage years are a time of rapid changes in physical, emotional and social growth. Our children are often not prepared for these changes, especially when it comes to dating….Read more »


Polyvictimization: A Real-World Threat to our Children

Did you know that children in the United States suffer higher rates of victimization and crime than adults? Research shows that one out of every four children will experience some…Read more »


What Can You Do About Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is a worldwide health crisis and, as such, requires significant education and awareness campaigns to begin to address the impact on all citizens.  One of the first steps…Read more »


What Is MBF Doing About Human Trafficking?

Nicole was 17 when her mother went to prison. She turned to social media and soon met a stranger on Facebook who offered to “help take care of her.” As…Read more »


Why You Should be Concerned About Human Trafficking

Many people still think human trafficking and child sex trafficking are issues that happen in other countries and to other people, but they couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, 83% of…Read more »


What Is Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, is a criminal industry that denies freedom to more than 20.9 million people around the world. In fact, human trafficking has grown…Read more »


Keeping kids safe from abuse during the holidays!

The holidays are a joyous time for adults and kids alike. But amidst the celebration, we’d like to let you in on an often-unknown secret surrounding this time of year….Read more »


Tips for a Happy (and Safe!) Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and while loved ones gather to celebrate and be thankful, there are many safety concerns to consider around the home and kitchen. Holiday safety…Read more »


Be PokéSafe When Playing Pokémon Go

If you have recently seen someone walking around town looking intensely at the screen of their phone, they are mostly likely playing the hottest new mobile game: Pokémon Go. An…Read more »


Facilitator Spotlight: Denise Jenkins

Meet Denise Jenkins, a prevention specialist with CARE House, a child advocacy center in Dayton, Ohio. Through a generous grant from The Health Path Foundation of Ohio, CARE House became the…Read more »