MBF Teen Safety Matters

MBF Teen Safety Matters™ is a comprehensive, research-based, prevention education program that educates and empowers teens and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, relationship abuse, sex trafficking, digital abuse, and other digital dangers. The MBF Teen Safety Matters program was developed with schools, not for schools, to make the best use of existing resources and ensure schools have effective programs that are easy to implement.

Program Features and Benefits

  • Easy and practical for schools to implement
  • Developmentally appropriate for students in grades six through eight
  • Based on Polyvictimization research
  • Provides universal strategies to better protect adolescents, including five easy-to-remember Safety Rules
  • Educates teens, school staff, and parents
  • Provides practice and reinforcement of learned skills
  • Created, reviewed and supported by experts
  • Trusted by parents and schools

 

 

Program Topics

Facilitators provide three age and developmentally appropriate lessons to each classroom using standardized Scripts and PowerPoint presentations which include information and fun and engaging videos, games, and activities for students.

Lesson 1 – Emotional Safety

  • Social-emotional skills
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship skills
  • Peer pressure
  • Coping skills
  • Decision-making
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Safe Adults
  • Safety Rules

Lesson 2 – Physical Safety

  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Relationship abuse
  • Bullying
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sex trafficking
  • Sexual assault

Lesson 3 – Digital Safety

  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital abuse and safety
  • Digital self-awareness
  • Digital self-management
  • Digital citizenship

 

Reinforcement Materials

Additional reinforcement materials for parents, classrooms, and schools are also included with the program.

For Facilitators

  • Curriculum Book with Facilitator Manual and Scripts
  • Flash Drive with classroom PowerPoints and other program materials
  • Three-year organizational subscription to password-protected facilitator site
  • Online Facilitator Training
  • MBF Teen Safety Matters canvas tote bag

For Students

  • Student Think-Learn-Do Sheets
  • Reinforcement Items, including Temporary Tattoos, Pens, Highlighters, and Screen Cleaning Cloths

For Parents/Safe Adults
(available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian-Creole)

  • Parent Welcome and Opt-Out Forms
  • Parent Information & Activity Sheets
  • Parent PowerPoint training

For Schools

  • Pre- and post-tests to measure student learning
  • Staff PowerPoint training
  • We follow the Safety Rules posters
  • We follow the Safety Rules banner

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