Our Programs

MBF Prevention Education Programs are research-based, primary prevention programs, that educate and empower students and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of child abuse and exploitation, and digital dangers. The programs are:

RESEARCHED. The programs are research-based and utilize prevention research best practices.

PRACTICAL. The programs were developed WITH schools, not FOR schools, and make the best use of existing resources. This ensures schools have usable programs that will reach and protect children rather than sit on classroom shelves.

SUPPORTED. The programs are supported by national subject matter experts, state leaders, and agencies in the education and prevention fields including Erin Merryn of Erin’s Law, David Finkelhor, Ph.D., Director, Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, and others, and are trusted by parents, schools, and administrators.


MBF Child Safety Matters™ – Elementary School Edition

» For students in grades kindergarten through five
» Two classroom lessons per grade level annually (four-lesson option available)
» Lesson times range from 20 to 55 minutes

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MBF Teen Safety Matters™ – Middle School Edition

» For students in grades six through eight
» Three classroom lessons per grade level annually
» Lesson times range are 45 minutes each

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5 Safety Rules

Step 1  Safety Rule #1 - Know What’s Up.

The first thing kids and adults can do to help adults keep them safe is to Know What’s Up. This means kids know how to dial 911, they know the safety procedures at home and at school, know their personal information, and know their family password if they have one. Adults Know What’s Up by understanding the dangers to kids and how they can help keep them safe.

Step 2  Safety Rule #2 - Spot Red Flags.

Spotting Red Flags means that kids and adults can see the warning signs that might alert them that a situation is not safe. Red Flags are clues that they, or someone they know, might be in danger.

Step 3  Safety Rule #3 - Make a Move.

When kids find themselves in an unsafe situation, it can help to know that they have choices to help them be safe. Kids can Make a Move, such as Get Away or Stay Away, to help keep them safe. Adults can also use Safety Rule #3 to Make a Move on behalf of kids, such as making a report, to help keep them safe.

Step 4  Safety Rule #4 - Talk It Up.

Kids and adults can Talk It Up. They can talk to safe adults and each other when they are faced with an unsafe situation, need help, or to stand up to someone harming others. Kids can also use Safety Rule #4 to use their voice to say no to harmful touches or bullying.

Step 5  Safety Rule #5 - No Blame | No Shame.

Safety Rule #5 tells kids there is No Blame | No Shame if something bad happens to them. It also tells them if they have been hurt in the past and didn’t tell, it’s still okay to tell. Safety Rule #5 tells adults if a child has been hurt, they are not to blame and there is no shame in seeking help.


MBF Safety Songs

Safety Matters by Will Harden




Your Safety Matters to Me by Travis Pinckney and Anthony Moore