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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Download Lesson Plans here.

Help protect children by completing these brief, fun, and educational lessons with your students.

Florida Lesson Plans:
Grades K-2 Lesson
Grades 3-5 Lesson
Grades 6-8 Lesson

National Lesson Plans:
Grades K-2 Lesson
Grades 3-5 Lesson
Grades 6-8 Lesson

Safety Matters Music Video by Will Harden

Safety Brief: Identifying & Reporting Abuse

October is Bullying Prevention Month. Download Lesson Plans here.

Help prevent bullying by completing this brief, fun, and educational lesson with your students.

Grades K-2 Lesson – Florida

Grades K-2 Lesson – National

Grades 3-5 Lesson – Florida

Grades 3-5 Lesson – National

Grades 6-8 Lesson – Florida

Grades 6-8 Lesson – National

Safety Matters Song by Will Harden

Safety Matters Music Video by Will Harden



Child Abuse, Exploitation and Trafficking

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Child Abuse and Neglect

Every citizen, whether a mandatory reporter or not, should report suspected abuse. If you suspect any child is being abused, please call the Hotline for your state or area. You DO NOT NEED PROOF that a child has been abused or neglected to make a report, only reasonable suspicion. The authorities will determine if abuse or neglect is occurring. For a list of state reporting hotlines, click here.

Read and print our tipsheet to help you better understand the indicators of child abuse and the reporting process.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation provides a data center with a wealth of useful information about children’s well being.  Information can be searched by state.
The Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides resources for protecting children from abuse and strengthening families.  They also provide state, national, and international data and statistics on the incidence of child abuse and neglect.
Prevent Child Abuse America works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide  through a network of chapters in 50 states and through advocacy  of a national policy framework and strategy for children and families and through the promotion of evidence-based practices that prevent abuse and neglect.


Child Sexual Abuse
Darkness to Light is a national nonprofit headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina whose mission is to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is the leading adult-based child sexual abuse prevention training program.
Stop It Now is dedicated to preventing the sexual abuse of children by helping adults, families and communities take actions that keep kids safe.


Child on Child Sexual Abuse

Child on child sexual abuse is the fastest growing segment of child sexual abuse. For more information and a thorough resource page, click here.


Human Trafficking
Polaris Project is a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. By successfully pushing for stronger federal and state laws, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (1-888-373-7888), conducting trainings, and providing vital services to victims of trafficking, Polaris Project creates long-term solutions that move our society closer to a world without slavery.
Love146 believes in helping grow the movement of abolition while providing effective, thoughtful solutions to the global problem of human trafficking.

National Educators to stop Trafficking is dedicated to empowering students who are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to stand up against sex trafficking and to create a culture that supports a world free of gender-based violence.



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PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages, and educates communities to address and prevent bullying through creative, relevant and interactive digital resources for parents, schools, teens and youth.
Teens Against Bullying is a site created by and for teens, where middle and high school students can find ways to address bullying, take action, be heard, and join an important cause.
A creative, innovative, and educational site designed by and for elementary school students to learn about bullying prevention, engage in activities, and be inspired to take action.
Stop Bullying provides information from various Government sites about bullying, what it is, and how to prevent and respond to bullying and cyberbullying.
Solutions for Bullying provides a step-by-step guide with a wide variety of options to allow families to tailor their own solution to stop bullying. The site includes white papers, family contracts, reporting forms, and more.



Cyberbullying Research Center
The Cyberbullying Research Center maintains a database of research and resources. Resources are available for educators, parents, and teens.



Digital Safety & Digital Citizenship

Digital Safety Agreement – download and complete this digital safety agreement with your child(ren).

Cyber Civics
Cyber Civics is a digital citizenship and literacy program for middle school students. Includes curriculum, plus support for parents and teachers, that emphasizes critical thinking, ethical discussion, and decision-making about digital media issues…all through role play, hands-on projects, and problem-solving tasks. provides the Public and Permanent Site and teaches the “Golden Rule for the 21st Century” focusing not just on trends, but instead on teaching youth and teens about “Digital Enlightenment™ and how to develop a “Digital Consciousness™” that serves as the foundation for a uniform and proactive solution to any digital issue.
WiredSafety is the largest and oldest online safety, education, and help group in the world. It provides one-to-one help, extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy and security issues.


General Safety/Violence Prevention

Violence Prevention from the CDC
In 1992, CDC established the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) as the lead federal organization for violence prevention. The Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) is one of three divisions within NCIPC. The Division’s mission is to prevent injuries and deaths caused by violence. DVP is committed to stopping violence before it begins (i.e., primary prevention).


Teen Dating Violence/Relationship Abuse

Loveisrespect’s mission is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. They offer peer advocates, information, and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships, and to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Loveisrespect mobilizes parents, educators, peers and survivors to proactively raise awareness on healthy dating behaviors and how to identify unhealthy and abusive patterns. Through trainings, toolkits, and curriculum, we are growing community educators and advocates to promote healthy relationships and prevent future patterns of abuse.

One Love

It is the goal of the One Love Foundation to honor Yeardley Love by bringing an end to Relationship Violence by educating, empowering and activating campus communities in a movement for change. The site offers information on relationship violence as well as campaign and awareness materials.


Social-Emotional Learning

The Vanderbilt Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning, a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau, is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. They provide resources for educators, parents, and caregivers.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning strives to make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school by providing a variety of information and resources.


Character Development

Cloud 9 World provides a literacy based, character strength building program for Pre-K and Elementary students and resources for parents and educators to help provide values education for children.


Other Related Resources

In addition to prevention education, there are many factors that contribute to child well-being. Below are some additional resources to help with the development of children’s health, safety, and welfare.

Florida Kid Care provides head to toe health coverage for kids in Florida. Coverage includes free, subsidized, and full-pay options based on family income. Most families pay nothing at all, and many pay as little as just $15 or $20 a month for all children in the household.

Science shows that when we interact with our children, their brains take in all the things we say and do. Vroom is here to help you turn any moment into a brain-building moment.