Todays’ teens and tweens face a more complex series of threats than elementary school children. This program briefly covers sex abuse prevention that was learned in elementary school, but also covers the more common issues for teens: Age of consent, internet and mobile device safety, and sexting. This program is technologically interactive using video and confidential Kahoot surveys and is most effective when students are encouraged to use their mobile devices as part of the learning experience.
We've included downloadable resources and links to resources for those who want more information.
NetSmartz is a program that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates. http://www.netsmartz.org/InternetSafety
A Thin Line
MTV's A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and among your peers. http://www.athinline.org/
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Important things to keep in mind when you are on your computer at home or at school. https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/fun-games/kids/kids-safety
Indiana Department of Child Services.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call Indiana's Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline today. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You do not have to be afraid anyone will find out who made the report because you can report abuse and neglect anonymously. http://www.in.gov/dcs/2971.htm
Kids Talk provides a child-friendly location where children can report sexual or physical abuse, neglect or their memory of a violent incident in a safe and comforting environment. Kids Talk uses a collaborative approach with various county agencies to serve and protect the children of Madison County. Kids Talk also offers an evidence based prevention program for students K-12 that educates them on body safety and digital media safety.