Our children face so many challenges today. Resiliency is a key skill necessary for children to have a chance at a healthy adulthood, one that includes personal safety, and being able to make safe and smart teen and adult choices.
KidSafe and its supporting partners all work to prevent child sexual abuse and trafficking by teaching children to be harder targets. It is as simple as it sounds; the KidSafe program teaches children their body is special, and belongs to them, and gives them skills to report when they are uncomfortable to a Safe Adult. This prevents children keeping a lifelong, damaging secret, and breaking a cycle of abuse.
We have educated approximately 100,000 children and grownups since 2009, and while our success story is “invisible”, we receive many personal stories from schools that when their KidSafe-educated children report an abuse, they preface their disclosure with “KidSafe said I should tell when I feel uncomfortable”. Parents report that when they learn to comfortably discuss personal safety, they learn how to be a truly accessible parent, one that knows how to keep their children safe.
Know the facts
Every 9 minutes a child is a victim of sexual abuse and assault.
1 in 10 children will be sexually exploited by the age of 18.
Townsend, C., & Rheingold, A.A., (2013)
of sexually abused children are abused by someone they know and trust.
Finkelhor, D. (2012)
Impact Areas 2020 - 2021
KidSafe in Schools in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
100 Classrooms, 1,800 Children Directly Educated
KidSafe at Home
3,488 My Body is Special and Belongs to Me book
3,068 Jack Teaches His Friends to Be KidSafe book
2,098 KidSafe Activity Book
1,160 KidSafe Family Guidebook
9,814 Total Reach to Children and Families
“A kid friendly program that is chunked into digestible bites. The program allows kids to listen, think, reflect on and practice what is taught. The animations and books are engaging and discuss appropriate content.” – Cori, Elementary School Teacher
“The Stay KidSafe! program is a wonderful resource for teachers to teach personal safety to their students. The content is interactive and engaging and allows students the opportunity to learn, reflect on and practice important safety skills.”
“Stay KidSafe! is a great way to bring important skills in a student friendly way. The lessons are in-depth and very teacher friendly. I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to keep children KidSafe!”