Welcome to Safer, Smarter Schools!
Child sexual abuse occurs at all socioeconomic levels, across all ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions, and at all levels of education — 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will become a victim before graduating from high school. However, 95 percent of this abuse is preventable through education and awareness. By educating and empowering students, parents and educators, we can prevent children from enduring this unnecessary and unthinkable abuse and help them access help in unsafe situations.
The Lauren’s Kids Safer, Smarter Schools curriculum is the country’s ﬁrst Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 school-based prevention and personal safety curriculum series. It was developed by the Lauren’s Kids Foundation, career educators, and developmental psychologists to educate children, teachers, and parents. The curriculum contains educationally sound and developmentally appropriate content for children, parents, teachers, and administrators, aligned to state and national education standards. The Safer, Smarter Kids program spans Pre-Kindergarten through grade 5, as well as special education; Safer, Smarter Teens provides lessons for middle and high school students. Safer, Smarter Schools professional development is also available for educators, administrators and guidance professionals.
Check out the full scope & sequence, Pre-K through High School here.
View and download an overview of program and materials here.