First Grade

The Safer, Smarter Kids First Grade curriculum delivers critical personal safety information appropriate for first-graders, no matter their learning style. The curriculum contains no sensitive material and does not deal with abuse overtly; instead, personal safety skills and vocabulary are developed through play.

Through a series of 8 engaging lessons, students join Lauren, her cartoon dog, Buddy, and his friend Bella as they become Safety Explorers in search of buried treasure! Along the way, students learn safety rules and tools including how to use your “I Mean Business” Voice and “Safety Stop Sign,” the difference between safe and unsafe secrets, body boundaries, how to create a “Trusted Triangle” of Grown-Up Buddies, and more! 

With each lesson, students will watch a video, participate in whole group instruction with their teacher (detailed scripted lesson and visuals provided), and complete a variety of engaging activities to practice and apply the skills and concepts introduced. Caregiver Connection letters and activities provide detailed information for each lesson and allows safety learning to extend into the home.

Designed for use with face-to-face, blended, and digital learning, with optional classroom consumable packs available for order containing children’s workbooks, center activities, certificates of achievement, stickers, safety game paddles, etc.

Lesson Topics

  • Safety Rules
  • Grown-Up Buddies
  • Trusted Triangle
  • *Characteristics of Safe Adults
  • Safety Stop Signs
  • I Mean Business Voice
  • *Using I Mean Business Voice to Stay Safe
  • *Identifying Unsafe Situations
  • Guiding Voice
  • Think, Feel, Act
  • *Using Think, Feel, Act and Guiding Voice to Make Safe Decisions
  • Safe and Unsafe Touches
  • *Personal Safety
  • *Physical Safety
  • *Personal Boundary
  • *Body Boundary
  • Safe and Unsafe Secrets
  •  *Identifying Unsafe Secrets and Unsafe Situations
  • Tattling vs. Reporting
  • *Accessing Help
  • Strangers
  • *Reinforce Stranger Safety
  • Safety Tools Review
  • *Using Safety Tools to Understand Safe Choices

*Child Trafficking Prevention Skill

For additional questions or to schedule a demo for your district or school, please email [email protected] or call 888-336-5226.

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