Children are introduced to the Safe Kids Program in kindergarten. They then hear age-appropriate safety messages again every other year until Grade 5, so they can internalize the information and retain it over time. To keep the safety messages timely, discussions about cell phones, weapons, Internet safety, and cyberbullying have been added to the Safe Kids curriculum.
Safe Kids is part of a community-wide effort to educate, intervene and protect children and families impacted by violence and abuse. Upon request, adult workshops are also offered to school personnel, parents or community groups. We believe the Safe Kids Program contributes significantly to the safety of at-risk children and the prevention of child abuse in our community.