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Simple to present curriculum in one hour or less!

The Play it Safe!® Program was designed so that a teacher, parent, counselor, or volunteer can easily present the program. The script included with each grade or topic has everything needed to present the program.

Why it works:

  • Program is age-appropriate and grade-level specific for Pre-K through 6th grade and topic specific for secondary schools. Use script/video for corresponding grade or topic.
  • A classroom setting is the most conducive environment for effective learning. Children are in their own classroom with other children that they know which allows them to interact more openly.
  • Both genders participate together.
  • Play it Safe!® coloring books, which reinforce the message of the program, are generally used through 2nd grade. Students are encouraged to take the books home to discuss with family.
  • Joe and Suzy dolls are used through 2nd grade to help instruct that private parts are the parts of the body covered by a bathing suit.

How it works:

  • Prepare for the presentation by reading the script and viewing the video in advance.
  • Holding a parent preview one week before the student presentations increases understanding of the topic, addresses concerns and encourages communication within the family about abuse. Families can read the script and preview the video for their child’s grade level, and ask questions.
  • Some schools distribute a passive permission slip for parents/caregivers one week in advance.
  • Present the interactive grade-level script first and show video when prompted in the script. Total time is approximately one hour, including the 10-20 minute video.
  • Because Play it Safe!® is an interactive and engaging presentation, student answers to the scripted questions will vary. Acknowledge each child’s response and follow-up as appropriate.
  • Adapt the scripted stories to scenarios that are relevant to your students’ lives. For example, a story about bike riding may speak to some students, but not to others.
  • Administer grade-level specific pretest and  post test two weeks after, and compare results to gauge comprehension.
  • Respond to any disclosure of abuse by remaining child-focused. Report to authorities according to your state law.


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