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Speak Up Be Safe

Evidence-based comprehensive child abuse prevention education curriculum.

Core Curriculum

The overarching goal of this curriculum is to provide students the skills to identify and approach a safe adult about unsafe situations.

Pre K - 2

Grades Pre-K – 2

A primary focus for the earliest age groups is emphasizing that adults are responsible to keep children safe. Students learn basic concepts of personal safety and how to identify safe adults in their lives.

Grades 3-5

Grades 3 – 5

Lessons underscore adult responsibility for child safety. Children, equipped with key safety rules, actively contribute to their own safety. They identify safe adults, recognize potential risks, and practice safety rules.

Grades 6-8

Grades 6 – 8

Adults remain responsible for child safety, yet lessons recognize students’ increasing responsibilities and privileges. Acknowledging potential risks, students learn to recognize them and practice resistance strategies until they can talk to a safe adult.

Grades 9-12

Grades 9 – 12

Lessons for adolescents highlight growing independence, stressing the recognition of unhealthy relationships and unsafe situations. Students learn to prevent abuse, seek help, and broaden their understanding of abusive behavior. Identifying safe adults and peers reinforces a strong safety network.


Reviewed and listed with a Level 2 Scientific Rating for all grades PK-12


Aligned to Common Core and ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors Standards


Featured on the National Children’s Alliance approved curriculum list


Endorsed by the Jenna Quinn Law & meets the parameters of Erin’s Law

Why choose Childhelp
Speak Up Be Safe?

Childhelp’s Speak Up Be Safe program is the only evidence-based comprehensive child abuse prevention education curriculum that covers various types of abuse, with age-appropriate lessons for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. It is used with confidence by schools, districts, advocacy centers, faith-based organizations, and other groups throughout the United States and over a dozen other nations.

Comprehensive self-paced training is provided for the facilitators who will deliver the age-appropriate lessons twice a year.

Facilitators who complete the training can print/download a completion certificate and may be eligible for continuing education credits.

A human trafficking prevention curriculum has been added for grades 6–12.

Take-home materials reinforce learning and engage parents and caregivers.

The online LMS has many resources for facilitators, students, and parents/caregivers.

A course in the LMS helps facilitators create virtual lessons by grade level.

Intro to Our Abuse Prevention Curriculum

Human Trafficking Prevention (HTP) Curriculum

Education is key to prevention. As children and teens face ever-changing areas of risk, Childhelp will continue to answer needs for information and prevention education.

We help by teaching prevention.

The new module can stand on its own as independent lessons, yet it works best when combined with the critical lessons taught in the Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe core curriculum. The HTP module also closely mirrors the successful learning model of the core curriculum, with facilitator training, fully scripted lessons with classroom presentations, and engagement materials for each level.

Among the engagement materials is a series of informative animated videos. Topics of these 90-second videos include healthy relationships, grooming, personal boundaries, and red flag moments. The animations also serve as public service announcements, positioning Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe as a partner for any community working to prevent human trafficking.

All of the videos can be viewed on the Childhelp Helping Kids Speak Up & Be Safe channel. Most also are suitable for general abuse prevention education.

In addition, the four-minute live-action signature video called A Dream Job stunningly portrays a typical way in which youth are lured online by predators pretending to be someone trustworthy. A Dream Job is also proud to be the recent winner of two Telly Awards!


Dream Job by Childhelp

Measuring the Impact of Prevention Education

The innovative Childhelp Speak Up Be safe program has evolved over many years into the holistic curriculum it is today.


Students Reached Since Its Inception


Facilitators Trained Since Its Inception


Increase In Student Reach Year-Over-Year

Speak Up Be Safe
Research Library

The content and delivery of all Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe lessons are based on best practices from research in child development, learning styles, social psychology, and child abuse prevention.

Get a Personalized Quote!

To order Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe or get a personalized quote for your school or organization, call 480.922.8212 or click the link below to fill out our online form.

Every Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe order for the grade level(s) you require includes the following:

  • Access to the CH SUBS learning management system (LMS) 24/7
  • Self-paced online facilitator training
  • Facilitator guides and checklists
  • Fully scripted lessons with age-appropriate, interactive lessons
  • Engaging classroom presentations
  • Teacher reinforcement activities
  • Lesson handouts, forms, and parent/caregiver materials
  • Additional resources for facilitators, youth, parents, and more
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