Childhelp - Speak Up Be Safe

Research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe helps children and teens learn the skills to prevent or interrupt cycles of neglect, bullying, and child abuse—physical, emotional, and sexual. The program uses an ecological approach to prevention education by providing materials to engage parents and caregivers, teachers, school administrators, and community stakeholders.

In addition to increasing children’s ability to recognize unsafe situations or abusive behaviors and building resistance skills, lessons focus on helping children build a responsive safety network with peers and adults that the child identifies as safe.

Child abuse prevention education saves precious lives and valuable resources. The financial costs associated with victims of child abuse are substantial. The lifetime estimated cost for each victim of child abuse is $210,012.
- The economic burden of child maltreatment in the United States and implications for prevention. Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal. Vol 36, issue 2, Feb 2012, pp. 156-165. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Prevention education is the key to ending child abuse.


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

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Implementation Support

The virtual campus includes scripted, engaging lessons for each grade level, online facilitator training modules, teacher reinforcement activities, and resources for parents, teachers, school administrators, and community members to help implement the curriculum.

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Comprehensive Pre-K – 12 Curriculum

Developmentally-appropriate lessons at each grade level focus on the risks children at that age might encounter, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, bullying, and cyberbullying.

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Overall, I think that the materials are excellent!! The modifications, updates and photos in the slides are excellent and much better than before. The guides within the materials (such as for discussion, rules, interaction and suggestions for the children's potential questions) made it easier to follow than before.
IB, Virgina