Prevention skills established in kindergarten provide a foundation for safety practices a child can incorporate into time spent at school, home, and in the community. Pedestrian and bike safety are important skills introduced in kindergarten to grade three that are ideally reinforced throughout the entire school year as well as in higher grade levels. The CA Health Education Content Standards include the important topic of firearm and weapon safety. Students learn about the dangers of weapons and the importance of telling a trusted adult if they see or hear about someone having a weapon. While discussing the danger of stranger interaction is important for young children, it is equally important to discuss their safety with anyone, including people that may be identified as trusted adults or family.
PedSafe aims to create environments where these activities can happen safely by implementing a multi-faceted approach of education, media outreach and messaging, technical assistance, and training and facilitation.
The Safe Routes Partnership is a national nonprofit organization working to advance safe walking and rolling to and from schools and in everyday life, improving the health and well-being of people of all races, income levels, and abilities, and building healthy, thriving communities for everyone.
GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week is a week organized by K-12 educators and students to end name-calling and bullying in schools.
The objective of this introductory lesson is to teach students the basic concepts of sharing spaces with cars and other motorized traffic.
These lesson plans introduce a variety of skills that can help children stay safe while they walk by teaching them skills that will help them safely cross the street.
Lessons for grades K-5 on gun safety created by the Virginia Department of Education.
The National Fire Protection Association offers a variety of lessons on fire safety. They include multiple 10 minute, 30 minute, or 60 minute lessons.
Color Me Safe is a coloring book for children ages four to seven. The book follows the Safe Family as they take simple steps to prevent injuries, such as installing smoke alarms and using child safety seats.
by Stan Berenstain (1985)
by Margaret Mayo (2015)
by Pat Thomas (2012)
by Ron Berry (2013)
by Mary Koski (2004)
by Gary M. Amoroso (2007)