MBF Athlete Safety Matters

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Prevention education program protects youth athletes from abuse & bullying

MBF Athlete Safety Matters™ is a comprehensive, evidence-informed program that educates and empowers youth athletes with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, the four types of child abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect), human trafficking and digital dangers.

The program is presented to youth athletes clustered by grade level (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12), in two comprehensive lessons that are approximately 45-55 minutes each – or it can be presented in four shorter lessons. Trained facilitators can easily present the lessons in any venue (with minimal technology required) using turnkey scripts along with engaging, interactive PowerPoints including lecture, group discussion, skills-practice activities, videos, and games.

PROGRAM FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • Evidence-informed
  • Easy and practical for clubs/programs to implement
  • Developmentally appropriate for youth athletes
  • Provides universal strategies to better protect children, including five easy-to-remember Safety Rules
  • Educates children, coaches, staff, volunteers, and parents
  • Provides practice and reinforcement of learned skills
  • Created, reviewed, and supported by experts
  • Trusted by parents and other adults

PROGRAM TOPICS:
Lesson 1

Safety awareness
Shared responsibility for safety
Safe Adults
Types of abuse
Red Flags
Safety Rules

Lesson 2

Bullying
Cyberbullying
Digital abuse
Digital safety tips
Digital citizenship
Safety Rules