Teen Safety Matters
The program was developed with schools, not for schools,
to make the best use of existing resources and ensure schools
have effective programs that are easy to implement.
What Is The TSM
Teen Safety Matters (TSM) is a comprehensive, evidence-based prevention education program for middle and high school students in grades 6-12. The program educates and empowers teens and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, relationship abuse, sex trafficking, and digital dangers.
A diﬀerent course for younger kids called Child Safety Matters
About the Program
It can be presented in two or three 45-minute lessons by
trained facilitators in classrooms.
Facilitators present turnkey scripts along with engaging,
interactive PowerPoints including:
Lesson Plans include
• Social-emotional skills
• Social awareness
• Relationship skills
• Peer pressure
• Coping skills
• Safe Adults
• Safety Rules
• Physical abuse
• Emotional abuse
• Relationship abuse
• Sexual abuse
• Sex trafficking
• Sexual assault
• Digital abuse and safety
• Digital self-awareness
• Digital self-management
• Digital citizenship
The teachers and I felt like the information presented in the program was
developmentally-appropriate and very important for students. I really enjoyed the fact that the safety rules promoted conversation about various types of abuse given that many children are often unaware of the differences between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors (of themselves and others). I believe that having the knowledge of what behaviors are considered red flags will help to protect the students in our corporation from abuse/neglect.
— High school counselor