MBF Athlete Safety Matters

MBF Athlete Safety Matters® is a comprehensive, evidence-informed curriculum that educates and empowers youth athletes with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, 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 using turnkey scripts along with engaging, interactive PowerPoints including lecture, group discussion, skills-practice activities, videos, and games.

Program Features and Benefits:

  • Evidence-informed
  • Easy and practical for clubs/programs to implement
  • Developmentally appropriate for youth athletes
  • Based on polyvictimization research
  • 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


PROGRAM Materials

For Facilitators

  • Curriculum Book with Facilitator Manual and Lesson Scripts
  • Flash Drive with PowerPoints and other program materials
  • One-year subscription to password-protected facilitator site
  • Online Facilitator Training

For Youth Athletes

  • Safety Rules Bag Tags
  • Safe Adult Club Cards (to share with their two Safe Adults)

For Parents/Safe Adults

  • Parent Consent Forms or Opt-Out Forms
  • Parent Information & Activity Sheets
  • Parent PowerPoint training

For Clubs/Programs

  • Pre- and post-tests
  • Staff/Volunteer PowerPoint training
  • Safety Rules Banner


Program Overview


Classroom Lesson Previews

Please see the sample scripts and PowerPoints below to preview the classroom lessons. (Please note pages have been removed for preview.)


Pricing and Ordering

*Materials are provided at no cost to Florida public schools and organizations partnering with
Florida public schools through a generous appropriation from the Florida Office of the Attorney General.
To order materials for Florida public schools, please click here.

What They're Saying...

The MBF Child Safety Matters program is impressive. This important information is well formulated and well presented, developmentally appropriate, and based on good understanding of literature.

I heard about the program through my son. He came home…and showed me the safety rules. I cannot thank the Foundation enough; to have other people who are also concerned about my child’s safety and the safety of other kids is wonderful. I especially like the program’s focus on the prevention side.

The MBF Teen Safety Matters curriculum hosts an in-depth approach to important social and safety concerns relevant to youth. The program content is age-appropriate with engaging activities, jargon, and realistic situations to positively promote a relatable and impacting learning experience…Teen Safety Matters is an educational benefit to all parties involved – students, parents, facilitators, and schools.

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