Grades PreK-2: Program Specifics

Program Goals

By implementing Think First & Stay Safe™, educators put student personal safety first, where it belongs. Educators, students and parents become unified in their efforts to master essential personal safety skills. School is a safe environment in which to discuss these issues. Teacher-friendly materials and take-home resources make your job easier.

Personal Safety Curriculum for Grades PreK-2

Think First & Stay Safe™ is an evidenced-based, trauma-informed prevention program that provides children with age-appropriate personal safety education.

The Lesson Plans

The PreK-2 curriculum consists of seven scripted interactive Lesson Plans, which are presented incrementally to build knowledge and understanding and to reinforce safety messages. Each Lesson Plan includes a topic introduction with learning objectives, a quick review of the previous lesson, discussion and interactive classroom activities, take-home handout, lesson recap and positive thinking skill. Lesson Plans:

1. Using Our Built-in Computers: Staying Healthy and Safe

  • Using our brain to help stay healthy and safe
  • Learning to program our built-in computer

2. People are Like the Weather: Being Kind and Respectful

  • There are many ways of showing kindness and respect to others.
  • Like the weather, most people are sunny and safe.

3. Child Luring: Telling My Trusted Adults

  • Understanding the concept of luring and abuse
  • Standing up for safety in an assertive manner​ and asking a Trusted Adult ​for help

4. Laws Help Protect Me: My Body Belongs to Me

  • Kids have a right to live abuse-free.
  • Bullying and harassment are against school rules and the law.
  • Bullies and abusers are usually someone we know.

5. All Secrets Can Be Told: Listening to My Instincts

  • Inner sirens and how they warn us
  • Listening to, following and trusting instincts
  • Secrets and why we tell

6. The Kindness of People: Choosing a Grown-up to Help Me

  • Most people are kind, caring and protective of children
  • Choosing a safe ​adult to help when needed

7. My Dignity: Bullying and Abuse Are Not My Fault

  • Giving and receiving respect
  • Bullying and sexual abuse are not the fault of the person they happen to.
  • How to seek help in difficult and ​unsafe situations
  • Bullying and abuse can not take away our dignity.

View Sample Scripted Classroom Lesson Plan for PreK-2

View Sample Student Handout for PreK-2

View Full Classroom Poster Series:
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  • Think First and Stay Safe!​
  • My Body Belongs to ME!
  • All Secrets Can Be Told​.​
  • ​Stay Three Steps Back.​
  • Trust Your Gut Feelings​.​
  • There's No Lost Puppy!
  • Be Kind Online​.​

PreK-2 teachers need only teach students the (7) cornerstone Lesson Plans. These form the foundation of personal safety education and contain the essentials of awareness, assertiveness, preparedness​, asking for help​ and disclosure.


  • Master personal safety skills, as relates to State ​and National ​Health Education Standards
  • Increase Self-reliance
  • Raise self-esteem
  • Understand most people are safe
  • Asking for help
  • Reporting

Grade Levels

(Pre)/K - 2


  • Intro/Quick Review
  • Learning Objectives
  • Discussion/Interactive Learning/(PowerPoint Presentation optional)
  • Classroom Activity, age appropriate
  • Student Handout for class use and take-home
  • Posters
  • Lesson Recap
  • Positive Thinking Skills

Expanding the PreK-2 Curriculum: Optional

Depending on the maturity level of your students, you may want to teach some of the Child Lures lesson plans. If so, we recommend choosing from the following Grades 3-4 Lesson Plans: Affection Lure, Assistance Lure, Pet Lure, Authority Lure, Bribery Lure (includes expanded sections on secrets), Fun & Games Lure, Hero Lure, Name Lure and Friendship Lure.

Evaluating Your Program (Pre/Post Tests Included)

A PreK-2 Pre and Post Student Evaluation is provided to formally gauge student progress and retention of the Think First & Stay Safe™ concepts and prevention strategies. Prior to program presentation, the Student Evaluation can be administered as at Pre-Test. It can also be administered following completion of the program as a Post-Test.

The evaluation may be administered verbally or in writing, depending on students' abilities.

Program Support

Think First & Stay Safe™ staff support coordinators are here to answer questions and provide assistance during program implementation and/or Pre/Post Evaluation of the program. Please call 1-800-552-2197, Monday-Friday, 9​am​-5​pm,​ EST. ​

In addition to the program's Child-Serving Adult Training Modules (7), and Parent/Guardian Training Modules (3), ​optional In-Service​ Training Seminars are available for an additional fee. For details, email or call 1-800-552-2197.​

The Educational Goals are:

  • To establish an understanding that the vast majority of people are decent, caring individuals who are protective of children.
  • To assure students that bullying, sexual abuse and harassment are against the law, and that laws exist to protect their safety.
  • To advise students that they have rights too, including a right to live free of abuse.
  • To encourage students to rely on a combination of skills learned, critical thinking and instincts to help ensure their personal safety.
  • To nurture each youngster's sense of individual worth and urge them to recognize and respect the worth of others.
  • To promote disclosure of any type of threat to a youngster's safety.
  • To assure youngsters with thoughts of abusing others that help is available.
  • To reduce the feelings of guilt and blame often felt by children who are bullied or abused.
  • To encourage parents to take an active role in the personal safety education of their children.
  • To strive for kinder, more tolerant thoughts and actions, in an effort to lower the incidence of all forms of aggressive behavior.