Dear Throop Elementary Families,
Throop Elementary School will be utilizing the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, a leader in abuse and bullying prevention, to implement their comprehensive, evidence-based prevention program called MBF Child Safety Matters®. Students will receive two fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate classroom lessons that educate and empower them to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of child abuse, digital abuse, and other digital dangers. Guidance counselor Mary Magner will be implementing the program at Throop Elementary during the first few months of the school year. To learn more about the program or about child safety, visit www.mbfpreventioneducation.org
The MBF Child Safety Matters® program is based on 5 Safety Rules:
Safety Rule #1 – Know What’s Up. Know personal information and general safety information
Safety Rule #2 – Spot Red Flags. Recognize warning signs for yourself and others.
Safety Rule #3 – Make a Move. Respond to warning signs and unsafe situations to stay safe.
Safety Rule #4 – Talk It Up. Use a strong or assertive voice to say NO and to talk to a Safe
Safety Rule #5 – No Blame | No Shame. If you are hurt, you are never to blame and you should
never be ashamed to tell.
If you have any questions or wish for your child to opt-out of the program, please contact Mrs. Crews, Mrs. Magner, or Mrs. Ashley Manship by Friday, August 13, 2021.