Conversations about safety and how to help a friend should happen at every age level. Although the specific messaging for elementary students is different than messaging to middle and high school students, the main concept to stress with younger children is how they can help a friend and engage an adult when a dangerous or risky situation arises. We know that when committed, caring adults deliver these messages in their schools and communities, students are more likely to connect with someone they know when they need help.
Below are some resources to start the conversation with elementary students about overall safety, bystander engagement and Safe2Tell:
Elementary Student Education Toolkit: