ERIC Number: ED361634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Child Safety Curriculum Standards.
National School Safety Center, Malibu, CA.
This document presents a set of child safety curriculum guidelines intended to help prevent child victimization and to promote safer living and learning environments for children and adolescents across America. These guidelines were developed to help educators, law enforcement personnel, and members of other youth-serving agencies teach children how to protect themselves from a variety of dangers. The standards offer sample strategies that can be used as a starting point in a more extensive curriculum development. Thirteen sections are included that deal specifically with child safety issues. The standards are divided into five grade groups: kindergarten-grade 1, grades 2-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-8, and grades 9-12. Each section contains background information and statistics on the scope of the problem addressed; the key points that should be stressed on this topic: a variety of activities to help make those key points; and a list of resources. The 13 sections are: (1) "Bullying" (Stuart Greenbaum and Brenda Turner); (2) "Child Abuse and Neglect" (Shayla Lever); (3) "Gangs" (Lilia Lopez and Ronald Garrison); (4) "Latchkey Children" (James Campbell); (5) "Non-Family Abductions" (Jerri Smock); (6) "Parental Abductions" (Janet Kosid-Uthe); (7) "Rape" (Claire Walsh); (8) "Runaways" (Gregory Loken); (9) "Sexually Transmitted Diseases" (Marcus Copelan); (10) "Substance Abuse" (Loretta Middleton and Christine Campbell); (11) "Suicide" (Diane Ryerson and Judie Smith); (12) "Teen Parenting" (Mary Sullivan and Brenda Turner); and (13) "Weapons" (G. Ellis Butterfield). A final section contains a bibliography of 180 resources with ordering information. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School Safety Center, Malibu, CA.