Our copyrighted Stop-Go-Tell prevention program is proving that education is one of the best ways to combat child abuse in our community. This interactive and developmentally-appropriate curriculum is offered to 1st and 5th grade students in public and private schools in Rowan County in two separate programs during the school year.
Children learn and practice an easy-to-remember 3-step plan to keep themselves safe:
1. Tell the unsafe person to STOP
2. GO – Get away from the unsafe person
3. TELL a safe adult what is happening
The primary goal is to equip children with the skills they need to prevent or interrupt physical, emotional, neglect or sexual abuse. First graders learn about personal safety and Fifth graders learn the same, but also basics about cell phone and internet safety.
Stop-Go-Tell teaches children how to identify unsafe situations and to build the skills necessary to get help if they are experiencing or witnessing abuse. We teach children to identify safe adults (like caregivers, teachers, and other officials) that they can talk to if they need help. These adults are their superheroes, but if something unsafe is happening, we teach children that they have the power to be a superhero too! They learn they have to speak out and seek help.
Stop-Go-Tell is also available for Pre-School aged children to begin this important conversation of body safety, identifying safe adults, and speaking out if they do not feel safe.
To enroll or request more information on how to keep children safe, fill out the form below or contact Erin Moody at Erin@preventchildabuserowan.org