Staying Safe

Staying Safe PreK-12 Curriculum

Welcome to Purpose Prep’s Staying Safe curriculum. This curriculum is packaged on a grade-by-grade basis for PreK-12 students. Each grade-level course is aligned to SEL competencies and contains instruction on the five Erin’s Law Safety Rules and five Protection Concepts. Each offering and online course contains media-rich instructional videos, discussion questions, and knowledge checks.

Each section contains one Safety & Protection Rule and an alignment to a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competency. While your students engage in their Staying Safe instruction, they are also learning in-depth competencies to develop their social emotional skills. Outlined below are the five Erin’s Law Safety Rules and five Protection Concepts, empowering educators to train students to feel safe, protected, and prepared for physical, emotional, and sexual safety.

Please contact us to request more information on our Staying Safe PreK-12 alignments.

Five Protection Concepts

Each Erin’s Law standard includes an instructional lesson video and teaches a new rule that supports personal safety and protection. The instructional videos teach skills, strategies, and resources for staying safe, as well as introduce hypothetical scenarios for meaningful discussion.

  • Staying Safe

  • Safe vs. Unsafe

  • Personal Space

  • Practice Speaking Up

  • Practical Tools for Purpose & Hope

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Erin’s Law Units & Concepts

What is Erin’s Law?

“Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches:

  • Students in grades preK – 12th grade, age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult
  • School personnel all about child sexual abuse
  • Parents & guardians the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus needed assistance, referral or resource information to support sexually abused children and their families

Staying Safe

Rule 1: Safety 1st & Protecting Myself

Introduce a new rule for each lesson that supports personal body safety and  value around their personal safety, as well as strategies how to protect themselves.
SEL Alignment: Self-Awareness

Safe vs. Unsafe

Rule 2: Always Ask & Trusting Relationships

Introduce new scenarios and solutions that support students in asking questions and empower their personal responsibility to keep themselves and others safe.
SEL Alignment: Social-Awareness

Personal Space

Rule 3: Personal Space & Healthy Decisions

Introduce wanted and unwanted scenarios, specifically in regard to personal space and touching, as well as bring self and social-awareness to physical and verbal red flags.
SEL Alignment: Responsible Decision-Making

Practice Speaking Up

Rule 4: “No Secrets:” My Voice & Heart Matters

Introduce the “No Secret” rule and support resources so learners can always ask questions and speak up. Share where to go and not to go, and how to find help.
SEL Alignment: Relationship Skills


Practical Tools for Purpose & Hope

Rule 5: Purpose & Hope

Introduce skills and strategies for finding purpose, hope, and peace to overcome life obstacles and move forward, as well as remind students that if things have happened to them, to not place personal blame on themselves.
SEL Alignment: Self-Management


Each topic above contains 30-45 minutes of instructional content and includes the activities below:

  • Instructional Training Video
  • Prepackaged Assessment Discussion Questions (minimum of 3 for each video)
  • “Check on Learning” Multiple-Choice Quiz/Assignment

For more information on any of the Purpose Prep offerings and how it can be tailored to fulfill your personal SEL needs or mandated state requirements, please contact us or schedule a demo. Purpose Prep can help you build your Erin’s Law offerings and provide additional prevention and intervention topics. Our applicable Erin’s Law are age appropriate to meet your content requirements, rigor, depth, and needs.

Discover Purpose Prep’s Additional SEL Curriculum

Purpose Prep offers hundreds of hours of additional instructional curriculum for social emotional learning. Please view our other offerings below and contact us with any questions.

  • Elementary SEL Curriculum: Purpose Pathways PreK-2 and Grades 3-5 SEL program, K-5 New York Alignments, K-5 Florida Youth Mental Health Courses, and other K-5 state-specific mandates
  • Middle School Grades 6-8 SEL Curriculum: View Purpose Prep’s 1,000+ hours of core SEL instruction, focusing on advanced emotions
  • High School Grades 9-12 SEL Curriculum: View Purpose Prep’s 1,000+ hours of core SEL instruction, focusing on complex emotions
  • Intervention on Purpose Library: 235 hours of targeted mini-courses for intervention and prevention instruction perfect for In-School Suspension (ISS), Out-of-School Suspension (OSS), and Alternative Education. Our 63+ topical interventions include Suicide Prevention & Education, Substance Abuse, Vaping & JUULing, and Restorative Practices, and more.
  • Staying Safe K-12: Grade-level courses aligned to SEL competencies and contains instruction on the five Erin’s Law Safety Rules and five Protection Concepts
  • Youth Mental Health: Hundreds of lessons in our CASEL and state-aligned mental health curriculum for grades K-12
  • Professional Development: 45+ Professional Development trainings from program design and launch, to staff and student support, and program optimization
  • Pioneer Purpose: Adult SEL Certification Training Program for educational leaders, staff, teachers, and adults
  • Coming Fall 2020, three new courses: Climate & Culture Transformation, Restorative Practices & Principles, and Parenting on Purpose