A national interactive
safety education program

Kids in the Know is a national interactive safety education program for increasing the personal safety of children and reducing their risk of victimization online and in the real world. Designed for children from kindergarten to high school, it focuses on building self-esteem through teaching critical problem-solving skills. The core foundation of the program is based on 7 Root Safety Strategies and 4 Root Safety Environments.

This program has been purposefully designed to create a common language to help facilitate the way we teach kids about their own personal safety. Recognizing the various stages of child development, the program allows teachers and parents to adapt the lesson plans and activities to meet the individual needs of every child.

The Kids in the Know program includes:

  • A comprehensive curriculum
  • Program training for teachers, school counselors, and parents
  • Downloadable home activities for families
  • Supplemental material for communities

The Kids in the Know program is used in thousands of schools across Canada and has received the nationally-recognized Curriculum Services of Canada seal of approval. If your child’s school is not using Kids in the Know – please tell them about this important child safety program. Research suggests that when safety education becomes an integrated part of a child’s life, personal safety strategies are more likely to be used and successful. Click here to download a copy of the program overview guide.

As a community, it is our shared responsibility to safeguard children and teach them skills that will help keep them safe. Safety education helps build children’s confidence and critical thinking skills, and helps prepare them for potentially dangerous situations should they arise.