Unit 5 Prevention Education: 4th & 5th Grade Key Concepts

Day 1

Introduction and Safety with Strangers 

  • Introduction 
    • Stepping Stones helps people who have been hurt
    • The presenter will be teaching safety rules to keep you safe
    • Define the word safety
    • Give examples of safety rules
  • Strangers 
    • Define “strangers” as people we do not know
    • If a stranger asks us to go somewhere or take something, say no and tell a grown up
  • Safe Adults 
    • Identify safe adults. 
      • Parents, teachers, coaches, family members 
  • Unsafe Adults  
    • Identify unsafe adults 
      • Adults that may try to trick you or ask you to keep unsafe secrets 


Students will work in groups to create their own role plays for responding to strangers.  


Day 2

Safe and Unsafe Touches 

  • Review previous lesson
  • Safe touches 
    • Touches that make us feel good, happy, and safe 
    • Hugs, high fives, handshakes 
  • Unsafe touches 
    • Touches that hurt our bodies or feelings 
    • Punch, kick, push, trip 
    • Use the safety steps when responding to unsafe touches 
  • Unwanted touches 
    • Touches that we do not want or make us feel uncomfortable 
    • Explain that sometimes safe touches can be unwanted, like a hug from a stranger 
    • Use the safety steps when responding to unwanted touches 
  • Safety steps 
    • Stand up tall, use a strong voice, have a serious face on 
    • Say words that mean no! 
    • Get away as fast as you can  
    • Tell a safe adult what has happened. Continue to tell an adult until they help 


Students will complete a fill in the blank handout.  

Students will be given a list of different touches and must decide with a classmate if the touch belongs in the safe, unsafe, or unwanted category. 


Day 3

Touching Rule 

  • Review previous lessons 
  • “No one should touch my private body parts, except to keep me clean and healthy.” 
  • Identify private body parts as the parts of our body covered by a swimming suit 
  • Identify activities we do to stay clean and healthy 
    • Bathe, brush teeth, exercise, eat fruits and vegetables, drink water 
  • Identify the people who help us stay clean and healthy 
    • Parents, teachers, coaches, doctors 
  • Identify when someone might need to touch our private body parts to keep us clean and healthy 
    • Parents keeping us clean, doctors during an exam 
  • If someone breaks the touching rule, follow the safety steps 
    • Review of the safety steps 
    • Reiterate the importance of continuing to tell until someone helps 
    • Explain that when someone breaks the touching rule, it is never the child’s fault 
    • Students will learn to never keep secrets about touching 


Students will practice stating the touching rule.  

Students will also practice using the safety steps.  

The presenter will read Sam’s Story by Molly Anderson and discuss how Sam used the safety steps. 


Day 4


  • Review all previous safety lessons in detail 
    • Role of Stepping Stones 
    • Always ask first  
    • Safe and unsafe touches 
    • The touching rule 
    • Reporting unsafe touches 
  • Question and answer period