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MBF believes safety is a team effort, which is why we’ve put together summer safety tips, talking points & safety quizzes you can take with your children!

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Did you know more than 3 million children are abused in the U.S. every year?
Did you know? 1 in 4 children will experience some type of trauma or victimiztion before they reach the age of 16.
Did you know? Approximately 30% of sexual abuse occurs by an older or more powerful child.
Did you know? 28% of children have been the victim of cyberbullying.
Did you know? THERE IS HOPE! 95% of abuse is preventable through education.

Summer Safety Tips

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Take 10 minutes to review our Summer Safety Tips with your child, then test what you've learned for a chance to WIN a Legoland Family 4-Pack of Tickets. You can also earn points to redeem for prizes!

5 Safety Rules

The 5 Safety Rules that are taught to children during the MBF Child Safety Matters™ program are designed to help children and teens identify and respond appropriately to any unsafe situation. Take a closer look at the Safety Rules, and learn how you can use them to keep children and teens safe this summer!

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Safe Adults

At MBF, we believe adults are responsible for keeping children safe, however, we also know that some adults aren't always safe. If a child or teen is in an unsafe situation, or if they're not sure about a situation, they need to know that they can always use Safety Rule #4 to Talk It Up with a Safe Adult.

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New Places

Summer is a time when many children and teens attend camps and other programs to keep them busy and active. While most are generally safe places for children, parents need to be aware that predators look for places where children congregate to find potential victims. To ensure your child's safety, it's important to learn what to look for in organizations, programs, and camps where you plan to leave your children. It's also important to know what questions to ask organizations about their child protection policies to ensure the organization is aware of, and actively works to minimize common risks to children.

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Unfamiliar Faces

Visiting relatives, attending pool parties, and having sleepovers with friends are favorite summer pastimes, and are great places for your child to make new friends. These activities are great fun, but it's important to be cautious of the many unfamiliar faces that your child will be seeing. With some precautions and important conversations with your child, they will be able to spend time with others, make new friends, and stay safe.

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Screen Time

Without school, homework, or after-school activities this summer, children will inevitably spend more time on their digital devices. To help keep your child safe, you should be aware of the various digital dangers that children and teens face, such as the dangers posed by online games, apps, chatrooms, and virtual reality sites. Learn more about topics to discuss with your child to help minimize their exposure to digital dangers.

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News & Press

Summer Safety Matters on The Chat

The Chat on First Coast News

Stacy Pendarvis, program director for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, talks to The Chat ladies about tips to keep kids protected from child abuse and victimization during the summer and all year long. The ladies discuss digital safety, Snapchat’s new Snap Map feature and how to start a conversation with your children to help them be safe.

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How Safe are Your Kids this Summer? Take the Quiz + Giveaway

Raising Whasians

Korean mom Christie blogs about the MBF Summer Safety Matters Program and the importance of keeping kids safe this summer. Just because kids are home from school doesn’t mean that they are protected from the dangers of this world. Learn what you can do to help protect them.

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Foundation educates on child abuse prevention

The Florida Times-Union

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, a Jacksonville-based nonprofit that focuses on bullying and child abuse prevention education, launched the Summer Safety Matters program on June 21 to address the increased risks of abuse and victimization kids face over the summer. Read on to learn more about this important program, and why it matters to Florida parents and kids.

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Monique Burr Foundation Program Outreach Manager Joni Shook on Summer Safety Matters

WJCT First Coast Connect

Joni Shook, program outreach manager for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, talks to Melissa Ross on First Coast Connect about summer safety for kids. Listen in to learn tips to protect children from increased risks this summer.

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Monique Burr Foundation launches ‘Summer Safety Matters’

Ponte Vedra Recorder

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children recently launched MBF Summer Safety Matters, a program aimed at protecting children and teens by providing educational resources to help prevent increased risks of abuse and victimization during summer months. Check out page 34 under Community News to read more.

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Can you spot the signs of child abuse?

Pensacola News Journal

Ninety-four percent of children are abused by someone they know: a family friend, neighbors, and others children trust. This danger to children rises in the summer, when kids are out of school and are spending more time outdoors, on trips or with caretakers who aren’t involved in the kids’ lives on a day-to-day basis. The Gulf Coast Kid’s House partners with the Monique Burr Foundation for Children to provide the MBF Child Safety Matters training free to the community.

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Parents need to start online safety education early, experts say

Pensacola News Journal

As technology becomes more common and integral in children’s everyday lives, it’s becoming more challenging for parents to monitor and protect their kids from the dangers lurking online. So, what should parents do to safeguard their kids? There are some best practices parents can keep in mind, according to Stacy Pendarvis, program director for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. Read on to learn more.

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New safety program aims to help protect kids on summer vacation – Monique Burr Foundation launches Summer Safety Matters campaign

News4Jax

Kids face many new, unique risks during summer months when they’re out of school. The Monique Burr Foundation for Children launched a new Summer Safety Matters campaign, which aims to protect children and teens by providing educational resources for parents and students to help prevent increased risks of abuse and victimization that can occur during the summer months.

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Summer safety for kids

News4Jax

Stacy Pendarvis, program director for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, talks to the News4Jax Morning Show about important tips parents should keep in mind this summer, when their kids are visiting new places and interacting with new adults. Watch this clip to learn more.

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