Middle School Health: Safety Unit

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Safety is one of the most important lessons to learn in life. Tweens will learn all about being safe, whether they’re outside or online, through this Middle School Health Safety Unit. 

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My middle school health curriculum, Living Healthy, kicks off with Personal Hygiene, Nutrition, Fitness, Puberty and Emotions being the first five units. The curriculum was designed to resemble an online unit study with the addition of a workbook with questions for your tweens to answer to help encourage conversation with you.

Note to parents, please check all links prior to allowing your child to access the internet to ensure they have not changed and keep in mind that all videos should be inspected prior to viewing to ensure you deem it’s appropriate for your child.

If you’d like to use the workbook, you can download it at the bottom of this page. 

Middle School Health: Safety

Lesson One: Outdoor Safety

Kids love spending time outdoors, but many outdoor activities require you to be aware of and follow particular safety precautions. As you grow up you’ll likely believe that you know how to play outdoors safely, but the truth is that the excitement in a moment can cause someone of any age to forget to stay safe.

This week you’ll learn about outdoor safety in sports, holiday celebrations and more. Please do not skim over this week’s material, safety is very important no matter how long you’ve been involved in the outdoor activities.

Outdoor Safety for Kids

Walking Safety

Animal Safety

Fireworks Safety

Water Safety Rules

Water Safety

Red Cross Water Safety

ATV Safety

Winter Safety

Automobile Safety

Sports and Exercise

Saftey for Sports and Exercise

Sports and Concussions

Bike Safety

Bicycle Safety

Why Wear a Helmet if I Can’t Prevent Concussions

Baseball Safety

Basketball Safety

Cheerleading Safety

Fastpitch Softball Safety

Field Hockey Safety

Football Safety

Golf Safety

Gymnastics Safety

Hockey Safety

Inline Skating Safety

Lacrosse Safety

Running Safety

Skateboarding Safety

Skiing Safety

Sledding Safety

Snowboarding Safety

Soccer Safety

Swimming and Diving Safety

Tennis Safety

Volleyball Safety

Wrestling Safety

Campfire Safety (Video)

What Tweens Need to Know About Water Safety (Video)

Additional Study Resources

Young and Reckless (Driving vs. Boating Course)

Bikeology Curriculum Part 1 

Bikeology Curriculum Part 2

Outdoor Safety Quiz


Lesson Two: Stranger Awareness Education

Your parents have probably been teaching you about stranger danger since you were a little kid. You might even think that you know how important it is by now and that you’d be able to recognize a “stranger danger” and get away without a problem. Sadly, the truth is that there are teens, college kids and even adults that realize it too late.

This week you’ll learn about stranger awareness in more detail than you did as a child. Please pay close attention to the tips, stories and lessons provided as they may save your life (your sibling or friend’s life) one day.

Stranger Danger Too Silly?

Home Safety – Dos

Home Safety – Don’ts 

Self Defense

Stranger Safety

Crime Prevention

9 Tips to Prevent Abduction/Kidnapping

Stranger Danger Education (Video)

Self Defense for Teens (Video)

Additional Study Resources

Who is a Trusted Adult?


Lesson Three: Online Safety

The internet is full of great resources, but if you’re not careful you’ll find yourself in places or situations that are hard to get out of once you’re in them.

Knowing the dangers of the internet is essential to online safety. So, this week you’ll be learning about basic online safety, stories of kids who didn’t follow online safety rules and the importance of following the online safety rules that your parents have set up for you.

Online safety is especially important if you use the internet to research for school. A simple search can bring up countless articles, videos and more that you weren’t looking for and they are all just a click away. Anytime you are unsure about clicking a link online, take a moment to ask your parents if it is a site you should be visiting. Staying safe online is important for everyone, no matter their age.

Online Safety

Internet Safety Tips

Cyberbullying

Protecting Your Online Identity and Reputation

The internet is a very real danger for our kids and it’s important that they know what can happen when kids don’t know what they’re doing online. That being said the videos listed below contain content that is not graphic, but descriptive due to the topics being discussed. PARENTAL DISCRETION REQUIRED.

Safe Web Browsing (Video)

Internet Safety (Video)

Is It Cyberbullying? (Video)

Stranger Danger (Video)

Stay Safe at Home. Stay Safe Online. (Video)

Internet Safety Video Collection

Additional Study Resources

How Do You Use Your Netsmartz?

Cyberbullying Unplugged

Social Media Safety for Teens

Internet Safety at Home

Online Safety Curriculum

Middle School Project Kit


Lesson Four: First Aid

Throughout your life, there will be times that you will need to use first aid. Whether you’re camping, hiking, playing sports or just cooking in the kitchen with mom, accidents just happen. It’s important that you know how to address the injury, treat it and when it’s time to call 911.

This week you’ll learn about common injuries and health issues that happen, how to treat them and things to look for when you need to get help from a healthcare professional.

Even if you don’t think you’ll need any of these first aid tips for yourself or your family, take time to learn about them because you never know when you can help save someone else’s life!

Plant Safety

Poison Ivy

Insect Bites

Bug Bites and Stings

Chiggers

Dehydration

Cuts, Scratches and Scrapes

Concussions

Ankle Sprains

Meniscus Tears

Groin Strain

Hip Pointer

Strains and Sprains

Casts and Splints

Head Lice

Nosebleeds

Knee Injuries

Splinters

Sunburn Blisters

Dealing with Sports Injuries

Preventing Burns from Campfires and Fireworks

911 Emergencies

Safety Tips to Prevent Falls

Please note the videos below state for you to call 999 for emergencies because they are from the British Red Cross – ensure that your children know that 911 is the correct emergency number in the US.

First Aid Basics

How to Perform Basic First Aid

Nose Bleed

Choking Baby

Choking Child

Head Injury

Burns

Fever

Broken Bone

CPR

Allergic Reaction

Heavy Bleeding

Asthma

Hypothermia First Aid

Strains and Sprains First Aid

Additional Study Resources

Basic First Aid

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