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COCA's Personal Safety Program for Kindergarteners, First and Second Graders focuses on teaching children about bullying, ways to solve problems and the importance of kindness and friendship. We include a strong emphasis on the importance of telling a trusted adult if bullying situations get out of hand.

Child Abuse Safety Rules

  1. Say No

  2. Get Away

  3. Tell Someone

  4. Keep Telling


There Are 4 Rules Song

Sing this song to remind you of the 4 Rules of Child Abuse Safety (Sung to the tune of “Are You Sleeping”)

There are 4 Rules, There are 4 Rules

To Keep Me Safe, To Keep Me Safe

Say No! (shake your head)

Get Away(move arms in running motion)

Say No! (shake your head)

Get Away(move arms in running motion)

Tell Someone (make talking motion with fingers & thumb)

Keep Telling (make talking motion with fingers & thumb)


Books about bullying and kindness

“What Does it Mean to Be Kind?” Rana DiOrio and Stephane Jorisch

“Llama Llama and the Bully Goat” by Anna Dewdney

“The Juice Box Bully” by Bob Sornson, Ph.D

“Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun” by Maria Dismondy

“We All Sing with the Same Voice” by J. Phillip Miller

Things to Remember

There are various ways kids can show kindness to their friends and classmates every day including:

  • Smiling at others
  • Giving compliments
  • Being polite
  • Celebrating differences in others
  • Including those that are left out
  • Treating others as one would wish to be treated