Youth On Youth Safety
For Cub Scouts Parents and leaders should review the video for each level. It is different for each grade level from Kindergarten (Lions) through Fifth Grade (Arrow of Light).
- This and other information can be accessed via the Cub Scout Preview Adventures Protect Yourself Rules Link: https://www.scouting.org/programs/cubscouts/preview-adventures/
- Once you get to this link, select the second link (Blue Rectangle) titled View Protect Yourself Rules Adventure. https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/preview-adventures/protect-yourself-rules/
- You will see this set of choices: select the appropriate section
For Scouts BSA and Venturers (Ages 11-17), there are four separate modules that need to be completed. Each of the modules have individual Objectives that you select in order to complete the module. In parenthesis are the times that it took to run through each with no stoppage. My suggestion is to have discussion at the end of each module and when needed, in the middle of each objective when needed.
Click on the title of each Module/Section to view the information.
- Youth Protection Policies (8 minutes)
- Two-Deep Leadership
- No 1 on 1 Contact
- Digital Communication
- Buddy System
- Respect for Privacy
- Digital Devices
- Secret Organizations
- Youth Leadership
- Constructive Discipline
- Digital Safety (18 minutes):
- Digital Footprint
- Personal Information
- Digital Safety Resources
- Abuse (19 minutes)
- Sexual Abuse by Adults
- Grooming Behaviors
- Sexual Abuse by Other Youth
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Violence in the Home
- Personal Safety
- Bullying (9 minutes)
- Recognize the Bullying Roles & Dynamic
- Identify the 4 Types of Bullying
- How to Go from Bystander to Upstander
- See it, Stop it, Report it
All BSA Program Youth “Teen Series” - from Barbara Sinatra Series
For Venturers and older Scouts BSA youth (Ages 11-17 and 18-20), there are seven separate vignettes that are a better fit for older teens. There duplicity with the information in the Scouts BSA/Venturing training above, but it has a little better delivery. Its not complete (from what I can see) to match the other prescribed Youth Protection training. My suggestion would be to use each vignette as optional added training at each meeting. Getting to the information is a little difficult – and confusing. My suggestion is to have each leader download the movies to a computer.
This link brings you to a drop box of folders. Each folder has a number of movies that are at different levels of quality. Selecting the first works. Note: while there are eight folders, I believe that one folder is duplicated. To make it easier to present, I would suggest that the files get downloaded locally and then removed after providing the training. To ensure that the most updated training is provided, download it just before each training is provided. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/km9twuzs194vzy4/AADNnZhEaUctmRcwyERaQaMqa?dl=0
Vignette #1 3:57 min:sec Teenagers & Sexual Abuse:
We discuss that with new independence and experience can come the unexpected--sometimes the unexpected is sexual abuse. The only way to prevent teen sexual abuse is to start the conversation and share stories of experience.
Vignette #2 4:35 min:sec Don’t let pressure end up as sexual abuse
We discuss that sometimes you can feel pressure to go along with the status quo even when it feels uncomfortable. We discuss spotting the red flags in a potentially dangerous situation, communicating when you're uncomfortable, and leaving a situation when you no longer feel safe
Vignette #3 4:38 min:sec Online Sexual Abuse can happen
We show sexual abuse that can happen in a relationship online/over text. We show what it can look like, what it can feel like, and how to navigate a relationship where your boundaries aren't being respected. We also speak to the possible perpetrator of this behavior, explaining why their behavior should not be the norm.
Vignette #4 4:45 min:sec Friends can help stop sexual abuse
We model bystander awareness. We explain that friends can help us spot the red flags that we can't. We encourage bystanders to reach out to someone they think may be in danger, explaining that an abusive situation can be hard to get out of alone.
Vignette #5 6:20 min:sec Saying no to prevent sexual abuse
We discuss how abuse can happen peer to peer. We explain that abusive behavior can come from a close friend, even one you've known and trusted for many years. Because this shift in their behavior may be surprising, navigating the friendship can be confusing. We discuss that no matter where that friend thinks your relationship should go, you never owe anyone sex, affection, or even a change in relationship that you don't want.
Vignette #6 5:39 min:sec BSA Edition ONLY Grooming & Sexual Abuse
We show how grooming can come from someone in a position of power, even someone who positions themselves as a friend and mentor. We illustrate two examples of a relationship --one with a scoutmaster/pastor and one with an employer-- both with a male victim. We discuss what grooming behavior can look like, how it can feel, and how to see your way out of it. BSA Edition Pastor Paul Grooming https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/320CNuFR8I
Vignette #7 4:46 min:sec Sexual Abuse in the Family
We show how grooming can come from a relative or family member-- someone who has invested time and interest in your life. We discuss what that relationship might look like, how it might feel, and how to see your way out of it.