The KidSafe mission is to teach personal safety to children and their grown-ups to build strong, resilient families and safer communities.
KidSafe Foundation, founded in 2009 as a 501c3 nonprofit to protect children from child sexual abuse, bullying and internet exploitation through comprehensive education to children, parents, educators, and professionals. With incidents of child sexual abuse and exploitation on the rise, we were intent on creating a meaningful practical method of prevention where none existed. KidSafe programs empower children by giving them a strong voice with which to defend themselves, and teaches the parents, teachers, and the professionals in their lives how to keep them safe. KidSafe’s educational programs create a first line of defense to prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation. Cofounders, Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA and Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW, developed the KidSafe curriculum. Both are recognized child safety experts, mental health professionals, educators, authors, public speakers, and moms with over 50 years of combined experience. KidSafe’s educational philosophy is backed by years of safety instruction, best practices and up to date research.