September: Teen Lures Prevention

September: Teen Lures Prevention

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

We all share a common goal for our children to be safe and protected from all things harmful.  Related to that goal, Senate Bill 401 includes annual age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention in kindergarten through grade 9. Teen Lures Prevention program is a research-based program that Gwinnett County Public Schools uses to teach the importance of healthy relationships and its connection to personal safety by way of class discussions, student handouts, video clips and corresponding activities.  Teen Lures Prevention enables students to take an active and necessary role in making healthy choices and protecting themselves from unhealthy relationships. A committee of professional school counselors reviewed the program and selected components that were developmentally appropriate for middle school.

During the months of September, our school counselors will offer the Teen Lures Prevention lessons to all students in grades 6-8. You can learn more about the program at www.teenluresprevention.com. Please be aware that more information is provided on the website than is actually used in Gwinnett County. Below is a list of lures that are discussed at each grade level. Each grade reviews what was learned in the previous grade(s) and then learns additional lures.  

6th

Game Lure

e-lure

Name Lure

Emergency Lure

7th

Authority Lure

Assistance Lure

Ego/Fame Lure

 

8th  

Affection Lure

Trafficking Lure

Pet Lure

 


If you prefer that your child not participate in the teen lures prevention lessons, please write and sign a note indicating your preferences and send it to your child’s teacher or school counselor. As always, counselors are available to discuss any concerns you might have.  Unless written documentation is received, your child will participate in the teen lures prevention and safety lessons.

Sincerely,

Dr. Natalie Looney