"Let's B Safe" Teaches Students to Protect Themselves From Sexual Abuse

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While many schools are teaching students how to stay safe from COVID-19, one Manatee school is making sure kids know how to keep their bodies safe from sexual predators.

Students at Visible Men’s Academy, a Title One school in Bradenton, are learning about sexual abuse through a book called “Let’s B Safe.”

The local author, Brenda Zofrea, wrote the bilingual book to help kids learn right from wrong touching, and how to protect themselves from sexual predators.

“This trauma can undermine a child’s ability to concentrate and learn resulting in lower grade point averages and decreased IQ and reading ability. We’re grateful for the Michael Saunders Company Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s LET’S B SAFE FUND for bringing the program to every student enrolled at the Visible Men Academy,” said Zofrea.

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