Safebae Educational Series
This series can be used by students, faculty, administrators, or direct service providers as a stand alone series or
incorporated into existing programming.
We also have a new & comprehensive presenter series that includes our videos, graphics, and extensive content.
Student feedback from our pilots:
“I learned a lot about sexual assault. It was a very safe space and I know that I know way more now. I wish I had learned about this earlier when my best friend told me what happened to her. Thank you for doing this!” – Virginia high school student
“I love that people who run this [program] are survivors of sexual assault and not just people who are here to educate us on it. They can share their stories and educate others.”
“I’ve worked in the field of domestic and sexual violence prevention for 12+ years with a focus on engaging youth as leaders in this work. Some would say, I grew up in the movement starting as a young activist myself. What I have most enjoyed about SafeBAE is the authenticity of youth and survivor voices which are at the forefront of this organization, and the sheer attentiveness on keeping them central to everything the program does. I also appreciate the variety of resources available from social media engagement to film screenings with guides for discussion. Many folks in the movement have tried to address “cyberbullying” and online re-victimization, but I think SafeBAE has brought us a new lens to discuss these issues with young people in a way that is more approachable and relevant. I look forward to seeing what else this program can help to inspire within communities across the country.” - Jessica Moreno, LCSW, Prevention Coordinator - Texas Council on Family Violence
“These are the most student relatable materials I have found! Students need to hear these messages from other students and this video series is the perfect messenger.” – Illinois health educator
In order to continue to create FREE educational materials,
we ask that you have your participants take Before & After surveys.
2016 Analysis of Student Survey Data (Executive Summary
by Zoë D. Peterson, PhD Director of the Sexual Assault, Research, Education Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis)
Based on my analyses of the pre- and post-testing of participants in the SafeBAE program, the program resulted in statistically significant improvements in:
(1) knowledge about appropriate bystander behaviors
(2) knowledge about how to support a friend who has experienced sexual assault, and
(3) knowledge about the university’s responsibility in the case of reported sexual assault.
Additionally the program resulted in statistically significant reductions in acceptance of particular rape myths—namely, that most sexual assaults are committed by strangers and that most people who report sexual assaults are lying. Based on these preliminary data, I would conclude that the program was effective in promoting increased knowledge and positive attitude change.
2017 Pilot school & group survey results:
SafeBAE's programming is informed by an evidence based peer-to-peer model. Peer education programs, including those regarding sexual assault, have been found to be effective for starting dialogue, improving students’ awareness, and changing attitudes and behaviors (Simon, 2010).
According to a survey of parents, educators, and students who have participated in SafeBAE programming, 100% thought the “Audrie & Daisy” screening was “very” or “somewhat” effective and 100% of them viewed the “Our Stories Video” as “very” effective.
More specifically, the following percentages of participants indicated they perceived SafeBAE programming as “greatly improving” the audience's understanding of:
how to avoid victim blaming (80%)
bystander intervention (67%)
how to respond to a survivor (75%),
myths around sexual assault (60%)