Today, Lauren’s Kids announced being nominated for the 2023 Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards in the Community Service and the Informational/Instructional category. In the Community Service category, Lauren’s Kids founder & CEO, Lauren Book was nominated for Shining Light in Dark Places and in the Informational/Instructional category, Lauren’s Kids was nominated for their third grade and fifth grade Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum. The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences offers annual Regional EMMY® Awards for media markets in the southeast region of the United States.
“We can’t thank the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences enough for recognizing our curriculum and commitment to protecting childhood,” said Senator Lauren Book, founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids. “Unfortunately, we know that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will become victims of sexual abuse before their 18th birthdays — but 95% of this abuse IS preventable with education and awareness. That’s why personal safety lessons are imperative and why Safer, Smarter Kids was created. Our mission is clear – arm every parent, caregiver, teacher, and student with the tools they need to stop abuse in its tracks.”
Lauren’s Kids CEO, Lauren Book, M.S. Ed., career educators, abuse prevention experts, and developmental psychologists created the Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum to not only educate children, but also teachers and parents. The goal being: Engaging Teachers, Empowering Children, Educating Parents. The curriculum teaches children from a place of fun, not fear and focuses on teaching children that they have the ability to protect themselves by telling trusted adults if they are ever made to feel unsafe, uncomfortable, or not quite right.
For more information on safety resources for schools and families, visit https://safersmarterschools.org/ and https://safersmarterfamilies.org/. The 47th Annual Suncoast Regional EMMY® Awards will be held Saturday, December 2, 2023.