Teach kids
refusal skills for
digital dangers.

Offer your students ages 8-12 an engaging, video-based curriculum to keep them safe from cyber-bullying, pornography and internet addiction. Brain Defense arms kids with safe technology habits to protect their growing minds.

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We offer packages tailored for the needs of homeschoolers, families, single classrooms, and schools.

Features

Features a full year of fun and flexible lessons

Brain Defense provides 5 main lessons with 11 engaging instructional videos, 10 Continue the Conversation videos and prompts, a clearly organized Instruction Manual, colorful “Brain Book” workbooks, and Home Connection letters to involve parents, and much more! It’s a turnkey solution for teachers--a comfortable way to teach serious topics.

Designed using prevention research

The educational methodology used in Brain Defense Digital Safety implements best practices gleaned from 40 years of prevention science research. Short video-based lessons, engaging workbooks with journaling opportunities, and role plays with parents. All based on proven principles to reduce risky behavior in youth.

Based on solid research

Each lesson is backed by solid research in neuroscience, social science, education and child psychology. We didn’t just make this up!

Presented by positive teens who model good digital citizenship

The “Brain Gang” are a group of 6 nerdy (but cool!) teens who love teaching younger kids how be good digital citizens and protect their brains from screen addictions, pornography and cyberbullying. They are relatable, funny and make a motivating impact on students.

Founded on trusted resources

Brain Defense is based on the groundbreaking approaches taught in the best-selling Good Pictures Bad Pictures childrens books. Lessons explain simplified neuroscience and provide kids with a plan for defending their brains against harmful content.

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Meets national standards

Brain Defense was designed to meet International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards and includes ELA and STEM supplemental activities to support national educational standards.

“Love, love, love it!” Enthusiastic testimonials

Educators, administrators, parents and students all give high praise for Brain Defense: Digital Safety.

Fully tested in pilot schools

Teachers in schools throughout the United States tested Brain Defense lessons in actual classrooms. Their praise validated our content and methodology. Their feedback supercharged Brain Defense into a game-changer prevention tool.

Engages and supports parents

Prevention science teaches that kids need opportunities to apply what they’ve learned in class. Brain Defense provides parents and caregivers with discussion questions and role plays for each lesson to continue crucial conversations at home. And we’ll keep helping families with our Parent Support website at Protect Young Minds. You don’t need to do this alone.

Hey, we're the Brain Gang! And we love teaching kids how to be healthy, happy and strong on screens and off! We share our experiences, a few funny stories, and solid plans for rejecting harmful content. Come join us!

Brain Gang Member Ben
Hi, I’m Ben! I love basketball, reading and helping kids turn away from pornography.
Brain Gang Member Tess
Hi, I’m Tess! I’m interested in art, movies, and teaching kids what to do if they are exposed to pornography.
Brain Gang Member Zach
Hi, I’m Zach! I’m into chess, skateboarding, and teaching kids about healthy screen habits.
Brain Gang Member Isabel
Hi, I’m Isabel! I’m into science, photography and helping kids learn how to create screen/life balance.
Brain Gang Member Andre
Hi, I’m Andre’! I like riding bikes, playing video games, and helping kids to avoid digital addictions.
Brain Gang Member Samantha
Hi, I’m Samantha! I enjoy playing my violin, reading, and showing kids how to be good digital citizens.

Testimonials

What people are saying

Parent
Loved fact-based curriculum

I love that the curriculum is fact-based and delivered in a matter-of-fact manner.

Deanna Rowen
Utah
Student
I love it!

I love it! It is an amazing idea, but i wish it was longer.

4th grade student
Educator
Sparked important conversations

The Brain Defense: Digital Safety curriculum was grade-appropriate and sparked some important conversations in the classroom. The videos kept the students' attention and helped to ease them into the workbook. I definitely look forward to teaching this every year!

Kelli Thompson
Prince of Peace
Parent
Spurs much-needed convos

Parents are desperate for concepts and language like this to help their children. They would benefit so much from this program - and I think it would spur much needed conversations between parents and children.

Jenet Erickson
Student
Loved talking to my mom

My favorite part about this program is when I talk to my mom about the lesson every night.

5th grade student
Educator
Loved how engaging it is

The Brain Defense: Digital Safety Curriculum is one of the most important child protection measures that we take at our school. It is easy and comfortable to teach to our students. Not only is it pertinent to what they need to learn at this age, but the students and parents love how engaging it is. I wish every child, family, and school could protect themselves with training like this.

Grant Beckwith
Principal, American Heritage School
Parent
Love-love-love!

I love-love-LOVE that you are bravely bringing this information and attention to students (and parents). It’s a significant set of lessons and I like these discussions with him at home, too.

Parent of a 4th grader
Student
CAN DO Plan really helped

My favorite part was the CAN DO plan, because a harmful picture once popped up and the plan really helped.

5th grade student
Portland, Oregon
Educator
Parents were appreciative

Parents were appreciative of the Brain Defense: Digital Safety curriculum. The information and talking points sent home about the lessons here at school gave them the opportunity and tools to discuss a topic they wanted to discuss with their children, but were uncertain on how to do so.

Jane Shriver
Principal, Prince of Peace
Parent
Awesome...Not weird

This is awesome because it helps parents bring up these topics without coming off weird and random to kids.

Parent of a 4th grader
Student
I adore the Brain Gang

I love Good Pictures Bad Pictures and I adore the Brain Gang.

4th grade student
Educator
Easy to use

The Brain Defense: Digital Safety curriculum was easy to use and the short videos were very engaging! I felt very comfortable teaching my students about the dangers of pornography…

Anonymous Educator
Parent
THANK YOU!

THANK YOU for bringing this information to the kids and helping us continue these conversations at home.

Bain Haberly
Kansas
Educator
I felt comfortable teaching the lessons

The Brain Defense curriculum was easy to use and the short videos were very engaging! I felt very comfortable teaching my students about the dangers of pornography, particularly, because this program laid out vital information about how the brain works and how addiction occurs. My students found the topic interesting and the tips helpful! It is a program I will definitely use again!

Sonya Carrillo
St. Catherine’s
Parent
Students need strategies

It is critical for kids and parents to talk about this subject. I think that the kids need some more strategies about how to deal with pornography when they come across it.

Parent of a 4th grader
Educator
Easy and educational

The Brain Defense: Digital Safety curriculum helped me teach my students about this difficult topic in an easy and educational way. I felt comfortable teaching the lessons, and most importantly, my students felt comfortable asking questions. I would highly recommend the Brain Defense curriculum to any school looking for ways to educate their students on this topic.

Kristin Jorgensen
Prince of Peace
Parent
Vital to teach each year

Vital for all students to have this course each year as part of their curriculum.

Parent from Utah
Educator
Highly recommend

I highly recommend the Brain Safety Curriculum. I had both students and parents thank me so much for offering these guidelines for our technology and internet usage.

Elizabeth Fresse
Portland, Oregon
Parent
Thanks for fighting back!

Thank you for this! It’s so needed for our youth in these days! God bless you for the work you are doing! I would like to see schools across the country implement this to counteract the modern day scourge of pornography. Thank you for fighting back!

Grace
Utah
Educator
Fantastic!

The Brain Defense curriculum is fantastic! I enjoyed using the resources provided to help children feel confident that they know how to keep their brains healthy and safe.

Ty Crossley
American Heritage School
Parent
Wonderful!

It is a wonderful curriculum! I hope that more parents and children could receive this knowledge to help their families.

Cheryl
Utah

Our Team

The brains behind Brain Defense™

Kristen A. Jenson, MA
Kristen A. Jenson, MA
Founder and CEO
About
Kristen
 Bianca Noah
Bianca Noah
Curriculum Coordinator
About
Bianca
Jill Geigle, M. Ed.
Jill Geigle, M. Ed.
Curriculum Developer
About
Jill
Evan MacDonald
Evan MacDonald
Video Director
About
Evan
James Best, MFA
James Best, MFA
Scriptwriter
About
James
Joanna Gurr
Joanna Gurr
Research Assistant
About
Joanna
Hannah Ungricht
Hannah Ungricht
Designer
About
Hannah

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