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Are your kids safe from internet dangers?

Give us 20 minutes a week to teach your kids digital self-defense. Your kid deserves to thrive online while avoiding  predators, porn and bullying.

You wouldn’t let your son or daughter drive a car without Driver’s Ed.

So why would you let your kids on the internet without protective safety training

Welcome to Brain Defense!

Our open-and-go, multimedia, digital safety program for kids ages 8-11. If you’ve got as little as 20 minutes a week, you can prepare your child to reject pornography, predators and bullies.

"I’d absolutely recommend Brain Defense to all parents and teachers! It provides an entertaining way to teach something that’s SO important for kids living in today’s digital age."
Lacey Haskell

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Brain Defense Lesson Titles

Our 5 lessons empower kids with all the basics they need to know to be safe and healthy online!


Be Screen Safe

  • I Can Control How I Use Screens
  • I Can Stay Safe and Healthy on Screens


Be Brain Healthy!

  • I Can Use Good Habits to Protect My Brain from Addiction
  • I Have Two Brains


Be Brain Smart!

  • I Can Recognize and Reject Pornography
  • Three Ways Pornography Can Hurt My Growing Brain


Be Brain Strong!

  • I Can Reject Pornography with the CAN DO Plan
  • What I CAN DO When I Remember Pornography


Be Screen Responsible!

  • I Can Become a Good Digital Citizen
  • I Can Be Part of the Brain Gang

Download the first lesson for free!

Here’s a quick and easy way to check out our “Driver’s Ed for the Internet." Each full lesson has two parts. Enter your email below to download the Introduction and Part 1 of Lesson 1 for FREE! 

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"My favorite part of the Brain Defense curriculum was how empowering and how easy it was. I didn’t have to wonder or worry about what to teach, and the kids didn’t have to wonder or worry about how to handle these difficult situations. They LOVED IT!"
Melanie Hartzell

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"My children’s favorite was listening to the relatable Brain Gang and all the different situations they shared and made interesting and fun."
Amber Anderson

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What you'll LOVE about Brain Defense


It’s OPEN & GO

Virtually no prep needed before you start.


It’s an ALL DIGITAL program

Which means you get instant access. If you’ve got 20 minutes, start teaching today.


Research-based and founded on prevention science:

Research-based and founded on prevention science: We designed Brain Defense to use the most effective teaching methods, all based on proven principles to reduce risky behavior in youth. Each lesson’s content is backed by solid research in neuroscience, social science, education and child psychology. We didn’t make this stuff up!

You're busy, so Brain Defense is flexible!

Here are 6 teaching plans--find one that works with your schedule:


A half lesson per week

Teach a half lesson per week for 10 weeks (15-20 minutes each)


A half lesson twice per week

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Teach a half lesson twice per week for 5 weeks (15-20 min each)


1 full lesson per week

Teach 1 full lesson per week for 5 weeks (30-40 minutes each)


2 lessons per week

Teach 2 lessons per week for 2.5 weeks (30-40 minutes each)


1 lesson per day

Teach 1 lesson per day for 5 straight days (30-40 minutes each)


A half lesson per day

Teach a half lesson 5 days per week for 2 weeks (15-20 minutes each)

You’ll love the Brain Gang!

  • The “Brain Gang” are a group of 6 nerdy (but cool!) teens who teach healthy dispositions towards technology use
  • They are relatable, funny and make a motivating impact on students.
  • Parents love the Brain Gang too! Now you won’t be the only voice warning your child about digital dangers—you’ll have help from older peer mentors.
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.

Here's what Brain Defense includes

(all digital files)


Access to 11 videos starring the Brain Gang!


Instruction Manual that is easy-to-use with simple teaching scripts.


“Brain Book” workbook for the learner.


“Brain Book” Answer Key for the teacher or parent.


Family Activity Sheets provide role plays and discussion prompts plus suggested articles for parents.


Digital Citizen Poster to remind kids about the basic principles of good digital citizenship.


CAN DO Poster — a learning aid to help kids know the 5 steps for rejecting pornography.

Download the first lesson for free!

Here’s a quick and easy way to check out our “Driver’s Ed for the Internet." Each full lesson has two parts. Enter your email below to download the Introduction and Part 1 of Lesson 1 for FREE! 

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Start teaching your family digital safety today.

Family Plan

Get lifetime access for the whole family.

And there’s no risk for you. We provide a 30-day money back guarantee with every purchase. If you’re not thrilled with what your child is learning and the great conversations you enjoy as a result, we’ll refund your money.

Are you interested in purchasing Brain Defense for a larger group outside your family?

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You can trust the people at Defend Young Minds to bring you safety training that is research-based and uses the best teaching methods recommended by the latest prevention science. No long lectures or boring presentations--Brain Defense is fun, quick and memorable!

Our Team

The brains behind Brain Defense™

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

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