Over-the-Counter
Medicine Safety

Grades: Grades 5-6, 7-8
Subject Area: Health, English Language Arts, STEM
Made Possible By: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Research shows that children begin to self-medicate at around age 11 — in fifth and sixth grades. This free multi-media educational program is designed to teach students and their families how to use, store, and dispose of OTC medicines safely, as well as how to avoid medicine mistakes and misuse. The program’s goal is to build children’s knowledge about OTC medicine safety and encourage responsible behavior before children start self-medicating. It features resources for teachers, school nurses, and families, as well as a variety of multimedia tools.

Coming soon! New lessons, digital game, podcasts, and more!

Click here for interactive multimedia tools:

A video and quiz, storybook, safe storage search, and Kahoot!

Click the images below to download the program or to access the resources.