GET HELP – If you are in any immediate danger call 911
If you are considering ending your life, call 911.
YOUR LIFE MATTERS! YOU ARE HERE FOR A PURPOSE. YOU ARE LOVED. YOU. ARE. PRICELESS.
Talk to someone who will tell you the truth about who you are in a world that tells you lies. Don’t let someone else write your story. You are the author and your story counts.
Online Gaming Abuse: report.cybertip.org
Gang raped on Minecraft? Exchange nudes for Fortnite battle pass? Earn money for killing a prostitute on GTA5? “Looking for a real man to view my nudes”? Not normal. Not OK. This is what predators do or say.
These “deals” are not worth the cost. You have no idea where your picture or video might end up or what you’ll be asked to do if you agree to the deal. These are not hot girls or gorgeous guys who are interested in you! These online predators are making bank recording images and videos of guys and girls, then selling them as child porn. Anyone who asks you for nudes or to go online and share sexual experiences is committing a crime against you that you need to report.
Sextortion: Text “THORN” to 741741 or go to stopsextortion.com
Threating to reveal intimate images of you to get you to do something you don’t want to do is an illegal form of blackmail called sextortion. If someone is threatening to expose you if you don’t meet their demands, GET HELP NOW. Document and report the threats. If you don’t report it they may keep harassing you for months. Once you report it, they know they can be arrested if they post or forward your intimate images.
Online Bullying: stopbullying.gov
If you or someone you know is being harassed, threatened or ridiculed online, don’t respond to and don’t forward those messages. Instead:
- Block the person who is cyberbullying
- Save and print screenshots, emails, and text messages of the cyberbullying
- Provide this information to an adult you trust, to law enforcement and to web and cell phone service providers
Too many teens lives are being destroyed by cyberbullying that can be stopped if we care enough to speak up for those being
Sexual Abuse & Assault:
Sexual abuse is very difficult to talk about, but it does not stop unless you get help. If you have been sexually assaulted or are being abused, call 911. To talk anonymously with a trained person:
- Call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 800.4.A.CHILD (422-4453), 24/7
- Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673)
- Chat online at rainn.org
There is hope, and there is healing—if you get help.
Illegal Pop-Ups & Online Predators: report.cybertip.org
NCMEC’s (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) CyberTipline is the nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children and youth. The public and electronic service providers can make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, child pornography, child sex trafficking, and unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child. NCMEC staff review each tip and work to find a potential location for the incident reported so that it may be made available to the appropriate law-enforcement agency for possible investigation.
Sexual Abuse & Assault Specifically for MALES: malesurvivor.org
MenHealing provides healing resources for males age 18 and older who have experienced sexual trauma during childhood or as adults: referrals to licensed therapists in your community, connecting with other survivors in their peer-moderated discussion forums and chat room, attending MaleSurvivor sponsored events.
Pornography & Porn Addiction:
joinfortify.com – Tens of thousands of Fortify users in over 155 countries have experienced an 85% decrease in depression and 88% reduction in porn use
xxxchurch.com – Online software, videos, workshops and small groups have helped hundreds of thousands of people.
fightthenewdrug.org – Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative organization that exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts.
Eating Disorder and Self-Harm
All of us struggle at times to cope with our emotions. Sometimes people turn to self-harm or an eating disorder as a way to cope with their emotions. Early detection and intervention is important to get your child the help they need to cope with their emotions in a healthy way.
Eating Disorder – nationaleatingdisorders.org
Self-Harm – crisistextline.org