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For Kids & Teens

  • No one has the right to abuse you.
  • You don't deserve to be abused.
  • If you are being abused, you are a victim.
  • It's not your fault that you are being treated this way.
  • It is wrong that you are suffering this pain, fear or sadness.
  • You are not alone. Other kids suffer abuse, too.
  • Sometimes abusers scare or threaten kids so they won't tell.
  • There are people who care about you and want to help you.
  • If you are being abused, please tell a safe person - that's someone you can trust like a teacher, counselor, school nurse, neighbor or parent.
Help Protect Yourself

  • Do not be alone with anyone who hurts you.
  • Listen to the little voice inside when it says that what is being done to you isn't right.
  • Find an adult you trust and tell them what is happening. If they don't believe you, keep telling until someone does believe you.

   Staying Safe Online
  • Never give out your personal information; full name, address, phone number, school, or password. People who enjoy hurting kids can use this information to find you or use your password against you.
  • Never agree to meet someone you meet online. Predators give out false information about their age, to trick you in meeting them.
  • Tell your parents or an adult right away if someone makes you feel uncomfortable online. DO NOT reply to their messages. Inform your parents so they can contact the service provider.
  • Never post pictures of yourself to anyone you don’t know. Even if you do know the person, be careful of the kinds of pictures you share. Once your picture is out there, you can never take it back and you cannot control who sees it.
  • Don’t do anything that can harm others or is against the law. 
  • Only agree to be "friends" with people you actually know.