Find the help you or your child needs when it comes to bullying or peer pressure. You can also download the Internet Social Media Parent/Student User Agreement for Responsible Digital Citizenship.
Tools and resources – Information for parents, teachers, teens and law enforcement…plus more. We believe safety is a conversation and a shared responsibility among all of us. That’s why we provide the information, tools and resources you’ll find here.
STRIVING TO REDUCE VIOLENCE EVERYWHERE (STRYVE) is a national initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence before it starts among young people ages 10-24. STRYVE Online provides communities with the knowledge and resources to be successful in preventing youth violence. STRYVE’s vision is safe and healthy youth who can achieve their full potential as connected and contributing members of thriving, violence-free families, schools, and communities.
MTV’s A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers. The campaign is built on the understanding that there is a “thin line” between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on you or someone else. We know no generation has ever had to deal with this, so we want to partner with you to help figure it out. On-air, online and on your cell, we hope to spark a conversation and deliver information that helps you draw your own digital line.
VIOLENCE PREVENTION & BULLYING
Bullying transcends childish acts such as teasing, rough housing or joking around. It can be a dangerous activity with devastating physical and psychological effects. It’s a prominent risk factor for substance abuse and addiction, but the person being bullied isn’t the only one at risk.
Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau created this Web site to get the latest scoop on bullying.
STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S.
FAMILY VIOLENCE ISSUES
The Texas Council On Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.
TELEPHONE COUNSELING RESOURCES
The Texas Youth & Runaway Hotline exclusively serves Texas youth. Hotline staff and volunteers provide free 24-hour crisis intervention, telephone counseling, information and referrals to callers in need of food, shelter, transportation to their homes, conference calls to parents and shelters, a confidential message relay service between runaways and parents.
211 Finding help in Texas is a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from over 60,000 state and local health and human services programs.
The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline is a national resource that can be accessed by phone or the internet. The Helpline offers real-time one-on-one support from trained Peer Advocates. Peer Advocates are trained to offer support, information and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers.
The National Hopeline Network says if you are not in immediate danger of committing suicide, but need someone to talk with about your suicidal thoughts, please do not hesitate to call 1.800.784.2433 (1.800.SUICIDE). If someone is in immediate danger of committing suicide, call 911 now.
VET 2 VET If you are a veteran or you know someone who came back from active duty and has trouble with memories and experiences of the war please call our hotline at 1.877.838.2838 (1.877.VET-2-VET).