Child/Teen Safety

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Important Phone Numbers:

You can make a report to a police officer 369-7000.

There are Victim Advocates to help 369-7134 or 369-7139.

For 24 hour help, call the Domestic Violence Shelter Hotline: 622-8495

Marion County Sheriff’s Department: 732-9111

Children’s Advocacy Center:

Free counseling for abused children with agency referral. 873-4739

SPEAKUP – 24-hour Hotline:

Students can safely & anonymously report weapon threats in their school or community.

1-866-SPEAKUP (1-866-773-2587)

If you or someone you know has been victimized by someone you met on-line, report them to www.cybertipline.com or call 1-800-843-5678

 

Sexual Abuse... What teens should know

  • My body is my own and no one has a right to touch me on private areas. No one has the right to force me to touch them on their private areas. 
  • Say “No” to alcohol. You can be taken advantage of much more easily if you are intoxicated.
  • Never leave your drink unattended at a party.  Someone could put a date rape drug in it.
  • Don’t leave a party with people you don’t know, or with people you know asking you to do things you’re uncomfortable with.
  • Tell your parents where you are going and call them if you get into an uncomfortable situation.
  • Don’t lie about your age when dating. Someone older may try to take advantage of you.
  • Privacy settings on social media – teens who use snap-chat can use ghost mode for privacy.  Avoid giving out personal information. www.netsmartz.org/internetsafety
  • Never send pictures of yourself without your clothes on to anyone.  People who date you may use that against you in a break up.
  • Never send any pictures you receive on your phone or electronic device to anyone showing nudity. Notify school officials or a Police Officer.
  • Never agree to meet anyone in person that you don't know. Many people on social media will lie about who they are. They may be adults, pretending to be a teenager. They may post fake pictures & may try to harm you.