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.
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.