June 2015

June 2015

We hope everyone’s had a great start to their summer! Thanks for checking out the June edition of RespecText. Read on for links, news and resources to help you help the teens in your life.

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Tools for Teens

News Bits

  • Campus sexual assault continues to be a widespread issue in our country, and fortunately more and more people are paying more attention. There have been many conversations about how to reduce assault, and this program conducted among first-year female students at three Canadian campuses was reportedly successful. As the article states, programs like this won’t solve the problem, but they’re an important piece. We don’t disagree, but we do recognize that reducing or ending violence of any kind requires a multifaceted approach.
  • The practice known as “revenge porn”, or more accurately nonconsensual pornography – which is defined as the distribution of sexually graphic images of individuals without their consent – is a serious issue with devastating repercussions for victims. Fortunately, some web-based companies are stepping up their efforts to help protect victims. Google recently announced that they will honor requests to remove revenge porn images from Google Search results. They join other tech giants like Twitter, Facebook and Reddit which have implemented policies for or bans of revenge porn.

Advocate’s Corner

It’s officially summer! School’s out and hopefully everyone gets to relax (at least a little…). But lots of teens struggle with how to maintain a relationship without the daily structure of school, and they might be separated from their main support system during the summer break. We’ve got some info on our blog that might help you help your teen navigate a summer fling and stay healthy and safe:

Powerful Resources

Since we mentioned revenge porn above, we want to point you in the direction of another great resource. End Revenge Porn, which is run by the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI), is a “one-stop shop for everyone that is involved in the war against revenge porn.” They offer support for victims, advocate for laws and educate the public about revenge porn. They also offer a crisis hotline at 1-844-878-2274.

If you have questions about dating abuse or healthy relationships, our loveisrespect advocates are here 24/7! Call 1-866-331-9474, chat at www.loveisrespect.org, or text loveis to 22522. 

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