A safety strategy that helps you advocate for others; “Ask, Care, Tell.”
Using electronic media and the Internet to contact kids and form secret relationships to can lead to abuse.
A plan for the safe and responsible use of the Internet, social media, and communication technology.
Telling a trusted adult when something unsafe is happening to you or someone else.
The process an unsafe adult uses to build trust and draw someone into a secret relationship for the purpose of abusing them.
The tools we have to help us make safe decisions that help ourselves and others.
The warning signs that alert us to unsafe situations.
Safe vs. Unsafe Relationships
In a safe relationship there is a balance of power where healthy boundaries are protected; the relationship is positive, rational, productive, and supportive. In an unsafe relationship there is an imbalance of power that results in one person being controlled and manipulated by another person; boundaries are not respected, resulting in a destructive and negative relationship.
A safety strategy that helps remind you to speak up when you need help; Seek help, trusted Adults, Face your Fears, Energize your personal power.
Confidence in one’s own worth; positive thoughts and feelings about oneself.
Think Feel Act (TFA)
TFA stands for Think, Feel, Act. Think about a situation, how it makes you Feel, and what Action you should take to keep yourself safe.
An unsafe secret is one that makes you feel confused, “icky,” or not quite right, and that you are told not to share. Never keep an unsafe secret.