Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Meeting Someone? 6 Tips to Help Keep You Safe! by Kim Kusiciel

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4 years ago
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Meeting Someone? 6 Tips to Help Keep You Safe!

In April of 2001, the U.S. observed Sexual Assault Awareness Month for the first time. According to RAINN.org, "every 98 seconds somebody experiences a sexual assault. And every eight minutes, that victim is a child. Meanwhile, only six out of every 1,000 perpetrators will end up in prison." Here's how to protect yourself when you meet someone for the first time: 

  • Pick a public place and tell a friend. 
  • Don't reveal personal information too soon. 
  • When engaging in sexual activity, communication is key. 
  • Use the phrase, "Is this OK?" Say "No" if it's not. 
  • You can change your mind if you don't feel comfortable. 
  • Trust your gut and be aware of your surroundings. 

You can reach someone at 1-800-656-HOPE(4673) and get more information here. They are available 24/7. Stay safe. 

Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Such important info! Thank you for sharing, Kim Kusiciel ! 💕
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thanks for this important tip, Kim Kusiciel! You can never be too careful!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Such essential information for all! Thank you!

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