A THIN LINE can be used as a talking tool to open up a conversation on digital abuse, test awareness, and help encourage action on the issue at home or in school. We’ve provided a few tips on how our site can help.
Many parts of the A THIN LINE website lend themselves to conversation and debate. In particular, we suggest the following:
The Digital Abuse Interactive Quiz, hosted by youth-friendly celebrities Michelle Trachtenberg and Asher Roth, tests young people’s awareness of digital abuse in their own lives and connects them to sections of campaign website that are most relevant for them.
Encourage the young people you know to take positive action to counter digital abuse.
Looking for even more ways to help the young people in your family or classroom take control of their digital lives? The below resources from A THIN LINE’s partners can help you figure out the best ways to address the subject and support the development of good digital citizens.
Break the Cycle has resources to help parents talk to their children about abusive relationships and, if necessary, help their child get out of an abusive relationship. They also provide resources for educators on developing a dating violence policy for their schools, training school personnel, and educating students on the issue.
Common Sense Media provides advice for parents and a number of tip sheets on digital citizenship, featuring topics like sexting, cyberbullying, and illegal downloading. For educators, they also have information on their digital literacy curriculum.
Connect Safely has tips and advice for parents and educators on everything from Facebook and location-based services to sexting and cyberbullying.
loveisrespect.org also provides information on warning signs of dating abuse, as well as their National Dating Abuse Helpline.
The Trevor Project has resources for educators and parents on LGBTQ suicide prevention, including local resources, a survival kit, and a “lifeguard” workshop.