Safety and Prevention

You can take an active role in increasing your safety or the safety of those you care about. While there's no way to eliminate the chance that something may happen, there are strategies that may reduce your risk or give you the confidence to step in to prevent a sexual assault.

Safety for Parents

While child sexual abuse is hard to talk about, there are steps parents can take to keep their children safe.

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Safety for Students

Sexual violence can happen to anyone, and it’s not the only crime that can occur on a college campus. College students have the opportunity to look out for their friends, speak up about sexual violence, and take steps to increase personal safety.

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Warning Signs

It’s not always obvious when someone you care about has been affected by sexual violence. Learn the warning signs.

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    Staying Safe

  • What Consent Looks Like - The laws vary by state and situation, but you don’t have to be a legal expert to understand how consent plays out in real life.  
  • How to Respond if Someone Is Pressuring You - If someone is pressuring you to engage in sexual activity, it is important to remember that being in this situation is not your fault. Here are some strategies to try.
  • Safety Planning - Brainstorming ways to stay safe may help reduce the risk of future harm. 
  • Safety Tips for Traveling - Whether you travel often or you’re getting ready for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, it’s important to think about safety as part of your travel preparations. 
  • Alcohol Safety - There are steps you can take to increase your safety in situations where drinking may be involved. Like any safety tips, they are not a guarantee, but they may help you feel more secure in social situations.
  • Let's Talk About... - Check out RAINN's comics on consent, safe dating tips for teens, talking with young children about sexual assault, and talking with college students about stay safe on campus. 

    Online Safety

  • Tips for Safer Online Dating and Dating App Use - As is the case when meeting someone new, whether online or offline, it’s wise to keep a few safety precautions in mind. Below are some steps you can take to increase your safety when interacting with others through online dating apps and services. Like any safety tips, they are not a guarantee, but they may help you feel more secure.
  • Safe Web Browsing - There are two important safety elements to consider when browsing for help online: privacy and security.
  • Social Media Safety - What you choose to share on social media is always your decision, but what others choose to do with your information may not always be in your control.  

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