During Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), it's up to us to take a stand, educate ourselves and others, and help prevent sexual abuse.
The internet has become the new public square where we connect with romantic partners, friends and family, co-workers, and strangers alike. That's why this year's theme is: We Can Build Safe Online Spaces.
From dating apps, virtual meetings, chats, video calls, and interactions on social media, most communication now takes place through screens. This month learn how you can practice consent online, keep the kids in your life safe from abuse, as well as facilitate and participate in respectful online communities.
The reality is that the digital world is not separate from in-person spaces. They both make up the world we live in, and the impact of our actions can be just the same. If you wouldn’t do or say something to someone in person, then you shouldn’t say it to them online.