WHAT TO DISCUSS
- Never give personal information out on the Internet. Never agree to meet anyone you have met through the Internet.
- If anyone offers you a job, or wants to hire you for any reason, tell that person that you must get your parent's permission. Screen employers.
- Always be alert and aware of your surroundings and who is around.
- Walk with confidence and purpose in publoic.
- Dating should be a fun experience and you should never allow yourself to be coerced into doing anything that you know is wrong.
- Establish your own personal boundaries and limits.
- Never do something with your peers that you would not do if your parents were present or if you were alone. Group thinking is usually not wiser than an individual's independent thinking. It's OK to walk away from peer pressure.
- It's okay to be rude to someone who is trying to get you to do something you don't want to do.
- "Date rape" accounts for the vast majority of teenage rapes. Just because you know a person and you are on a date does not mean you cannot say "No."
- "No" means no, and that response should be clearly respected and accepted.
- Perpetrators rely on our tendency to avoid making a scene in public; it is okay to make a scene to stop someone from taking advantage of you
- If you are ever in an uncomfortable situation and need a ride, call home or another trusted adult, and we will come and get you - and you will not get in trouble for this.
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