Essays to Start Conversations
Emily Lindin, founder of The UnSlut Project, writes an ongoing column for Teen Vogue to help girls and young women understand and work through sexual bullying, "slut" shaming, and related issues. These essays can be used as conversation starters for parents and educators, as well.
This resource was written by Emily Lindin and compiled by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) as part of their Bullying Prevention Tip Kit. View it below or download it here.
The High School Counselor's Response to Sexual Bullying and Rape Culture
High school counselor, peer educator, and mediator Cynthia Morton discusses ways for educators to approach sexual bullying in their high schools.
ReachOut.com: What Is Sexual Assault?
ReachOut.com provides targeted information for young people with concerns related to mental health, even when they're not sure how to describe the issue. The Sexual Assault page answers many questions including what sexual assault looks like and how to get help.
Verizon Wireless's program to collect wireless phones that are no longer in use and donate them to domestic violence organizations nationwide.
Teen Depression: A Guide for Parents
A resource page from Help Guide to help parents recognize the signs of depression in their teens, with guidance about how to respond.
UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir by Emily Lindin, Founder of The UnSlut Project
Slut!: Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation by Leora Tanenbaum
The Secret Lives of Teen Girls by Evelyn Resh, MPH, CNM
Talking Sex with Your Kids: Keeping Them Safe and You Sane - by Knowing What They're Really Thinking and Hooking Up: A Girl's All-Out Guide to Sex and Sexuality by Amber Madison
One of our goals at The UnSlut Project is to keep expanding our Resources section. Do you have an idea for a resource that we should feature here? Let us know by contacting Emily Lindin through email.
Stop Sexual Assault in Schools
The only organization that specifically addresses sexual harassment and students’ rights at the K-12 level. They are a one-stop resource for students, families, and others who seek to prevent sexual harassment/assault, educate students about their rights, identify resources for victims, make the process of reporting simple, provide sample complaints, and empower youth, families, and advocates with engaging awareness activities.
Social Media Safety Guides
Compiled by Hollaback! with collaboration from Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Youtube, and reddit, these guides provide user-friendly instructions on how to best use reporting and privacy tools on each platform.
Speak Up and Stay Safe(r): A Guide to Protecting Yourself from Online Harassment
This guide is especially designed for women, people of color, trans and genderqueer people, and everyone else whose existing oppressions are made worse by digital violence. It details best security practices as well as the documentation and reporting of harassment, and caring for yourself emotionally during an online attack.
Sexual Assault Prevention Guide
ToBecomeATeacher.org's guide, put together by three experts, provides resources and tools for educators as well as practical steps for students.
Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School
Published by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), this packet presents the results of a 2011 nationally representative survey of students in grades 7-12 regarding sexual harassment, including cyber-harassment.
Crisis Text Line
Text 741741 when in crisis. Anywhere, anytime. A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. They'll help you move from a hot moment to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy using effective active listening and suggested referrals – all through text message.
Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN)
The largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States. Use their National Sexual Assault Online Hotline to get immediate help 24 hours a day. Or call 800-656-HOPE.
Pew Research Internet Project: Online Harassment
A summary of findings of a study conducted by Pew Research.
A website run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Provides information on community prevention and responses to bullying, cyber-bullying resources, and Media Guidelines for Bullying Prevention.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A free hot line operated 24 hours a day for those in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
An organization that offers suicide prevention awareness resources and training to teachers and parents who interact with youth in the United States.
ZocDoc Search Engine
Find a counselor or therapist in your area.
A non-profit organization run by students to raise international awareness about bullying in schools. Participate in their awareness campaigns like Define It, Chalk for Change, and Hands for Courage. Project Anti-Bully is a partner of The UnSlut Project.
A resource for information on a wide variety of teen mental and physical health issues including sexual bullying, cutting and sexual health. TeensHealth is produced by Nemours, a large non-profit organization dedicated to improving children's health.