iRespect&Protect helps children, youth, and adults recognize their self-worth and the influence of device use on their lives.
YOU can have conversations about social media, low self-esteem, sexting, cyberbullying, curiosity about pornography, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide, with kids, teens, parents and trusted adults.
iRespect&Protectbegan as a local conversation in the Oregon Mid-Willamette Valley about the connection between cell phone usage and the increase in depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation amongst the youth in our communities.
Since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, the suicide rate has risen dramatically amongst our youth to become the leading cause of death in the State of Oregon for ages 10-24 (Oregon Health Authority). This is whyiRespect&Protect was created. Today, iRespect&Protect supports the lives of youth, families, and communities by fostering positive self-worth, promoting healthy online choices, and encouraging safe relationships.
We invite you to explore our resources to learn how to reach out, start hard conversations, and positively impact lives.