For Parents/Caregivers

Have You Had The Safety Talk?

 

3 steps to help with the decision to get your child their first phone.

Respond To The Call

 

5 steps to evaluate your family’s digital choices.

Tools

These tools have been developed by iRespect&Protect staff to help you and your family talk about anxiety, cyberbullying, depression, online cruelty, sexting, sextortion, and teen suicide.

Interactive Tools
Parenting Tools

Resources

Links to local and national organizations.

If this is an emergency, call 911.

These resource links represent a compilation of resources identified by iRespect&Protect staff.  It is not intended to be comprehensive and iRespect&Protect does not specifically endorse or make any representations regarding any of the resources.

Crisis Support
Cyberbullying, Online Harm, Sexting, & Sextortion Resources
  • Child Safety Pledge
    Join a national groundswell of parents and caregivers taking a stand to keep children safe. Take the Pledge to Protect and view their resource center of safety information and best practices so that you are equipped at every point along your parenting journey.
  • Common Sense Media
    Common Sense rates apps, books, movies, podcasts, streaming/TV shows, video games, and websites to help parents and caregivers make informed choices about entertainment for children. Includes resources on sexting and more.
  • CyberTipline
    The nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children. Make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, child sexual molestation, child sexual abuse material, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet. Submit a report online or by phone at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
  • Parents for Prevention
    Information, support, and resources to raise a generation free of sexual violence, bullying, and more. Organized by age from infant to post-high school.
  • Protect Young Eyes
    Protect Young Eyes explains digital trends, social media, & parental controls. We teach internet safety via webinars, our app, & live talks. *Religiously affiliated, though do not need to be to access resources.
  • Removing An Inappropriate Photo From The Internet/Social Media
    Instructions on how to report/remove an inappropriate image of your/your child on Facebook, Google, Youtube, Imgur, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, Discord, Kik, and more.
  • Safer, Smarter Families
    A family plan customizer that has resources for all ages and for many different family dynamic scenarios. It includes videos and pdfs.
  • Sexting, Sending Nudes, And Digital Life (via Thorn)
    Be your kid’s safety net with conversation starters, guides, and dialogues.
  • Take It Down
    A free service to help remove or stop the online sharing of nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit images or videos taken of youth when they were under 18 years old. Youth can remain anonymous using the service without needing to send images or videos to anyone.
Local Organizations & Parenting Resources
  • 211 Info
    Find parenting resources in your zip code: parenting class/programs, relief nurseries, teen resources, TANF, custody and child support, and more.
  • Boys & Girls Club Of Salem, Marion & Polk Counties
    Boys & Girls Club provides affordable and safe after school and summer programming for kids in grades 1-12, youth athletics and sports leagues.
  • Family Building Blocks
    Parenting resources including relief nursery, healthy families, or early head start. Parenting classes and trainings available, as well as other opportunities like playgroups, family nights, and more.
  • Liberty House Prevention Services
    Prevention education and trainings to help empower adults and our communities to keep children safe. For more information, view our prevention trainings flyer in English or Spanish. You can contact us at info@irespectandprotect.com or call our office at 971.599.5876.
  • Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub
    Find family and health resources resources for your child’s physical and mental health, early learning and development, and family services in Marion and Polk Counties. Classes and events are available to view and register for on their Events Calendar.
  • Mid-Valley Parenting
    Find classes, discussion groups, and information in Polk and Yamhill Counties to support parents in the development of their children. Classes and events are available to view and register for on their Events Calendar.
  • Mid-Valley Resources
    Find local resources in Salem and surrounding communities to help with all kinds of needs such as food pantries, emergency financial assistance, medical services, housing information and more.
  • Polk County Family & Community Outreach
    Find resources and solutions in Polk County to meet your needs–such as Drug, Alcohol, Problem Gambling & Suicide Prevention, Early Learning & Family Engagement, Family Resource Navigation, Polk County Resource Center, School Based Mental Health, Service Integration, and Veteran Services Office.
Mental Health Resources
  • Catholic Community Services
    Counseling services for children, youth, and adults from a variety of settings including those living with foster parents, relatives, and single parents. Covered by OHP.
  • Find A Therapist
    Search for a therapist by location and what you are looking for help with (parenting help, relationships with children, spousal support, etc.). Read profiles and email a therapist with one click.
  • Liberty House Hope & Wellness Services
    Trauma-informed counseling for children and families facing concerns of child abuse, neglect, trauma, or grief. Individual family counseling, brief therapy, group therapy, and more.
    503.689.1006
  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
    The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.
    988
  • The Trevor Project
    Confidential support for LGBTQ youth in crisis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A national, 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide prevention service for LGBTQ youth. Chat or text.
    1.866.488.7386

Trainings

Liberty House facilitates iRespect&Protect and provides child abuse prevention trainings in English and Spanish to empower adults and help communities keep children safe.

View our monthly training calendar!

Click on a date on the calendar to register for a FREE community training or contact us if you would like to schedule a private training!

Stewards of Children

Learn the five steps to keeping children safe from child sexual abuse: 1) Learn the Facts; 2) Minimize Opportunity; 3) Talk About It; 4) Recognize the Signs; 5) React Responsibly.

Cell Phones & Children, Best Practices

Explore the digital world through the eyes of young users via fun videos and interactive discussion. Learn best practices you and your children can implement today to stay safe and have healthy relationships with cell phones.

Digital Dangers & Internet Safety for Youth

Understand the types of digital dangers (including sexting and cyberbullying) and abuse youth can be exposed to online. Learn strategies to help reduce risk and empower youth to make healthy choices.

Bystanders Protecting Children

An introduction to how bystanders play an important role in protecting children from boundary violations and sexual abuse. Learn new skills for intervening when someone has crossed a safe boundary with a child.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Learn about commercial sexual exploitation, circumstances that make children vulnerable, and practical actions adults can take to prevent sexual abuse and reduce the risk for children being commercially sexually exploited.

Healthy Touch for Children & Youth

Learn how to balance children’s needs for warmth and affection with safe, respectful ways of interacting. Understand guidelines for healthy touch and how to identify normal and abnormal touching behaviors.

Let’s Talk!

Explore how to talk about difficult topics with your children in a way that is age-appropriate and supportive. Practice how to have open and ongoing conversations so you can feel confident talking with your children.

Mandatory Reporter Review

Review how to recognize, react to, and report child abuse. This training is intended for Mandatory Reporters and it’s presented in collaboration with ODHS Child Welfare.