This month, Henderson House is encouraging our online audience to practice digital consent, intervene when we see harmful content and behaviors, and to promote online communities that value safety and respect for all. We will be posting on our social media pages to support the “We can Build Safe Online Spaces,” campaign to share how to prevent sexual abuse on and off screens. We recognize that as technology pervades our lives, so does our awareness that online spaces can be used to bully, threaten, and abuse. We also recognize that violence is sometimes initiated online and then takes place in person. Even when violence takes place entirely online, the impact on the victim, their loved ones, and the community can be deeply harmful.
It can be challenging to know how to intervene in a supportive and respectful way or to help a victim when they are experiencing sexual violence in online spaces. To start, you can report when you see harmful content in online spaces at www.cybertipline.org.
We will continue to post information and insights on how to help build safe online spaces through the month of April. Follow us to learn more!