Learn More Terms: During your session, we will not ask for information that would identify you (such as your name or address) and we will not record the chat.
However, if you disclose your name and location and are under 18 or if we fear that you are in danger of committing suicide (or otherwise as required by law), we may have to provide information you have given us to the appropriate authorities.
Most people do not think twice about what they post online, the seriousness of their intentions or who they direct their comments to.
However, your words can get you in trouble online, especially if they are directed to minors. It’s safe to say that if you’re an adult, you should never chat with minors online. It is Illegal to Use the Internet to Arranging a Meeting with a Minor for Sexual Purposes.
A felony conviction under Penal Code 288.4 can result in up to three years in state prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender.
It is best for adults to not be “friends” with or “follow” any minors they don’t know under these platforms.2.
Read the full terms Visitors to the Online Hotline sometimes experience psychological, emotional, and physical effects of sexual violence.
Learning more can help you find the best form of care to begin the healing process.
You can feel free to share as much or as little as you like with us. You can take comfort in knowing that RAINN’s Online Hotline support specialists are trained to meet the unique needs of survivors. Please make sure you are in a safe place and that you are using a secure device and Internet connection.Please note that while we have taken numerous measures to keep your communications safe while using our site, no Internet transmission is 100% secure.The decision to reach out is the first step in seeking help with sexual or domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, or parenting support. SAFE (7233), or toll free at 1-877-384-9891 SAFEline features a relay/VRS for the Deaf community, Spanish-speaking advocates, and can use interpretation services to respond to callers who speak other languages. For those who are unable to safely talk on the phone or who prefer to communicate digitally, SAFE now offers a free, live chat service that can be accessed from a computer or mobile phone. The confidential SAFEline is available 24/7 at 512.267.