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  1. Dealing with an Issue?

    We want to make sure you're safe and secure while you're on our sites. Read on for tips and resources to help you cope with privacy issues, cyberbullying, harassment, and violent threats.

  2. Keep your private stuff private.

    If someone's revealed your personal information on one of our sites' or if you've accidentally revealed info you wanted to keep private contact us to get the information removed.

  3. Deal with cyberbullying and harassment.

    We expect everyone to be respected on our sites, and reserve the right to delete offensive comments. If someone is bullying you on one of our sites, please seek help from a parent, counselor, or other authority, and report the incident to us.

  4. Report a violent threat.

    We describe a violent threat as one containing:
    Specificity (time and location where violent event is said to take place)
    Physicality (description of what is to take place physically)
    Violence (the event described intended to do harm)
    If you have been the victim of a violent threat on one of our sites, please contact the local authorities immediately, and report the incident to us.

  5. Problems bigger than you can handle? Please contact one of the following 24-hour hotlines for help.

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

    National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

    The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

    Veterans' Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1

    National Sexual Assault Hotline
    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
    24-hour online hotline

    Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

    CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)

    National Runaway Safeline
    1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)

    Local Authorities
    How to call the police

  6. For more information on these important topics, please check out the sites below.

    Dating abuse:
    The Safe Space

    Digital abuse / cyberbullying:
    A THIN LINE (MTV's digital abuse campaign)
    Wired Safety

    Eating disorders:
    National Eating Disorders Association
    Hotline: 1-800-931-2237 (8:30am-4:30pm Pacific time)

    Girls' and women's health:
    National Women's Health Information Center
    Hotline: 1-800-994-9662 (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm)

    Mental health and suicide prevention:
    Half of Us (mtvU's mental health campaign)
    The Trevor Project provides suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for Veterans

    Phone number blocking:
    A THIN LINE (MTV's digital abuse campaign)

    Relationships and sexual health:
    CDC's National HIV and STD Testing Resources
    It's Your Sex Life (MTV's sexual health campaign)
    Planned Parenthood

    Runaway, Homeless and At-Risk Youth:
    National Runaway Safeline

    Sexual assault:
    Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

    Social networking sites:
    Facebook Safety Center
    MySpace Support
    Twitter Harassment and Violent Threats Policy

    Substance abuse:
    MTV's substance abuse resource page
    Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration's Facility Locator

    BRAVE (MTV's veterans resource page)
    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America