Start Strong Austin Is Celebrating!

Austin teens are speaking out against violence in relationships through music, art, poetry, and theatre. Join Start Strong, a nationwide movement to stop teen dating violence before it begins.

In the past 4 years Start Strong Austin, a coalition of school and community partners led by SafePlace’s Expect Respect Program, has engaged youth, parents, schools, nurses and after school programs to promote healthy teen relationships and end dating abuse.

That’s Not Cool

Are you feeling pressured or disrespected in your relationship? Where do you draw your digital line? Your mobile, IM, and online accounts are all a part of you. When someone you’re dating is controlling, disrespecting, or pressuring you in those spaces, That’s Not cool. Check out Stuart Millheiser at his new home page.

Want to address digital abuse in your school or classroom? Click here for a That’s Not Cool toolkit. See videos that Austin teens have created about drawing the digital line.

Fed up with digital abuse? Use your voice! See what other Austin teens have to say- Speak Up, Speak Out and Get Creative! Want to catch up on cyber bullying in the news? See what is happening with cyber bullying nationwide. Click here.

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