After Silence aims to help victims become survivors and to communicate in the recovery of domestic and sexual violence.It offers an active message board and chat room for rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, incest and molestation survivors.If you enjoy gabbing with your peers and want to continue when school is out, chat rooms are a great place to meet other like-minded people your age and maybe even engage in lighthearted flirting.
You don't have to worry about someone rejecting your comments or looking like a fool because no one knows who you are and where you live (unless you tell the person you are chatting with, which is a major no-no). Before too long, you will have made some new online friends.With its immediate instructions to show common courtesy and respect for other teens on the site, The Teen Flirt Chat Room fosters a healthy, considerate environment. Just think of a screen name you would like to use and type it in.There are also a plethora of message boards if you don't prefer real-time chatting.They allow you to find topics that interest you, then post your thoughts on them and read what other teens have to say.For example, survivors of sexual abuse often do not want their attackers to know that they are speaking about this highly stigmatized issue.
These people they feel comfortable entering an anonymous chat room so that they can have a sense of support without actually revealing their identity.
If a moderator asks you to change the topic or lose the attitude, please do so.
Students, professionals, etc: We commend you for pursuing studies or a career in helping people. At a face-to-face (brick and mortar) meeting of Narcotics Anonymous, our first-time visitors have already decided that they may have a drug problem, want to know if NA can help, and they've already taken that critical first step to find and attend one of our meetings! NET's first-time visitors may not be at such an "action step" yet.
In someways speaking about difficult issues and not revealing your identity is better than not talking about them at all.
There is value in receiving advice from people who are not related to you or involved in your situation directly.
If you’re looking to connect with people through chat rooms and message boards that are focused on domestic violence and sexual assault, this list of online resources will help.