RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE
Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline: 1.844.OHIO.HELP

Be the One

to Understand Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence is about Power. Control. Intimidation. Emotional Manipulation. Sexual violence includes – but is more than – rape and assault. It can happen anywhere to anyone.

Sexual Violence looks like this.


Relationship Violence

A significant other. Someone you love and trust who makes you feel powerless, guilty, ashamed or afraid.


Sexuality + Gender Identity

Harassment, teasing or action against your sexuality or gender identity.


Sexual Assault

At home. At school. At a party. Unwanted touching. Rape, Incest, Childhood sexual abuse.



Friend, classmate or stranger. Words and actions meant to intimidate you or make you feel bad about yourself.


Text Messages

Making sexual comments to you or about you that make you feel uncomfortable.


Social Media

Sexual comments, teasing, bullying or humiliation that happens online.

Be the one to have Healthy Relationships.

A healthy relationship with a partner, friend, peer or adult is based on mutual respect, communication and compromise. Partners listen to each other respecting each other’s thoughts, feelings, decisions, privacy and boundaries.


Be the One Ohio is focused on preventing sexual violence and relationship violence among pre-teens and teens in Ohio.

Here are more organizations you can turn to for help and materials you can download for more information.

As Ohio’s statewide coalition, OAESV advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors and empowers communities to prevent sexual violence.

Call: 216.658.1381 or 888.886.8388
Web: OAESV.org

American Academy of Child + Adolescent Psychiatry compiled a list of facts (2011) about bullying in the United States.

Download PDF now.

Annie Fox, M.Ed., is an internationally respected parenting expert, family coach and trusted online adviser for teens who works to help youth effectively manage their relationships and emotions.

Visit HeyTerra.com now.

Alianza de Ohio para Terminar con la Violencia Sexual (OAESV) página en español

Visitar OAESV.org ahora

MTV’s A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers.

Visit AThinLine.org now.

LoveIsRespect is the ultimate resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. It is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Call: 1.866.331.9474
Text: Loveis to 22522
Web: LoveIsRespect.org

Teens Against Bullying was created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.

Visit PacerTeensAgainstBullying.org now.

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Call: 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
Web: rainn.org/get-help

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Visit StopBullying.com now.

VRLC was established in 2003 as the first nonprofit law center in the nation solely dedicated to serving the legal needs of rape and sexual assault victims. Through free legal services, our staff attorneys and volunteer attorneys help restore victims’ lives after experiencing sexual violence.

Visit VictimRights.org now.