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RAINN Joins National Effort for Online Safety

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(January 7, 2014) — This month, RAINN will be featured as a data privacy champion as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), along with Microsoft, Intel, AT&T, Qualcomm, Boeing, Better Business Bureau, Brown University, and Stop Think Connect. The partnership, led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), is a national movement to educate the public about staying safe online.

Throughout the month, RAINN will utilize social media to share small, manageable steps that survivors can take to ensure their safety online. “Our social media-saturated world means that virtually anyone can access potentially sensitive information. We want to help survivors navigate these challenges,” said Katherine Hull, RAINN’s VP of communications.

On Janurary 8th, RAINN will be featured along with Reputation.com in a Twitter chat hosted by NCSA about online safety. Join the conversation at 3pm ET by following RAINN on Twitter: twitter.com/RAINN01 and using the hashtag #ChatDPD.

Each week in January, RAINN will release online safety infographics, via Facebook, that can be shared across social media.

To see the full list of RAINN’s safety tips for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, read RAINN's article, Top Five Ways To Stay Safe Online. "Something as simple as reporting an inappropriate image online can make a big difference in keeping a survivor safe,” said Hull.

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, it's not your fault. You are not alone. Talk to someone who understands what you’re going through. Help is just a call or click away via RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org.

About RAINN
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. The hotlines have helped more than 1.9 million people since 1994. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. For more information about RAINN, please visit rainn.org.


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