The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. Through using the “bystander intervention” strategy, the campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs (“red flags”) for dating violence in a friend’s relationship.
When peers say things that support disrespect or violence, choose respect and speak up for what’s right.
When one person is mistreating another verbally, physically, or emotionally, step in politely to stop the situation if it is safe to do so.
Sometimes it’s better to wait and talk to the abuser or the person who is being abused later, in private. The person may be less defensive and talk more openly in a one-on-one conversation.
You may want to contact a campus dating violence program or sexual assault crisis center, or a community non-profit off campus to gather information about what to do next, and to seek support for yourself.
If you feel that you are in an abusive relationship, you are not alone. There is help available for you or someone you know who suffers in an abusive relationship.