Friends for Life

The Campus Crime Stoppers Friends for Life Program began as a partnership with the Fort Worth ISD “It’s Not Okay” campaign during the 2010-2011 school year. The campaign encourages students to make healthy decisions and ask for help when they or their friends are in need. The Campus Crime Stoppers Friends for Life Program focuses on behaviors and issues that can place the student and others at risk and will serve as a resource for students who want to report fellow students who are victims of bullying, cyber bullying, sexting, dating or family violence, gang activity, sexual harassment, or has suicidal tendencies.

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Topics Covered by Friends for Life


Bullying is to cause physical harm to a student, damaging a student’s property or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm or actions resulting in an intimidating, threatening or abusive environment for a student. READ MORE.


Under Chapter 5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Family violence is defined as any act by one member of a family or household intended to physically harm another member, a serious threat of physical harm, the abuse of a child, or dating violence. Family violence does not include defensive measures to protect oneself. READ MORE.


Cyber Bullying involves the use of electronic technologies to engage in repeated and/or extensively disseminated acts of cruelty towards others. READ MORE.


Negative influences within the family—including domestic violence, child abuse, harsh or inconsistent parenting practices, and/or drug/alcohol abuse by family members—can increase the risk that a youth will join a gang. READ MORE.


Students are prohibited from sending or posting electronic messages that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another's reputation, or illegal. This prohibition applies to conduct off school property if it results in a substantial disruption to the educational environment. Any person taking, disseminating, transferring, or sharing obscene, sexually oriented, lewd, or otherwise illegal images or photographs will be disciplined according to the Student Code of Conduct and may, in certain circumstances, be reported to law enforcement. READ MORE.


Suicidal ideation refers to thinking about, considering, or planning suicide. The prevalence of serious suicidal thoughts is highest among adults aged 18-25  at 10.5%. Suicide is the 10th leading overall cause of death in the U.S., yet it is the 2nd leading cause of death amongst those under 24 years of age.

Self-harm can take the form of hurting oneself on purpose, usually as a way of coping with negative emotions, life events, and more. For those who self-harm, it can be seen as a way to have control over their body when they can’t control anything else in their life.

The number one way to prevent suicide and self-harm is to speak to a trusted source if you are worried someone is showing signs of either. You can do this with the help of Friends For Life.  In the event of an emergency, call 911! READ MORE.


Dating violence is the intentional use of physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse by a person to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control another person in a dating relationship. READ MORE.


Dating violence is the intentional use of physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse by a person to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control another person in a dating relationship. READ MORE.

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How Does Friends for Life Work?

If you have a friend who may be dealing with one of the issues listed above, you may reach out to the Campus Crime Stoppers Friends for Life Hotline and get them help. Through Crime Stoppers, the information you provide remains anonymous and confidential. You could help make a difference in your friend’s life.

Campus Crime Stoppers Friends for Life may be contacted through the Crime Stoppers hotline, website, live web chat system, or a mobile app, which is operated by the Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County Call Center. The call center is staffed by trained personnel, who will take your calls and online and mobile app submissions and then send your information to the appropriate school and district contacts. You do not have to identify yourself and call takers will not ask your name; Campus Crime Stoppers “Friends for Life” is anonymous.

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