Know the Warning Signs

Mom, did you ever snitch on a friend?

Times were different when I was growing up honey.  There is so much more that can cause harm and danger to kids.  Is someone you know in trouble?

Will you promise not to tell anyone?

I wont say anything unless there is a risk to your friend. What is bothering you hon?

It is Sheryl.  She is talking about her boyfriend and I think he is being too rough with her.

Why do you say that?

Because he is texting her all the time and getting mad if she doesn’t respond.  Wants to know where she is all the time… and the one time I saw them together he grabbed her arm pretty tight it looked like.  I’m scared for her mom.

Do you want me to talk to her.  Or do you think there is another adult she would trust to bring it up?

Would you talk to her.  I just hope she isn’t mad at me for snitching.

If I was her, I would be happy you are concerned.

Good, she’s coming over in an hour.


It is a much bigger problem that the occasional argument, and it is important to identify to get help. Here are some of the warning signs and a hotline number for the Domestic Abuse Hotline…

Don’t brush it off as just a one time thing, it is serious and will just get worse. The website has a chat option available as well as the number to call. Remember you are not a snitch. If you love some one in trouble, help them!

1-800-799-(SAFE)7233 Domestic Abuse Hotline/thehotline.org


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – snitch