The Games & Online Harassment Hotline is a free, text message-based, confidential emotional support hotline available to anyone who considers themselves a part of video game communities. It’s for anyone who needs emotional support, whether it’s in the workplace as an employee at a game studio, or as a player of an online game, or at a gaming convention or other event. We estimate that the Hotline will help over 2,200 people in its first year.
But we have to come together in the gaming community to make this happen. For too long, the culture of sexism has perpetuated itself through making survivors feel isolated and helpless. With your support, the Hotline will give survivors the support they need. You can put a dent in the deeply entrenched sexism that pervades video game culture. Your gift will also help us build an invaluable partner referral network for additional services like legal support, mental health care, and online harassment prevention.