What’s in a name? Everything, actually

What’s in a name? Everything, actually

It sounds strange a first, but as we launch Pyngby for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Bullying Prevention Month, I find myself recalling my days as a young carpenter. It’s hard to believe, but back then, we were still cutting the 2×4 door plates by hand — a tough job to do, to

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Lost in the statistics: Men as victims of abuse

Lost in the statistics: Men as victims of abuse

How often does domestic violence happen in America? Unbelievably, roughly 4.7 million women face domestic abuse every single year in America, with almost one in three facing domestic violence sometime in their lifetime. Even more unbelievable is how often it also happens to men. I

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A Call to Action, Part 2: When You Need a Witness

A Call to Action, Part 2: When You Need a Witness

One component of domestic violence that most victims experience is the ongoing questioning of the validity of their abuse. In my own experience, I remember countless times when I went to friends and asked, “Was I really abused? Are you sure I’m not making this

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Pyngby as your first line of defense

Pyngby as your first line of defense

Did you also know 19.3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime.  60.8%of female stalking victims an 43.5% of male stalking victims report being stalked by a current or former intimate partner. Are you one of

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A Call to Action, Part 1: A Life-Changing Opportunity

A Call to Action, Part 1: A Life-Changing Opportunity

I believe, if you’re lucky, a great, life-changing opportunity presents itself once, maybe twice, in a lifetime. I was recently presented with what I believe to be my life-changing opportunity… I was at the airport, waiting to board a flight. It was an unusually long

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What Does Pyngby Mean?

What Does Pyngby Mean?

In answer to founder Brian Rohlfing’s harrowing experience, in 2015 Watchdog Creative launched the StopHarassingMeNow app to help the harassed and abused. After further improving and refining our app, the Watchdog Creative team wanted a name that reflected its purpose. Throughout history and around the

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