Many adults fail to take teen dating abuse seriously.
It’s important to know that teen dating abuse can be as violent as adult domestic violence.
Let him or her know when you truly care for someone you don’t hurt them or try to control them.
Given that 1 in 5 high schoolers experience dating violence, you’ll want to be sure you do your part to help your child understand what a healthy relationship feels and looks like.
Below you’ll find information and tools to help you talk to your kids about healthy relationships, guidelines on how to navigate their world of cell phones and social networking and how to talk to your kids about being an upstander vs. If you suspect your teen may be a victim of abuse, you are the most important resource and advisor for your child.
Teen dating violence is similar to and can be as lethal as adult relationship violence.
It includes hitting, yelling, threatening, name calling and other forms of verbal, sexual, emotional and physical abuse.