Classroom activities about dating violence
The immediate scenario that pops into your head is likely not a teen or pre-teen couple.
But unfortunately, teen dating violence is reality for 1.5 million high school students across the US every year who experience some form of dating violence from a boyfriend or girlfriend.
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Educating young people about healthy relationships is critical to preventing dating abuse.
Teens use abuse to manipulate and control the other person in the relationship through behaviors ranging from intimidation to severe physical and sexual abuse.
Our positive approach to prevention gives students the knowledge and awareness to avoid or seek help for dating violence.
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Encouraging or demanding that a partner neglect relationships with friends and family.
The abuser typically shows jealousy of other relationships and monopolizes the victim’s time so that they can’t engage in healthy relationships with others.
Abusers can be male or female, and experts are seeing these patterns of behavior in younger and younger students as pre-teens and elementary students engage in dating relationships before developing healthy relationship skills and boundaries.