Women between the ages of 16 and 24 are at greatest risk of becoming teen dating abuse victims.
Friends and trusted adults can help students recognize unhealthy relationships and empower them to establish healthy boundaries.
Book one of our speakers to give a teen dating violence program at your school.
Physical abuse can be an implied threat, but hasn’t occurred yet.
The abuser may also threaten to harm himself or others as a coercion technique.
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.
Abuse occurs in-person as well as through cyberbullying and cyber-control.With the popularity of sites like e Harmony, match.com, OKcupid and literally thousands of similar others, the stigma of online dating has diminished considerably in the last decade.More and more of us insist on outsourcing our love-lives to spreadsheets and algorithms.The use of any technology to control, pressure, or threaten a dating partner.This includes hacking a partner’s email account or going through their phone to keep track of who they’re talking to, harassing or threatening via social media, pressuring a girlfriend or sext, or sending repeated and unwanted calls or text messages.Contact us to have a Program Coordinator work with you to schedule a teen dating violence program for your school.