What is teen dating
Prevention: Close to half of adolescents between the ages of 11 and 14 have dated (Liz Claiborne, Inc./Teen Research Unlimited, Tween and Teen Dating Violence and Abuse Study, 2008).
Since dating relationships begin in early adolescence, prevention programs must start with this age group in order to be effective in deterring teen dating violence.
We invite you to join the huddle and raise awareness about healthy relationships with us!
This toolkit provides awareness activities and suggests ways to start the conversation about healthy relationships in your friend circles, schools and communities. Follow loveisrespect on social media for information and updates to share with your friends and family.
Although more research is needed, Safe Dates, the Youth Relationships Project, the 4th R curriculum, the Ending Violence curriculum, and the Shifting Boundaries program are all promising practices for increasing awareness of the risks and consequences of dating violence and/or reducing teen dating violence behavior.
An abusive relationship is one where there is a pattern of power and control in which one person tries to gain power by taking someone else’s power away.
Help us spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts!
Dating violence is a dynamic where one person is in control, and the other is in fear.
A teenager's friends have the potential to considerably shape their dating experiences.