It is so crucial to bring continued awareness to the issue of teen dating violence.
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
If we don't address it when people are young, we will never fully break the continued cycle.
Estimates are that nearly 1.5 million high schools students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner!
What's even more shocking is that 2/3 of them will not reveal the abuse to a trusted adult.
That means there are many young adults carrying around with them a very tragic and very dangerous secret.
Teen dating violence can have long lasting effects and very serious ramifications.
Most likely you know of a teen somewhere or will encounter one at some point in the future.
It's important that we all take notice and work to stop the violence.Night Exchange is where adults come to share their most intimate desires and have fantasy chat.It can put a teen at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and further domestic violence. Talk to your teens about who they are dating and what is going on in the relationship.Half of youth who have been victims of both dating violence and rape attempt suicide. Be aware of the signs of an abusive relationship and have open communication with your teens so that it is safe for them to talk about what is going on.That's compared to 12.5% of non abused girls and 5.4% of non-abused boys. Also, download the i Phone app “Love is not Abuse”.There is a wealth of information to learn aboutthe signs, how to talk to teens, what to do, support groups etc. If you're not a parent of a teen, it's still important to take notice.