National teen dating violence month


26-Aug-2017 07:29

Talk to teens about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.Throughout the month of February, advocates and educators from across the country are focused on the risk factors associated with teen dating violence, and what can be done to prevent it.According to a national survey conducted by the University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center, teen victims of dating violence are overwhelmingly more likely to have been victims of other forms of violence, such as sexual violence and child abuse.That is why adults need to talk to teens now about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.Dating violence can have a negative effect on health throughout life.

Youth who had been cyberbullied were three to four times more likely to be teen dating violence victims than other youth.The other forms of victimization experienced by teen dating violence victims frequently did not come at the hands of dating partners.