eAbout 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence.
How can Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month make a difference?
We can use this month to raise awareness about teen dating violence and take action
toward a solution – both at home and in our communities.
Here are just a few ideas:
Encourage parents to talk with their teens about healthy relationships.
Ask teachers to hold classroom discussions about dating violence and prevention – or to invite speakers in to talk about these issues.
Help schools to create policies that support healthy relationships and involve student voices.
How can I help spread the word?
We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example: