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02-Apr-2016 17:06

Unhealthy relationship behaviors often start early and lead to a lifetime of abuse.

That's according to Choose Respect, a national initiative to help adolescents and young teens age 11-14 form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse.

Follow the links to find out if these statements about teen dating violence are true or false.

1) Violence rarely happens in teenage dating relationships.

A study of these behaviors commissioned by the AAUW Education Foundation in 2001 found that 8 out of 10 students experienced sexual harassment at some point in their school lives.

The AAUW Education Foundation (2001) study defines sexual harassment in this way: In the past many institutions have had a somewhat casual attitude about sexual harassment understanding those behaviors as harmless flirting, or as “kids being kids”.

Every student, parent and teacher needs to be aware of the prevalence of teen dating violence in the US.

Here’s a great healthy relationship definition from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (2009): A significant majority of students report experience of sexual harassment.Only 8% of teens say they have met a romantic partner online.For the small share of teen daters who have met a romantic partner over the internet, Facebook was cited more than any other social media site as a way that teens connect with potential partners.TRUE or FALSE 6) If the police are called when dating violence is committed, the victim has to press charges for an arrest to occur.

TRUE or FALSE 7) Dating violence happens mostly to teenagers who provoke it.

Definitions We use the phrase “teen dating violence” (TDV) because that is the language generally used by advocates and the public health community to describe abusive and controlling behaviors in adolescent relationships.



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