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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to bring awareness to the issue, and it is something that happens more often than we'd like to admit. Dating violence is more than just physical abuse - it also includes verbal abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. Visit our page dedicated to Teen Dating Violence Awareness month here for more information and resources. You can also explore this site for more information on sexual violence, healthy relationships and safety planning.
What does teen dating violence look like?
Does your partner,
- Check your cell phone or email without permission?
- Put you down or criticize you?
- Act jealous or possessive?
- Text or IM you excessively?
- Islolate you from family or friends?
- Threaten to kill or hurt you or themselves if you leave them?
- Try to stop you from seeing or talking to friends and family?
- Physically hurt you in any way?
- Try to control where you go, what you wear or what you do?
- Try to force you to have sex before you're ready?
- Blame you for the hurtful things they say and do?
Power & Control wheel
Explore the interactive Power & Control Wheel at LoveisRespect.org to learn more about Teen Dating Violence.
In an unhealthy relationship?
Check out our informational page on Ending Unhealthy Relationships for tips on how to leave an unhealthy relationship.
Are you the abuser?
Learn how your actions may be abusive and where to find help here.
Stuff you can do!
LoveIsRespect.org has a lot of wonderful information on things you can do this February to bring attention to teen dating violence. We've listed some of these below, or you can check out the full list here.
- Share your thoughts and what you've learned about teen dating violence on social media using the hashtags #teenDVmonth and #loveisrespect
- Wear orange on February 14th for Wear Orange Day 2017. Tell people why you are wearing orange and post pictures and updates on social using the hashtags #Orange4Love and #RespectWeek2017
- Join the Love Is Respect Twitter Chats!