WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
- Excessive jealousy or insecurities
- Invasions of your privacy
- Calling or texting non-stop
- Unusual moodiness
- Pressuring a partner into unwanted sexual activity
- Blaming you for problems
- Controls where you go and who you see
- Explosive temper
- Preventing you from going out
- Constantly monitoring your whereabouts
- Falsely accusing of things
- Vandalizing your personal property
- Taunting or bullying
- Threatening or causing physical violence
- Nearly 1.5 million high school students experience dating violence
- Only 33% of teens tell of the abuse they receive.
- 81% of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue
- Young people aged 12 to 19 experience the highest rates - of rape and sexual assault.
- Teenagers age 18 and 19 experience the highest rates of stalking.
- Approximately 1 in 3 adolescent girls in the U.S is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
Turn location off your cell phone
- Let someone you trust know your whereabouts
- Steer clear of isolated places
- Alert Dorm Security, if necessary/available
- Avoid places abuser, their family and friends hang out
- Look into protective order
- Take self-defense classes
- Call 911 when necessary
How you can help a friend!
Don't blame, but listen
Talk with them about your concerns
Go with them to get help
Talk with a trusted adult to get help