What is Teen Dating Violence?
Dating violence is a type of intimate partner violence. The nature of dating violence can be physical, emotional or sexual. It can take place in person or electronically–such as repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online other tactics include emotional abuse, insults, isolation from friends and family, name-calling and controlling what someone wears or with whom they socialize. It can happen to anyone, at any age, no matter what their race, religion, sexual orientation, level of education or economic background. Consider these statistics:
• Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.*
• One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a statistic that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.*
• One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.*
A Jury’s Dilemma, a film that uses a mock trial to explore the issues of consent and teenage sexual assault.
Coaching Boys to Men, a program that provides high school athletic coaches with the resources they need to promote respectful behavior among their players.
And ‘In Their Shoes,’ a role play based on the experiences of real teens and their experiences with issues including sexting, pregnancy, homophobia and stalking.
New media to help reach youth in ways they consume information. Such as our video about consent, which deals with the issues of alcohol, sex, and consent.