Look for the answers to the poll every Friday right here on our website. You can wear orange shirts, nail polish, ribbons, jewelry, shoes or anything else you can think of!We look forward to hearing your reactions and responses! Tell people why you are wearing orange and post pictures and updates on Valentine’s Day may be behind us, but we’d like to remind you that everyone has the right to a healthy and safe relationship free of abuse. Use the following statement on social media or in your PA system at school to let everyone know about definitions, but abuse isn’t one of them!One study reports that 25% of 8 graders say they’ve been victims of dating violence. While any amount of abuse is too much and worthy of our attention, the fact that this many students engage in abusive relationships at such a young age should serve as a warning sign that teen dating violence is a serious issue, and we can’t ignore it.Let’s take another look at that 16-year-old and his girlfriend.
A 16-year-old verbally abusing and emotionally controlling his girlfriend after class might make for a less dramatic mental image than our glamorous celebrity examples, but it doesn’t deserve our attention any less.
When we remain unaware that dating violence is a teen issue, we miss the very root of the problem.
Another scary fact tells us that violent behaviors within a dating relationship are occurring at earlier and earlier ages as younger and younger children start dating.
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Share your thoughts and what you’ve learned about teen dating violence with everyone you know by posting on social media using the hashtags: Questions will be up every Monday during the month of February. Wear Orange Day is a national day of awareness where we encourage everyone to wear orange in honor of Teen DV Month.
Dating violence is more common than many people think. And nearly half (43%) of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.