07 Sep Dating Abuse
Updated June, 2018.
I heard that bully, Joe, has been abusing his girlfriend, Abby, so badly that she tried to break up with him and then he became this power-monster and beat her.
What? That’s horrible! She’s my friend but I don’t know what I can do about it. She needs to talk to an expert or something.
If only it were that easy, Nicki. According to research on the topic, teens are unlikely to tell anyone about violence in their relationships. When they do talk about it, they are more likely to talk to a friend, not a teacher, counselor, parent or the authorities.
DID YOU KNOW? Only 8% of high school students who had experienced dating aggression actually used formal sources of help.
The entire topic of dating abuse is rather large, so we are going to cover a lot in this post.
A lot of abuse happens in high school but can begin in middle school. In general, middle school seems to be when people form crushes and date, so the ability to manage it all begins here and now. Please read the following posts to explore dating abuse in greater detail.
DID YOU KNOW? 25% of teen dating relationships contain violent elements. In one study, from 30-50% of female high school students reported having already experienced teen dating violence.
Why do people allow it? And who does it?
What to do if you are in an abusive relationship
How can you help a friend or stranger?
Bonus YSS: Be true to yourself
Bonus YSS: Be clear about your boundaries
Bonus YSS: Be thoughtful when faced with rumors
Please Note: Unless otherwise noted, the sources for the information found in this and the following posts can be found on the last post YSS BONUS: Be Courageous.
Have you ever experienced violence in a relationship? What did you do about it?
What's being said
WLKHS1203Posted at 01:33h, 21 November
I have not seen any violence in a relationship.
WLKHS1112Posted at 20:31h, 08 November
I haven’t experienced violence in a relationship, so I didn’t need to do anything about it.
wlkhs1316Posted at 16:52h, 08 November
Personally I have not experienced violence in a relationship. In the future if I do experience violence in a relationship I will try to get out of the relationship or tell an adult I trust.
WLKHS1307Posted at 16:30h, 08 November
No I have never experienced violence in a relationship and hopefully I will never experience that. If there was ever violence in a relationship I think it would just be better if I just end the relationship.
wlkhs1319Posted at 16:29h, 08 November
I have never experienced violence in a relationship but if i was to i would inform a parent about the issue and try to seek help from other people.