Article on teen dating violence

Pass on the information below, but let your teen know you are SAN FRANCISCO (April 27, 2016) – Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) announced today that it received its first Webby Award for That’s Not Cool, a website aimed at preventing teen dating violence and digital abuse.

Everyone deserves to be in a healthy and safe relationship.

Communication is key to exercising mutual respect, establishing healthy boundaries and understanding each other’s needs.

They say that one out of every three teens and young adults experiences some form of dating abuse.Often, verbal and emotional abuse erodes girls’ self-esteem, making it more difficult to summon the courage to tell someone about the abuse, let alone end the relationship.We consulted with girls around the world to better understand their personal obstacles.If you need support there are people and resources available to help.Remind your teen that he or she deserves a violence free relationship and that abuse is NEVER appropriate and NEVER their fault.

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