We cannot say that their issues are silly, immature or dramatic.
We know this because issues like teen dating violence are serious and are impacting our communities.
Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships with CDC’s online resources.
Nine out of ten Korean women, aged from 20 to 60, said they had experienced dating violence, ranging from controlling behaviors to physical and sexual abuse, according to a survey conducted by Seoul City last January.
In addition to a disturbingly high incidence of dating violence, another point that stood out was the respondents’ lack of awareness of “red flags.” Over 60 percent of women who experienced an intimate partner’s controlling behavior, said they didn’t realize that it was violence, and even took it as a sign of love.
Dating Matters is a comprehensive teen dating violence prevention model that builds upon current evidence-based practice to promote respectful, nonviolent dating relationships among youth.
Three components of Dating Matters are currently available on CDC’s Veto Violence website.
What else can we do to support teens who are in violent relationships on social media?
Please share with us what has worked in your community!
Talk to teens now about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.
CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention is leading the initiative, Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships.
We must recognize that these are important for so many young people and it allows them to express themselves, be creative, learn from each other and connect with others around the world. When it comes to teen dating violence, social media can be used for revenge porn, stalking, threats and many more things that we may not even understand.
Does that mean teens shouldn’t be allowed to have access to social media? It does mean we need to have these conversations with our young people and create brave spaces for them to come forward if they are being attacked by their partner on social media.
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