Dating violence advice parents
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They may have little or no experience with healthy dating relationships and confuse jealousy with love.
Let your teen know that you are concerned for their safety by saying things like: “You don’t deserve to be treated like this;” “You deserve to be in a relationship where you are treated with respect” and “This is not your fault.” Point out that what’s happening isn’t “normal.” Everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship.
Whatever stage you and your teen are going through in discussing and learning about dating violence — whether you want to teach them about healthy relationships for the future, or you’re concerned with a relationship they are currently in and want to give them advice — there are plenty of resources that can be really helpful.
From phone numbers and victim services centers, to online pamphlets and sites, we’ve put together a list of some of the best resources for teens.
Share them with your teen and look at them together, or simply pass them on.
Dating abuse is a pattern of behavior, attitudes and beliefs that seek to exert power and control over another person in a dating relationship.