Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Loveisrepect.org is bringing awareness of teen dating violence this month. check out their site for more information.

Dating violence comes in many forms. It can be physical,  put downs, embarrassing you in public, threats, controlling who you talk to or what you wear, pressuring you to do anything sexual, preventing you from using birth control, preventing you from working, telling you how to spend your money, harassing text, social media or email, stalking, forcing you to share your passwords.


One in three teens in the U.S. has experienced some form of abuse by a dating partner.

Dating abuse affects around 1.5 million teens annually.

43% of dating college women report experiencing abusive dating behaviors.

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About the Author

I am the Executive Director of Working Against Violence for Everyone, WAVE. WAVE is a non-profit working to end violence for everyone in Petersburg, Alaska.