It is important to create spaces, such as school communities, where the behavioral norms are not tolerant of abuse in dating relationships.
While children are watching television, they are being bombarded 60 percent of the time with various images of violent acts.
Viewing hour after hour of violence increases the likelihood that a child will see the world as a dark and sinister place.
Consequences of Dating Violence Young people who experience abuse are more likely to be in fights or bring weapons to school, have higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse, and engage in high-risk sexual behaviors.
How to Help Teens Dealing with Dating Violence Teens who are in an abusive relationship may have a difficult time getting help.
It includes preventive strategies for individuals, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods.