Encourage him to be the kind of date he’d want to have: pleasant, caring, and respectful. Usually by the time a boy is interested in dating, he’s figured out that he needs to bathe and brush his teeth.
If yours hasn’t, make sure he knows that possible partners will be much more interested in someone who doesn’t stink.
There are many active programs that aim to change the attitude and behavior linked with teenage dating violence.
An extremely popular example is Safe Dates―the only evidence-based curriculum that prevents dating abuse in teenagers.
It is extremely important to educate the young youth about dating violence.
So, all the teens out there, just remember that physical and sexual violence is illegal, and can put you behind bars.
Also, if you know someone who is a victim of teenage dating violence, encourage that person to get help or at least speak to an adult at home to get some closure.
Let's learn some facts.• According to Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, almost 1.5 million high school students across the country have experienced physical abuse from their partner.• Girls and young women between the age of 16 to 24 go through the highest rate of dating violence.
Most parents might find this unbelievable, but almost 72% of eighth and ninth graders are dating.