Teen dating violence 2016
Participants will take a picture of one of four qualities found in a healthy relationship – Communication, Trust, Equality, or Acceptance; write a description of their photo and the quality they chose; and post on Instagram using #Relationship Respect2016.
The top 3 entries will win a monetary prize and help circulate positive, healthy relationship messages throughout their networks.
Whether it’s physical, emotional or verbal abuse, we must continue working to ensure our youth are educated on how to protect themselves and have the opportunity to enjoy relationships free of abuse,” Governor Jack Markell also noted.
In addition to this event and many others held throughout the state, there will be a High School Instagram contest inviting students throughout Delaware to contribute their voice on social media.
In Delaware, the 2013 YRBS survey found that 8.9% of high school students have experienced physical dating violence.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
The Date Safe Project is committed to being the nation’s leading organization for teaching how “asking first” makes all the difference in creating safer intimacy and in decreasing occurrences of sexual assault.
This fact sheet contains some statistics of teen violence from reliable sources. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides these 2010 statistics on teen violence regarding violent crimes: Teen violence is a very real occurrence, and violent crimes are committed by teens regularly.
We often neglect suicide in our examinations of teen violence.
However, suicide is violence against oneself and deserves very real consideration.
2014 teen violence statistics to think about regarding suicide (4): These statistics do not even take into account the number of students that think about violence against themselves on a regular basis.