February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. We at SAFE-NOW want you to know that there’s a lot you can do as a parent to prevent teen dating violence and abuse.
About 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. One of the most important things you can do is keep the lines of communication open with your kids.
Take steps to make a difference:
- Be a role model – treat your kids and others with respect.
- Let your kids/teens know how special they are, and that they deserve to be treated with respect.
- Start talking to your kids about healthy relationships early – before they start dating.
- Get involved with efforts to prevent dating violence at your teen’s school.
- If you are worried about your teen, call the National 24/7 Helpline loveisrespect at 1-866-331-9474 or text “loveis” to 22522.
- For more information, contact us at:
- email: email@example.com or call us: (918) 938-4008