February is teen dating violence awareness month
April is sexual assault awareness month
Statistics from loveisrespect.org
- Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
- One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
- One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
- One quarter of high school girls have been victims of physical or sexual abuse.
- Approximately 70% of college students say they have been sexually coerced.
A warning means act now or get out before the exploration
1. If you are called bad words, verbally abusing or names over the phone/text or chat
2. Threatening to help you or self if you don’t do what they ask you to do
3. Minimizing your feeling or thoughts, like what you say don’t matter
4. Coercing you into sending sexual pictures, which is a crime
5. Demanding your phone and password, or on your social media sites
6. Threatening to post humiliating information about you or lying on you
7. Keeping you away from family or friends.
8. Checking up on you or following you
9. Getting angry if you can’t spend time with him
10. Blaming you
11. Extremely jealous, moody or insecure
12. Physically hitting
13. Explosive temper
14. You are afraid to disagree with your boyfriend or girlfriend because what they might do.
These are some of the warning signs, please tell your parents, a trusted friend and police