Dating violence news
Every year, almost 1.5 million American high schoolers experience dating abuse, and 43% of dating college women experience violence and abusive dating behaviors, according to Loveisrespect.
1) The good news – and there is much good news – is that there is growing recognition of the prevalence and harm of dating abuse in a variety of sectors across the state and across the country.There’s nothing wrong with being bossy, but when someone is always telling you what to watch, what to eat, what to listen to, how to act, when to go to sleep, when to wake up, and how to do your job, among other things, then it’s a serious problem. An abuser could start off by making suggestions and getting annoyed if you don’t follow through.Then the suggestions become more frequent, and their tone becomes firmer.2) The school environment continues to be recognized as an ideal and important environment for addressing dating abuse.
Schools have a unique role to play in addressing warning signs among students before behaviors escalate, protecting the safety of targeted students, and helping to ensure a positive school climate and safe learning environment for everyone.
Her tragic death is a call to action to schools and communities everywhere.