Help Raise Awareness
Turn your school, community, and social media accounts orange for love in February. Wear orange and share on your social media.
Take the pledge to end Teen Dating Violence by using social media to send a virtual candy heart. Draw a heart and within it, complete this sentence: “I will …”.
Encouraging Healthy Relationships
Visit the Respect Love, Love Respect website to learn more about healthy relationships and how you can get involved.
What is Dating Abuse?
47% of 13-18 year olds who have been in relationships reported that they have personally been victimized by controlling behaviors from a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Dating abuse is a pattern of behaviors used to gain power and control over a dating partner. Behaviors can include physical, sexual, emotional, and/or verbal abuse. The abuse can happen over time and may continue to get worse.
Dating abuse is not only a serious problem for adults, but teens and young adults experience control and abuse in relationships as well.