Teaching teens dating

She says it would “help to educate our students on what healthy relationships are, help give them the skills and the resources to identify abuse when they see, as well as to provide those same resources to school district employees.” The legislation, which is being circulated for co-sponsors, already has bipartisan support.

Download these workshops in the version (high school or college) that’s right for your group and start a meaningful conversation on healthy relationships.

In the 1999 study Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, more than half of all rape victims were under 18 at the time of the first rape.

Many victims of domestic violence, too, are young women.

Let them know that they can refuse sex if they feel uncomfortable and for any other reason.

Sexual promiscuity is rampant, even among Christian teens, and many young people receive little or no moral guidance from their parents.

Binge drinking, date violence, and even date rape are far too common.

In light of this, we would advise that boys and girls under the age of seventeen should not be allowed to go out on one-on-one dates.

Many teens assume that sex is a normal part of dating. Magazines, movies, television, and their friends all give them this message on a regular basis.

Don’t just assume your child knows the difference; tell them as often as you can.