Love is Respect: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month - News Article
Love is Respect: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
February is known as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month - a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote ways prevent it.
Dating violence is more common than many think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. By spreading awareness of what it means to be in a respectful relationship, we can help stop dating abuse before it starts.
Respect in a relationship is reflected in how you treat each other on a daily basis. Even if you disagree or argue (which can even happen in healthy relationships), you should be able to respect each other’s values, opinions, and feelings. Controlling someone or making them do what you want to do is not respect. Respect is about freedom, and being loved for who you are.