Dating violence on valentines day
🍎 For teens it is very important to set boundaries because teenagers are not so experienced and wise to take right decisions all the time.
They should think well before getting involved physically. Make sure no one is recording your personal moments.
***Challenge: If you are a die-hard Twilight fan, I challenge you to read the below critiques, and then re-watch the movies and try arguing that this series promotes a HEALTHY relationship for young people to aspire for. However, I think it is the responsibility of parents, older siblings, relatives, educators, and neighbors, to help young people learn what constitutes healthy relationships.
Mass media matters, we cannot ignore its role in shaping young peoples’ minds. Let’s face it, someone has to because the media sure isn’t teaching young people the right message.
February is also teen dating violence awareness month.
Sadly, at least one in ten Indiana teens are experiencing broken hearts and bruises in violent relationships.
(Don’t get me started on Disney movies.) For example, the Twilight series has swept the nation with young women (and some adults) debating over who they love more – Edward or Jacob. I’m very concerned with this debate over who young women love more, Edward or Jacob, and it troubles me when I hear young women discuss their insidious, controlling, and violent behaviors as “romantic” or really showing what men do when they love a woman.
But for this group of randy young people, February 14 might just be a normal day—7 out of 10 of them reported having sex at least once a week.In today’s Internet world, Valentine’s Day is for roses, chocolate, and surveys.This Week in Sex is a weekly summary of news and research related to sexual behavior, sexuality education, contraception, STIs, and more. I have been battling my own self esteem because I get scared about failing everyone around me but it's hard to tell myself that it's all in my head. Did you know that according to dosomething.org, 1.5 million teenage boys and girls in the United states had admitted that they had been physically harmed in a romantic relationship? Also, 1 in 3 teens will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship. And what I find is the most scary part of this is 50% of young people who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide.
@Iara, I was in an emotionally abusive relationship when I was 16 and a controlling relationship where it ended recently. Looking back at these two failed relationship, it's very hard to let go because I'm scared about getting hurt over and over again.
In my dream world, all parents would have ongoing conversations with their pre-teens and teens about what constitutes healthy romantic relationships, but I decided if it is only going to happen once (or maybe this will mark the beginning of ongoing conversations), it should start in February as we all are bombarded with messages about the importance of February 14th.