Friday, February 15, 2013

Teenage Dating Abuse

The Motherlode blog on the NY Times has a great column on the necessity on educating teenagers about dating abuse here.   It stresses the importance of having peers do the educating, as teenagers tend to listen more to their friends.

An excellent column.  I would just add that that peers, who are usually the first to see this kind of abuse, should be encouraged to report the  abuse to an an adult as well--a parent or teacher or guidance counselor.

Because dating abuse can easily turn violent.  While an abused teenager may listen more readily to her friends, they are not in the position to give her either the psychological help she may need to break free, or the physical help to ensure her safety.

1 comment:

  1. I think it’s kind of contagious,” Manning said. “I think if your top-line guys start seeing that, then everyone else is going to want to contribute. It’s kind of something link been working on – our secondary scoring – and finally it’s paying off for us.