Dating violence vs domestic violence
However, LGBTQ youth are even less likely than heterosexual youth to tell anyone or seek help, and there are fewer resources for these teens.
Relationship violence can occur at school — in the hall, in the classroom, in the parking lot, on the bus or in a car, at after-school activities, at a student’s workplace, at a school dance, or at a student’s home. Don’t try to mediate or otherwise get involved directly. Tell a trusted adult if you suspect abuse, but don’t witness it.
Fact: More than 1 in 10 young adults experience physical violence in their dating relationships.
Myth: Jealousy and possessiveness are a sign of true love.
While it’s necessary to educate young people about the warning signs and impact of abusive relationships, it’s at least equally productive to talk with them about relationship rights, respect and the dynamics of healthy relationships.
It’s important to note that we are down on abusive relationships, not on all relationships.The AAUW Education Foundation (2001) study defines sexual harassment in this way: In the past many institutions have had a somewhat casual attitude about sexual harassment understanding those behaviors as harmless flirting, or as “kids being kids”.