Twenty percent of high school females report sexual or physical abuse, but both males and females can be victims. Boys injure girls more frequently and severely.
Teens don’t realize they’re being abused because it happens slowly and often, the abuser uses the “love” excuse for gaining control.
Teach your teenager about abuse behaviors such as “he tells your daughter he cannot live without her”, threatens harm if she breaks up with him, is jealous and controlling of where she goes and who she sees and constantly checks up on her.
If your son worried about how his girl will react to what he says or does or if he thinks twice about expressing himself, watch out.
If your kid is worried about his/her safety in this relationship, they’re already in trouble. Speak up, protect them. Don’t be a statistic. Dating abuse can affect their lives for years to come.
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