Dating vilence

That’s Not Cool addresses ways teens can work against dating abuse in their everyday actions.

The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women is a comprehensive and easily accessible online collection of full-text, searchable materials and resources on domestic violence, sexual violence and related issues.

It can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. Brittny’s father stepped in and ended the relationship for her.

Here are some things to be aware of: Social media adds enormous pressure -- the digital footprint that every young person lives with makes breaking up harder, sometimes humiliating. She now volunteers at the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline.

Watch these short videos, inspired by true stories, that show how a supportive and caring adult can help a child overcome childhood trauma and exposure to violence.

All through Massachusetts, teenagers are working to bringing awareness to the growing problem of dating and breakup violence.

Watch the video above and below to hear from the students.

Boston Public Health Commission Executive Director Barbara Ferrer talks to “48 Hours” about what parents need to know about teen dating abuse, the impact of social media, and the importance of healthy dating relationships. “Everybody’s electronically communicating about it. And what it tends to do is exacerbate the entirety of the situation.

Created from tragedy, Dating Abuse Stops Here, or DASH, was created to inspire and inform a community.

The site offers fact sheets, information, and resources about teen dating abuse to help teens, their parents and friends understand more about this growing problem.

Like intimate partner violence among adults, TDV occurs without respect to age, race, religion, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation.

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