Dating can be exhilarating and all consuming, but it can also be dangerous. One in three U.S. teens experience some form of dating abuse, yet two-thirds never tell anyone. Sometimes they don’t know who to tell or how to talk about it, and sometimes they simply don’t recognize the behavior as abusive.
Watch the short video clips below. Then choose the answer you think accurately depicts the situation. You’ll see what’s really going on, and what you can do to help. At the end, find out how you did.
DISCLAIMER: The young people in these videos are actors and their described experiences are not real. But these scenes depict common situations that young people encounter every day.
National Dating Abuse Helpline 1.866.331.9474, text "loveis" to 22522 or chat online at loveisrespect.org