Perpetrators can harass their current or ex partners online with little to no consequences.
A safety plan is a set of actions that can help lower your friends’ risk of being hurt by their partner. Conversations about dating violence in schools are uncommon and for most youth there are little to no spaces to have these discussions.
1 in 3 youth know a friend who has experience physical violence in a dating relationship.
Most of us think that it’s probably easy to spot and stop physical violence. There are the obvious types of physical violence which come to mind immediately: kicking, punching, scratching, biting, strangling.
And for youth who may be LGBTQ*2S there may be threats to “out” them to their family/community.
Because it is through social media these things can be possible over long periods of time or even if the people involved are far in terms of geography.
Being able to identify dating violence when we see it is important but, nothing will change if we aren’t given tools to make changes happen.