Partents of teen dating violence
If it seems that teens are beginning to sprout new addendums to their limbs that look strangely like mobile phones, it’s because they practically are. For example, will you pay for unlimited text messaging and mobile Internet access for your teen?
One of the biggest misconceptions about teen dating violence is that it always involves physical violence.
But the truth is that dating violence isn’t always so easy to spot.
According to a 2007 study by research firm i GR, 50 to 70 percent of 12- to 14-year-olds have their own cell phones, and the numbers are even higher among 15- to 17-year-olds. Or do you favor the idea of paying for a basic service plan and requiring your young person to foot the bill for extras?
There’s even talk of a “significant percentage” of 5- to 9-year-olds who have a phone. Finally, driving while using a mobile phone is a concern that’s perpetually in the news.Intimate partner violence has a serious impact on all who experience it, but teenagers are especially likely to suffer in silence. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month was created to start a national conversation about teen dating violence, and help shine a spotlight on this silent epidemic.