Even after he threw her down and punched, chocked and kicked her, creating abrasions all over her body and “severe scratching” around her sternum and neck, she willingly met him for a final, secret get-together before he went to jail.About one in five high school girls reports being abused by a boyfriend.The campaign is built on the understanding that there’s a “thin line” between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact.JACKSON, MI – Even after he dragged her by the hair, leaving her scalp swollen and starting to bruise, she talked to him.Typically, by the time physical abuse is present, a pattern of verbal and emotional abuse has already been established. If not confronted, it can ultimately affect the rest of a young person’s life by introducing a cycle of unhealthy relationships with violent or abusive partners.Teens that stay in a violent relationship often become confused about what makes a healthy relationship and can begin to mistake abuse for love.
However, they are all usually characterized by high emotional intensity and often last a short period of time, but are usually flashes of romantic feelings that actually provide a training ground for future more stable relationships during adolescence.As parents, talk to your child about dating violence and discuss the warning signs.Abusive behaviors are usually learned behaviors; therefore, it is important to be a good role model by setting positive examples through your own relationships.By clicking on each spoke of the wheel you can view the video diary of a scenario that corresponds with that description. “ is a video created by the Kaiser Permanente (KP) Colorado Youth Advisory Council, in partnership with the KP Colorado Educational Theatre Programs and IPV Teen Task Force.This wheel is a great tool for conducting discussions about teen dating abuse and brainstorming possible resolutions. MTV’s A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower teens to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in their lives and amongst their peers.And it gives tips for what to do to make it safe and healthy, and how to respect your partner’s needs and how to communicate effectively.