Media dating violence
Male and female victims discuss their experiences, and the actors participating in the reenactments are believable, though most appear to be college-aged.Several resources are included: a down loadable PDF guide featuring National Health Education Standards addressed in the program, a variety of student activities that are designed to get conversations started, and a series of fact sheets that provide additional information and resources. Nearly 42 million, or over 12%, of people in the United States (population=318 million) are youth between the ages of 10-18, according to the United States Census.
"Usually, when they want to talk it's because of something physically happening or they have questions like, ' Does this count as abuse?Most alarming regarding this data, is that these figures are likely a bit lower than projected as only about a third of teens will tell someone about the abuse he/she is experiencing; only 6% of victims will tell a family member.The probability of reaching out for help drops even lower, to just 3% for authoritative figures.A psychologist and a director of a website/hotline organization describe what makes an abusive and a healthy relationship, and they talk about ways friends can help victims make the choice to leave such a relationship.Several types of abuse are discussed, including intimidation; manipulation; emotional, verbal, sexual abuse; and abuse via social media.
Viewers learn the warning signs of potential abuse situations and how to help others who are caught in abusive relationships.