Watch the video above and below to hear from the students.
Boston Public Health Commission Executive Director Barbara Ferrer talks to “48 Hours” about what parents need to know about teen dating abuse, the impact of social media, and the importance of healthy dating relationships. “Everybody’s electronically communicating about it. And what it tends to do is exacerbate the entirety of the situation.
If you like a guy or he likes you, it’s perfectly OK to ask him not to post things about you online, including pictures.
Some things don’t have to be shared with the whole world.
It can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. Brittny’s father stepped in and ended the relationship for her.
Here are some things to be aware of: Social media adds enormous pressure -- the digital footprint that every young person lives with makes breaking up harder, sometimes humiliating. She now volunteers at the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline.
Breakup violence among teens is a crime that has no zip code. A relationship ends and what happens is an emotional surge of uncontrollable anger.
Students with Boston’s Start Strong program aim to promote healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence and Shawsheen Regional Technical High School’s dating awareness club meets weekly to discuss how to educate classmates about the dangers of dating abuse.That way, you won’t have to figure it out in the heat of the moment.Dating Tip 6: Give Love Time to Grow Sometimes the idea of love is better than love itself. If you’re infatuated, need constant reassurance, and have trouble thinking about anything else, these are signs you’re not really in love. If you’re like most people, finding mature love takes more than one try, but it’s definitely worth it.Dating Tip 5: Protect Yourself From Pressure Pressure is not love, and it’s not even normal.Most teens say they’ve never felt pressured to be in a relationship before they were ready. Decide ahead of time what your values are and how far you want to go.