Teen dating issue
Ninety-three percent of principals said they referred student victims of dating violence to counselors, while 85 percent said they informed the victim’s parents or guardians.
Yet federal data indicate that many public schools, particularly high-poverty campuses, lack counselors.
“If they choose not to take action, for me, they are a bystander.”The study exposed multiple instances of high-school principals seemingly misinformed or uninformed on teen dating violence.
For example, respondents were most likely to assume that counselors and parents are preferable to students’ peers in assisting victims.
All of this negatively affects academic achievement.
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More than one-third of 10th-graders (35 percent) have been physically or verbally abused by dating partners, while a similar percentage are perpetrators of such abuse.
A member of the Domestic Violence Network’s middle- and high-school Youth Network, De Leon plans activities to inform students about unsafe or unhealthy relationships.
She’s also a student leader with the “No More Club,” which seeks to end the silence on dating abuse.
Less than a third (30 percent) posted information on teen dating violence that was easily available and accessible to students—posted in hallways or the cafeteria, for example—and just 35 percent specifically addressed dating abuse in their school’s violence-prevention policies.