Dating violence in schools

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In high school, students receive a comprehensive overview of teen dating violence and how to prevent it.

The Department of Education, our federal partners, and countless schools and colleges nationwide are committed to preventing incidents like this.Dating violence victims are likely to experience suicidal thoughts, antisocial behaviors, depression and anxiety, and engage in unhealthy behaviors such as alcohol and drug use.Unfortunately, many cases go unreported because victims are afraid to tell their family and friends.Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.According to the Center for Disease Control, teen DV has both serious short-term and long-term consequences.

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