Dating violence abuse video
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.
Abuse can occur regardless of the couple's age, race, income, or other demographic traits.
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.
The message must be clear that treating people in abusive ways will not be accepted, and policies must enforce this message to keep students safe.