There are simply too many dangers associated with this kind of activity.Instead, they should be encouraged to participate in their parents.In the 1999 study Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, more than half of all rape victims were under 18 at the time of the first rape.Many victims of domestic violence, too, are young women.
In light of this, we would advise that boys and girls under the age of seventeen should not be allowed to go out on one-on-one dates.
“Part of that is because students often times feel that there’s something that isn’t quite right about how they’re being treated, but they aren’t sure what it is to call it…or who they can got to for support,” Sargent says.
The Madison Democrat is co-sponsoring a bill that would require districts to adopt policies aimed at stopping abuse at school functions, educate students about the signs of abuse and how to prevent it, and train staff on how to identify, respond, and report possible cases of teen dating violence.
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