Teenage dating violence
Any sexual contact that is not 100% consensual, including any type of pressure or coercion that leads to sexual activity, oral sex, touching or kissing that is unwanted by the victim.
This also includes sexual contact with a partner who is intoxicated or drugged and unable to give clear and informed consent.
Abusers can be male or female, and experts are seeing these patterns of behavior in younger and younger students as pre-teens and elementary students engage in dating relationships before developing healthy relationship skills and boundaries.
Abuse occurs in-person as well as through cyberbullying and cyber-control.
They usually keep track of all of the victim’s actions and conversations.
Just Say YES speakers are dedicated to reducing these numbers through presenting ways of effectively addressing boundaries in dating, refusal skills, and establishing a positive circle of friends.
A new initiative introduced by El Paso County officials aimed at reducing domestic violence and teen dating violence.