WHAT IS TEEN DATING VIOLENCE?
Did you know that 1 in 5 teens both young women and men will experience teen dating violence? And when they do experience it they are more likely to tell a peer, only 1 in 4 teens said they would tell an adult if they or a friend were experiencing Teen Dating Violence.
The issue of Teen Dating Violence may not be widely known by adults but the Center for Disease Control has gone as far to name it an epidemic, many of our teens will walk away from relationships with severe low self esteem/depression or broken ribs and black eyes. Some teen survivors may never be able to walk out of the situation due to fear of their perpetrator, And a few teens will meet a fatal end due to being a victim of a Teen Dating Violence.
HOW ON THE REEL: STOP TEEN DATING VIOLENCE WORKS:
Art Works 4 Peace is gearing up with Virgin Moon Entertainment to create On The Reel: STOP Teen Dating Violence films and curriculum that we can distribute throughout the education system for middle school and high school youth.
On the Reel: STOP Teen Dating Violence films will be hip, fun and use a youth driven voice. We will even use youth to help in the development of the film. The film and curriculum will encourage youth empowerment groups to form at each school to help encourage their own student body with their own words and inspiration. Our curriculum will be engaging for youth and short enough so that teachers can flexibly use On The Reel: STOP Teen Dating Violence in their teaching agenda.
HOW SCHOOLS ARE IMPORTANT:
Many schools are in the very beginning of stages of adopting policies around Teen Dating Violence because they have the legal duty to provide and protect each student's right to learn in a safe environment. Many times Teen Dating Violence will happen between students at the school and thus acts of aggression and victimization will happen on school grounds.
Help us to empower our teens nation wide with information that can help them and their peers navigate their lives without having to know violence.
Art Works 4 Peace & Virgin Moon Entertainment