Do Parents Really Know?
Many parents say they would know if their teen was experiencing any relationship problems--but is that really the case?
A 2007 national research study found that:
71% of parents were unaware their teen was afraid of not responding to a phone call, text or IM message or email for fear of what their partner might do.1
75% of parents were unaware that their teen had been physically hurt or bruised by a partner. 2
69% of parents were unaware that their teen was pressured by a partner to engage in sexual activity.3
Still think you would know? Talk to your teen today.
Recognizing Warning Signs
Tips for Talking to Your Teen
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1.866.331.9474, www.loveisrespect.org
1-3 Liz Claiborne Inc. & Teen Research Unlimited. (2007). Technology & Teen Dating Abuse Survey. www.loveisnotabuse.com.
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