Teen dating violence epidemic

For Immediate Release – New York, NY, Friday, January 29, 2016 – One Love co-founder Sharon Love will ring the opening bell on Nasdaq today to help mark the start of National Teen Dating Violence Month this February, and to simultaneously launch the second phase of One Love’s year-long digital campaign to educate, empower and activate young people in a movement to end relationship violence.

Regarding Nasdaq’s recognition, One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love co-founder Sharon Love said; “I am so grateful to Nasdaq for recognizing the importance of our efforts to halt an epidemic that affects one in three women and one in four men in our country, and am honored to ring the bell opening trading today.”This new phase of the #Thats Not Love campaign introduces the “Couplets” – a series of digital shorts so named for the graphically appealing animated pairs who use humor to demonstrate the difference between a good relationship and an unhealthy one.

But over time he became jealous and possessive, accusing her of lying and cheating.

By December 2007 Kaity had enough, and she ended the relationship.

Parents Are in the Dark According to Love Is Respect.org, 81 percent of parents either don’t think teen dating violence is an issue or don’t know if it’s an issue. In the United States, 1.5 million high school students experience dating violence every year, and only 33 percent of them report the abuse.Hearing Kaity’s story can be a wake-up call for teens who are being abused, Bobbi points out.“It’s highly encouraged for a parent or guardian to attend the workshop—that gets at least one parent and the juvenile on the same page,” Bobbi says.Those who say something typically talk to a friend.Statistics like these pushed Bobbi and Ric to launch Kaity’s Way, a nonprofit organization that promotes safe, healthy teen dating relationships and raises community awareness of teen dating violence.

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