You Can Be the Victim Too
Prevent Abusive Relationships Among Teens
- Preventing you from working or attending school
- Destroying your property
- Intimidating you with guns, knives or other weapons
- Pressuring you to have sex when you don’t want to or do things sexually you’re not comfortable with
- Pressuring you to use drugs or alcohol
- Checking your cell phone or email without permission
- Constantly putting you down
- Extreme jealousy or insecurity
- Explosive temper
- Isolating you from family or friends
- Making false accusations
- Mood swings
- Physically hurting you in any way
- Telling you what to do
For example, some teens might be the victim, or the victim's friend and they might say some of the following:
- I would never let someone hit me, I'd leave!
- It's none of my business
- It cannot be that bad
- If I was a better person..
- Why doesn't she just leave?
- She would ask for help..
- Abuse only happens to poor people
- He is such a nice guy/girl, he/she would never hit anyone
Always remember to speak up and help yourself or someone else. Do not fall into statistics, with awareness we can prevent abusive relationships among teens.
Not all endings are fairytales.
When did he stop treating you like a princess?
Is it wrong to be in love?
Love should not hurt
Remember when he use to come up behind you to hug you?
When did you become scared?