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Many teens experience physical or sexual abuse within their romantic relationships and now dating violence can also be perpetrated digitally by harassing, stalking or controlling a romantic partner via technology and social media.
It focuses on being an active bystander in a friend’s relationship, and recognizing harmful or unhealthy relationship characteristics and saying something and approaching that red flag.” To illustrate this point, the Center for Student Well-Being is doing pop-up events for the month of October. Every Monday for the entirety of the month they will announce a new location for the flags.
The purpose of the flags is to represent potential warning signs of abuse in relationships.
“Students will come up and take a flag out of the ground,” Smith said.
“They write on the flag one warning sign whether it has been something that has happened to them or something they have seen in a friend, or that they need to look out for themselves.” According to Smith, the main purpose of the campaign is to teach students how to be active bystanders.
Joint Base San Antonio will confront the problem of teen dating violence with an array of activities in February, including a JBSA-wide parent and teen workshop set for Feb. The workshop and four other events at JBSA-Randolph are part of JBSA’s Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month observance.
(Photo by Nicholas De La Pena) JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas--Joint Base San Antonio will confront the problem of teen dating violence with an array of activities in February, including a JBSA-wide parent and teen workshop set for Feb. The workshop and four other events at JBSA-Randolph are part of JBSA’s Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month observance.
teens are victims of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, according to data from the Domestic Violence Awareness Project.
“The Red Flag Campaign is usually initiated during October, which is domestic violence awareness month,” Smith said.
“It’s a visual display for students to recognize warning signs and dating violence in a friends’ relationship. the lawn outside of the Greek Village will be peppered with red flags.
The Red Flag Campaign is a national initiative to end dating violence that has recently been introduced to campus through the Center for Student Well-Being.
Danielle Smith, the Health Promotion Specialist at the Center for Student Well-Being, is spearheading this campaign.
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Previous investigations have found that 26 percent of surveyed high school students reported being a victim of cyber dating abuse and 12 percent reported having perpetrated cyber dating abuse.