Activities to help with a discussion on teen dating
For high school males, more than 7% reported physical violence and about 5% reported sexual violence from a dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
A CDC Report found among victims of contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, nearly 23% of females and 14% of males first experienced some form of violence by that partner before age 18. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.
What was the best (or worst) thing that happened at school today?
If you could choose, who would you like to sit by in class?
Ask them to go out for ice cream or run errands with you, and use the one-on-one time to ask one or two of these questions.
Don’t ask too many of these at once, but instead try to use them as a starting point for a more in-depth conversation.
I’ve also noticed that sometimes day-to-day life tends to take over parent-child conversations. What helps you feel better when you’re upset or stressed? What can I do to help you when you’re upset or stressed?
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner.Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.Here are some discussion questions and topics to help create interaction in your youth group.