Dynamics of Teen Dating Violence & How to Help a Friend

Do you think it would be difficult to offer support to a friend in real life who was experiencing teen dating violence or something like this?
Violence is never a solution to helping a friend who is in an abusive situation. However, discussing the abuse with a trusted adult can be a way to help.

Being an Ally

  • What is a bystander? People or person who see or know about a problem or incident.
  • What is an ally? Bystanders who make positive, helpful choices.
  • What is bystander intervention? When allies use their positive influence to promote healthy relationship behaviors.
  • How is bystander intervention, or being an ally, connected to social justice? Bystander intervention, or being an ally, is the way we create social justice for everyone in our communities; by standing up and doing what’s right for others.