I will get people there to be with you.”Helping a friend Sarah Logan, 18, a junior at Boulevard Academy, said she had a friend who was in an abusive relationship.“I told her she didn't deserve to be beaten or cheated on,” Logan said. Finally she listened.” Still, the situation strained the friendship, she said.Logan said she came away from Moore's talk with a greater sense of caution about who she chooses to be in a relationship with.“I learned that you need to make sure you don't end up choosing someone who might abuse you.graders is more than three times the national average, at 26 percent in the state compared to 8 percent nationwide, according to statistics provided by the YWCA of Oklahoma City.In addition, nearly 20 percent of Oklahoma high school students have reported being hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.“And I don't think students are always taught what a healthy relationship is. There are unhealthy relationships even if you're not coming out with a bruise.” defense classes at schools, churches and other youth organizations, but organizers say the message still needs a broader audience.“This is not a widely discussed subject among children and teenagers,” said Kellen Moore, prevention education specialist with the YWCA Oklahoma City.“When we think about domestic violence, we think about it as only an adult problem, or that only married people experience this.defense classes on request on campus and to groups in the surrounding community.
Her phone buzzes and the boyfriend grabs it out of her hand and reads the text message.
Let’s take another look at that 16-year-old and his girlfriend.
Since almost half of the reported incidents of teen dating violence occurred on school grounds, let’s imagine them in the hallway between classes.
A plethora of high-profile cases, like Ray Rice, have drawn plenty of attention to adult domestic abuse, but dating violence is also increasing in severity among younger age groups.
Singer Rihanna’s abuse by boyfriend Chris Brown is just one example as then 19-year-old Rihanna made her history of physical abuse at the hands of Chris Brown known to the world. In most cases it starts much earlier before it develops into full-fledged violence, and in some tragic instances, death.