There have been over 20 teen dating abuse fatalities in California in just the last 3 years. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in four adolescents report verbal, emotional, physical or sexual dating abuse each year. Dating abuse affects both male and female students, and a substantial number of dating abuse incidents occur on California’s middle school and high school campuses.
When schools don't take a stand on dating abuse, it continues and escalates, threatening the safety of students and staff, distracting students from learning, and compromising the school climate. It's time to ensure that all students can be safe at California schools!