About 10 percent of students in grades nine to 12 consistently say they’ve been physically hurt on purpose by a dating partner during the past year, according to the ongoing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) youth risk surveys.
Kids who witness violence between their parents are at higher-than-average risk to be the abusers—and the abused.
Begin the class with a discussion of the important points covered in the reading.
Instruct students to take notes on key concepts while they are reading the material, with an eye towards new information and information they feel is important for their peers to know about dating violence.
Grade Levels: 9-12 This activity would be most effective if delivered in one 60-minute session.
Lessons on sexual violence are often included as part of the Healthy Relationships curriculum.For up-to-date statistics, you can visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline at When the students enter the classroom, give each person ten red sticker dots and ten green sticker dots (or one red and one green marker).Once you have visited all statements, return to your seats."Once the group has returned to their seats, announce that ALL of the statements are TRUE. Today's session will involve seeing a short video and having a discussion about this very important topic.Explain that the group will be watching a three minute clip from IN THE MIX, a series for teens that airs on PBS.