Youth dating violence statistics canada
To find out more about family violence and the law in Canada the Department of Justice created a website just for children and youth from the ages of 10 and up. In an effort to capitalize on the celebrity of Chris Brown, the hip hop artist who was convicted of assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna, a Georgia restaurant recently created a new sandwich: “The Caribbean Black and Bleu.” The restaurant slyly tweeted: “Chris Brown won’t beat you up for eating this unless your name starts with R and ends with A.” After a public outcry, the sandwich was pulled from the menu. Last year, men’s clothing retailer Topman was forced to withdraw T-shirts that read: “I’m so sorry, but,” followed by excuses: “You provoked me . They’re most likely to tell their friends, who are least likely to understand the issue and least able to help. The tag line: “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly.” The company pulled the ad, but many suspect the whole thing was simply a PR campaign. Teachers who deliver Healthy Relationship programs funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation tell us they’re often shocked at how fiercely some teens defend creaky old gender stereotypes. They don’t tell their teachers and they certainly don’t tell their parents.
Teens experience abuse in their relationships, too. Whatever your motivation, educating yourself about the issue is the first step to ending domestic violence.
study knew friends and peers who had been verbally abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend, and 20 per cent of 13 and 14-year-olds in relationships knew friends and peers who had been physically assaulted (kicked, hit, slapped or punched) by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Other common offences committed included common assault (27 per cent) and uttering threats (12 per cent).
“By investing in programs that teach boys and girls how to recognize the signs of abuse and how to get help, we are providing them with the tools that create healthy relationships and allow them to make safe choices throughout their lifetime.
We believe these programs should be in every single high school in Canada.” Teen healthy relationship programs are transforming both relationships and school cultures.