Recognizing dating violence
Schools must clearly communicate that they will not tolerate violence of any kind, will respond to any students who report it, and will hold offenders accountable.
We remain dedicated to vigorously enforcing compliance with Title IX and the Clery Act – laws that make our schools safer.
In many cases, teens in abusive relationships experience severe psychological conflict which can lead to changes in their behavior.
Some warning signs to watch out for include increased levels of aggression, isolation from family and friends, and erratic mood swings.
ED, its federal partners, and a growing number of schools nationwide are committed to increasing awareness of teen dating violence by educating the public about healthy relationships.
According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), teen dating violence includes the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence that may occur within a relationship.
Dating violence also can be called domestic violence.