As a society, we uphold the notion that it's a good thing – the very basis of hope and the key to the promise of upward mobility.But brutally high fees and an educational system slow to realize that everyone learns differently have created a paradox.Learning should be fun and accessible to everyone, but in many cases, it simply isn't.
The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable.
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Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a "normal" part of a relationship.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.