Teen safety dating and relationships

Remember that the teenage years bring more independence.

Teens want to be treated like adults, not young children, and can respond negatively if they aren’t.

Developing a safety plan is an important step to leaving a relationship unharmed.

While you may not have control over your partner's actions, you do have a choice about how to respond to him/her and how best to get to safety.

Unfortunately, bad things can happen to even the best of teens.

And, quite frankly, it doesn’t matter how fun the date is if safety is compromised. While we can’t prevent every bad thing from happening, there are things parents and teens can do to dramatically increase the likelihood of safe teen dating.

Here is a downloadable Safety Plan for High School Students.