Dating violence bill
(WISC) -- A bill introduced for the third time at the Capitol aims to stop abusive teens from becoming abusive adults by teaching Wisconsin students about consent."Unhealthy relationship behaviors, abusive behaviors, start as young as 12 to 13 years old.This mandate now sits under Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code, 37.0831.The bill was amended to include Texas middle schools as well in the 83rd legislative session in 2013.By the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, each school board must adopt either DPI's policy and curriculum or its own policy and curriculum.The bill also requires DPI to incorporate teen dating violence and sexual violence prevention curriculum into its model health curriculum.The Texas School Safety Center has created this short video to address the components that are to be included in the district’s dating violence policies.
In 2007, Texas HB 121 was passed mandating schools to adopt and implement a dating violence policy.Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2015.The 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey [2.77 MB,180 Pages, 508] found that nearly 12% of high school females reported physical violence and nearly 16% reported sexual violence from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.This puts teens at a higher risk of eating disorders, dropping out of school and becoming a victim later on in life.