are not a
sign of true love.
are an early warning
the signals and get help."
Excerpt from Canada's Private
Broadcasters' 1996 anti-Violence
Radio and Television
Dating violence can be
As an individual you can...
- Help young people build their
- Acknowledge the positive things
respectfully when they are telling you something.
- Believe what they say and take
Allow them to make decisions appropriate to their
- Help young people be
- Teach them to resolve conflicts
- Teach them that the use of force
and insults is not acceptable in a caring relationship.
Practice what you preach.
- Teach them that
no person has the right to possess or control another
them that excessive jealousy is not a sign of love but a sign of
insecurity and a need to control.
- Treat other people with
non-violent ways to deal with conflict and anger.
- Speak out against attitudes and
behaviours that are abusive.
- Learn more about violence in
relationships and the resources available in your community that
help young people in trouble.As a community person
Material adapted from Dating Violence fact
sheet, Alberta Office for the Prevention of Family Violence.
- Tell representatives of the media or
advertisers that the portrayal of violence as a way to solve
problems, control other people or get one's own way is not
- Encourage your local school to include
programs that promote the building of self-esteem and positive
ways of relating to people.
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