Teen Dating A to Generation Z: A Guide to Going Out, Breaking Up and Everything in Between
Teen Dating A to Generation Z: A Guide to Going Out, Breaking Up and Everything in Between is a series of videos designed to better understand teen dating in a modern world.
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. created this series as a resource for students, educators and school staff. Throughout the series you will hear from teens themselves as dating issues such as controlling behaviors, media influences, sexting, active bystanding, and breaking up are discussed.
The videos are intended to debunk myths about dating abuse and help teens find the courage to speak up for each other, seek help if they are in an abusive relationship, understand the consequences of sexting, and be confident while navigating the complicated world of dating.
The videos can be shown together or separately to be incorporated into specific lessons or curriculums.
This video series was made possible thanks to a generous contribution from Proskauer Rose LLP.
Visit MPY's Prevention section for additional resources on teen dating, domestic violence and healthy relationships.
Thank you to our Producer/Director Joseph C. Sousa, Editor Chad Ervin, Producer Vera Ventura, Casey Corcoran, Somerville Community Access Television, Somerville High School, Melrose Alliance Against Violence, Melrose High School, Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical High School, and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.
Managing Mixed Media Messages
- Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships in the Media: http://www.loveisrespect.org/content/teen-dv-month-healthyunhealthy-relationships-in-the-media/
- True View: http://www.bphc.org/whatwedo/violence-prevention/start-strong/Documents/188_BPHC-TrueView%20tool-final_v1-1.pdf
- Sound Relationships Nutrition Label: http://www.bphc.org/whatwedo/violence-prevention/start-strong/Documents/Start%20Strong%20Sound%20Relationships.pdf
Abuse – is that what this is?
- Discussion questions for teachers
- Teen Power and Control Wheel: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/teen%20p&c%20wheel%20no%20shading.pdf
- Social Networking Safety: http://www.loveisrespect.org/is-this-abuse/social-networking-safety/
Under (Digital) Pressure
- 11 Facts About Sexting: https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-sexting
- Sexting is a Crime: http://middlesexpartnershipsforyouth.com/pdf/Sexting_Final_2.pdf
- Sexting: How Teens Can Stay Safe: http://www.ncpc.org/resources/files/pdf/internet-safety/NCPC-FactSheet1.pdf
- That's Not Cool Campaign: http://thatsnotcool.com/
Don’t Stand By, Step In
- Help Someone in an Unhealthy Relationship: Quick Tips: https://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/everyday-healthy-living/mental-health-and-relationship/help-someone-in-an-unhealthy-relationship-quick-tips
- Being an Active Bystander (facts and scenarios): http://nomore.org/take-action/preventviolence/
- How to Help a Friend Who is Being Abused: http://www.womenshealth.gov/violence-against-women/get-help-for-violence/how-to-help-a-friend-who-is-being-abused.html
- Bystanders: Agents of Primary Prevention: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/WCSAP_PISCBystandersAgentsPrimaryPrevention_2010.pdf
- Free Bystander Trainings: http://www.seethesigns.org/training-programs
It’s Not Me It’s You – How to Break Up
- Should We Breakup? http://www.loveisrespect.org/dating-basics/should-we-break-up/
- U R Breaking Up?!: http://www.bphc.org/whatwedo/violence-prevention/start-strong/Documents/Breakup%20summit_U%20R%20Breaking%20Up%20Tool-r2.pdf
- What Apps Will You Choose: http://www.bphc.org/whatwedo/violence-prevention/start-strong/Documents/Breakup%20summit_Apps.pdf