High stakes dating

02-Feb-2020 06:41

Tonight's report on The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric is one of those stories.

A new survey on teen dating violence and abuse signals what may be a worrisome trend – one in five 13 to 14 year olds say their friends have been punched, kicked, hit or slapped by a boyfriend or girlfriend.

Nearly half of all tweens, kids from 11 to 14, say their friends have been verbally abused in a relationship.

First, I don't know about you, but when I was 11 or 12, I was still playing school, not dating.

Sami was in an abusive relationship which began when she was 14.

The Highshoes are trying to encourage schools all across the country – middle schools and high schools – to teach the warning signs of teen dating violence and abuse.

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Think of the impact on their lives and on society as a whole if perpetrators of this violence grow up and continue their abusive behaviors.

Zoey has settled into motherhood and being a career woman.

I'd never done something so spontaneous but it felt right. We just made things official before our huge ceremony.

What keeps me from wanting to lock up my little girls and never let them date are a couple of things.

Number one – efforts by April Hightshoe and her daughter Sami.

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