Mary Kay’s “Don’t Look Away” Survey Reveals Parents Can Do More

Mary Kay’s “Don’t Look Away” Survey Reveals Parents Can Do More

As part of their “Don’t Look Away” Campaign, Mary Kay surveyed more than 500 parents about their role in preventing dating abuse. The facts speak for themselves:

  • Only 3% of parents specifically identify “no violence or abuse” as a characteristic of a healthy relationship.
  • 81% of parents of 11-14 year olds say their tween has not been in a romantic relationship, yet nearly half of all 11-14 year olds say they have.
  • 62% of tweens who date say they have been called names, put down or insulted by their partner, yet only 34% of their parents are aware of it.

Not all the numbers are bad, though. Four out of five parents have talked about dating abuse with their child. In fact,

  • 83% discussed the right to say no and how to do so.
  • 73% brought up that dating abuse can be physical, emotional and/or sexual.
  • 66% talked about where to get help should their child or a friend ever encounter abuse.
  • 60% discussed the warning signs of abuse.

Learn more about the survey.

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