Start Talking PSAs: We Started Talking About the Warning Signs

During our Start Talking Institutes, peer leaders from across Illinois, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas created their own PSAs to raise awareness on dating abuse and promote healthy relationships. In this series of PSAs, tweens, teens and 20-somethings discuss what’s important to them — that dating abuse affects an estimated 1.5 million teens per year, what the beginning stages of abuse look like, how sending a picture on your phone can have huge consequences, what digital abuse even is (using technology like texting and social networking to bully, stalk and harass your partner). Check them out:

“Did You Know?”

“Where Do You Draw the Line?”

“Should I Send That Text?”

“Notice the Change?”

You can watch more of our Start Talking PSAs, all of which were totally youth created — no adults were part of the video making process!

Want to see your work featured here? Get your school or local domestic violence agency to participate in the Start Talking campaign! If you live in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Texas, you can request a free copy of our Start Talking toolkit and start promoting healthy relationships today.

The Start Talking campaign is sponsored by Health Care Service Corporation. Learn more about the awesome ways they give back to the community.

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