Teen DV Month: Know Your Relationship Rights

Teen DV Month: Know Your Relationship Rights

Teen DV Month is underway! Big thanks to everyone who responded to our first #LIRasks question. ICYMI, check out the top responses from last week.

This week is Respect Week! Quick reminder about what we’ve got going on:

  • If you haven’t downloaded our Respect Week toolkit, it’s not too late to get started on some cool activities to raise awareness in your school and community.
  • Wear Orange 4 Love tomorrow (Feb. 10) and show your support of healthy relationships!
  • On Thursday, Feb. 12 join our Twitter Town Hall at 6 PM CT (7 PM ET/4 PM PT) to discuss relationship rights. Be sure to follow us on Twitter!
  • Finally, please support our Thunderclap to help spread the National Respect Announcement on Feb. 13, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Teen DV Month theme for this week is “Know Your Relationship Rights.” Did you know that you have rights in your relationship? Everyone does, and those rights can help you set boundaries that should be respected by both partners in a healthy relationship. So, what are your rights?

  • You have the right to privacy, both online and off
  • You have the right to feel safe and respected
  • You have the right to decide who you want to date or not date
  • You have the right to choose when/if you have sex and who you have sex with
  • You have the right to say no at any time (to sex, to drugs/alcohol, to a relationship), even if you’ve said yes before
  • You have the right to hang out with your friends and family and do things you enjoy, without your partner getting jealous or controlling
  • You have the right to end a relationship that isn’t right or healthy for you
  • You have the right to live free from violence and abuse

Each Monday of Teen DV Month we’ll ask a question related to that week’s theme. Send us your responses on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the #LIRasks hashtag, and we’ll post the top responses on the blog at the end of the week.

This week’s question: Which “relationship right” is most important to you? Remember to include #LIRasks in your response!

Looking for more info about healthy relationships and respecting boundaries? Check out these pages on our site:

Our peer advocates are available 24/7 if you have questions or concerns about healthy, unhealthy or abusive relationships. Call, chat or text us!

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