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Teaching teens about healthy relationships, consent key to preventing dating violence

Despite being in an era of #MeToo, information about healthy teen relationships and the importance of consent is missing from many sexual education and health programs. To change that, victim advocates are working to get schools and state legislators to teach students about what healthy and toxic relationships looks like.

Statistics from the CDC show 30% of rape victims were first assaulted between the ages of 11 and 17.

Adopting a proactive plan can also prevent legal trouble for districts. In 2016, a North Carolina school district was sued over an incident that occurred on a Washington, D.C., field trip.

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