Healthy Relationships Go Digital

Healthy Relationships Go Digital

BE project students, Creekview High School’s dating abuse student organization, greeted attendees as they enetered the auditorium

Students gathered in the auditorium at Creekview High School to hear from Senator Jane Nelson, teen dating abuse victims’ advocates and supporters of loveisrespect.

Senator Jane Nelson addresses the students with Creekview High School Principal Joe LaPuma

Dating abuse survivor and advocate for loveisrespect, Anitra Edwards bravely told her story to students

Mary Kay Vice President of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, Crayton Webb shares Mary Kay's involvement to end domestic violence and support for loveisrespect

Director of loveisrespect, Brian Pinero walks students through how to recognize the signs of digital abuse and the availalble resources for help

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Recap: a joint effort w/ @loveisrespect & @MaryKay at a pep rally in Carrollton, TX to educate teens on dating abuse
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:30am

CAMPAIGN: A Commitment to Ending Domestic Violence


Recently, Mary Kay joined more than 800 students at Creekview High School in Carrollton, TX for a special pep rally led by non-profit partner, loveisrespect and student advocates to raise awareness about digital abuse among teens and promote healthy relationships. As the lead sponsor of loveisrespect’s text-based helpline, Mary Kay was there to support their efforts and educate teens on the warning signs of unhealthy dating behaviors.

So, what is digital abuse? Well, since we’re on the subject of high school here’s a quick pop quiz

  • Is it OK for your boyfriend or girlfriend to tell you who you can or can’t be friends with on social media?
  • Is it OK for your boyfriend or girlfriend to send you 50 texts in one hour?
  • Is it normal for your boyfriend or girlfriend to steal or insist on you giving them your passwords and/or look through your phone frequently?

Hopefully, you answered NO to all of these questions. But, with one in 10 teens claiming they have been threatened physically by email, instant messaging, texting, chatting and through social media channels, chances are you may know someone who is experiencing this. How can you help them? Text “loveis” to 22522 to be connected safely and anonymously with a trained peer advocate who can connect you with the right resources to help.

Join us in sharing this information with your kids, friends, family and loved ones. Ask others to Don’t Look Away from any form of abuse.